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Joseph Parrino, Augusta, GA [undated]

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Cold War
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Service Unit/Ship: Signal Corps
  • Location of Service: United States
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/626

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A handful of snapshots and sketches are all that comprise the collection of Joseph Parrino, who served stateside with the Army's Signal Corps during the latter days of the Korean War. But Parrino's sketches are both specific and universal. They offer a glimpse into the everyday life of the 1950s GI, but the subjects--the mundane work, the subordination of the individual to the group, the repetitive routines--apply to any soldier in any era. Parrino succinctly captures a feel for the soldier's life in a way that might elude a writer or interviewee.

[ Photo Album ]

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[ Ft. Dix, New Jersey. Lined up for transport in new uniforms at processing center [1953] ]
[ Ft. Dix, New Jersey. Line for chow. "Take all you want--but eat all you take." [1953] ]
[ Camp Gordon, GA. Barracks. "Smoke if you got 'em." ]
[ Camp Gordon, GA. "Dusty boots after a hard day." ]
[ Camp Gordon, GA. Lacing up boots at reveille [1953] ]
[ Camp Gordon, Georgia. "Cleaning weapons before inspection our weapon was the M-1 carbine" [1953] ]

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[ Camp Gordon, GA. Barracks--Latrine. [1953] ]
[ Camp Gordon, GA. "Baseball catch--after hours" [1953] ]
[ Camp Gordon, GA. Marching in a stationary parade--the band played "The Colonel's Bogey" [1954] ]
[ Camp Gordon, GA. "Reading letters from home." ]

About this Item

Title

  • Joseph V. Parrino Collection

Names

  • Parrino, Joseph V.

Home State

  • Massachusetts

Headings

  • -  Parrino, Joseph V.
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: Signal Corps
    • Location of Service: United States
    • Highest Rank: Corporal
    • Dates of Service: 1953-1955
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1953-1955)
  • Manuscript: Creative works [10 items] -- Handwritten document (collected 1953-1954)
  • Photograph: Digital print [14 items] -- Photograph (collected 1953-1955)
  • Photograph: Duplicate [1 item] -- Photograph (collected 1949)
  • Manuscript: Creative works [10 items] -- Handwritten document (collected 1953)
  • Photograph: Copy photographic print [8 items] -- Photograph (collected 1953)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/626

Cite as

  • Joseph V. Parrino Collection (AFC/2001/001/626), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

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Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Wars & Conflicts

Service Branch

Location of Service

Service Unit/Ship

Highest Rank

Discharge Status

Gender

Home State

Interviewee

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.

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Citing VHP Materials

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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:

Parrino, Joseph V. Joseph V. Parrino Collection. 1953. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.00626/.

APA citation style:

Parrino, J. V. (1953) Joseph V. Parrino Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.00626/.

MLA citation style:

Parrino, Joseph V. Joseph V. Parrino Collection. 1953. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.00626/>.