Edward R. Feagins Memoir, circa 1993


Edward R. Feagins Memoir, circa 1993


The Edward R. Feagins Memoir, held by the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University, consists of a photocopied 105-page typescript reminiscence of the donor's experiences as a private soldier in the United States Army during World War II. The reminiscence documents Feagins basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama (October 1943-February 1944); his journey on a transport ship from Newport News, Virginia, to North Africa; his combat experiences in Italy and France (May 1944-March 1945) as a private first class in Company E, 143rd Infantry, 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard unit); his wounding in France (September 1944) and subsequent medical treatment in Naples and Caserta, Italy; and his non-combat experiences in France, Germany, and England (March-December 1945) prior to his discharge from military service at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on January 15, 1946. Written about 1993, the reminiscence covers the period from December 1941 to February 1946. The current digital collection contains PDF file surrogates created in 2022 of the complete memoir.


Feagins, Edward R. (Person)


Edward R. Feagins Memoir, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University


Circa 1993


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