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Charles Remsburg, Detroit, Michigan, March 1946.

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Korean War, 1950-1953; World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Service Unit/Ship: IX Corps; D Company, 405th Infantry Regiment, 102nd Infantry Division
  • Location of Service: Georgia; Ohio; Texas; New Jersey; Germany
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/8275

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"The first day of our trip was the official VE Day and it was interesting to note the different reactions of the German and Dutch people." (Memoir, page 183)

After seven months serving in Europe, both in the infantry and as a public relations officer, Charles Remsburg was relieved to see the end of fighting, especially after he had lost so many friends, one of them in the war's last hours. His postwar travels around Europe opened his eyes to the devastating consequences of full-scale war; he even attended the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials for one day. Almost 40 years later, he was able to recall his experiences with the help of scores of letters he'd written home.

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[ Memoir: Old In Youth-Letters Home From A Young Infantryman During World War II by Charles R. Remsburg ]

About this Item

Title

  • Charles Raymond Remsburg, Jr. Collection

Names

  • Remsburg, Charles Raymond
  • Remsburg Jr., Charles Raymond

Home State

  • Michigan

Headings

  • -  Remsburg Jr., Charles Raymond
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: D Company, 405th Infantry Regiment, 102nd Infantry Division
    • Location of Service: Georgia; Ohio; Texas; New Jersey; Germany
    • Highest Rank: Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1943-1946
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: IX Corps
    • Dates of Service: 1950-1951
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of photograph (collected 2006; 2006-03-15)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1943-1946)
  • Photograph: Digital print [9 items] -- Photographs (collected 1943-1946; 2006)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript (collected 2006-03-17)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript (collected 2006-03-16)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/8275

Cite as

  • Charles Raymond Remsburg, Jr. Collection (AFC/2001/001/8275), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

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Additional Metadata Formats

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Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Remsburg, Charles Raymond, and Charles Raymond Remsburg Jr. Charles Raymond Remsburg, Jr. Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.08275/.

APA citation style:

Remsburg, C. R. & Remsburg Jr, C. R. (1943) Charles Raymond Remsburg, Jr. Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.08275/.

MLA citation style:

Remsburg, Charles Raymond, and Charles Raymond Remsburg Jr. Charles Raymond Remsburg, Jr. Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.08275/>.