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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Cold War; World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division; 1st Platoon, I Company, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division; 5th Infantry Division; 3rd Infantry Division; Troop B, 4th Constabulary Regiment; Company I, 350th Infantry Regiment; 82nd Airborne Division; 6th Infantry Regiment
  • Location of Service: Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Riley, Kansas; Fort Benning, Georgia; Pentagon, Virginia; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Austria; Vietnam; Berlin, Germany; Camp Forrest, Tennessee; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Camp Roberts, California; Fort Benning, Georgia; Espiritu Santo Island (New Hebrides Islands); Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); Germany
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/114695

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • James L. Riffe Collection

Names

  • Riffe, James L.
  • Hill, Ruth A.

Home State

  • Virginia

Headings

  • -  Riffe, James L.
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division; 1st Platoon, I Company, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division
    • Location of Service: Camp Forrest, Tennessee; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Camp Roberts, California; Fort Benning, Georgia; Espiritu Santo Island (New Hebrides Islands); Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); Germany
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1972
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as a platoon leader, rifle company plans and operation officer, escort officer, and airborne division chief of staff.
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 5th Infantry Division; 3rd Infantry Division; Troop B, 4th Constabulary Regiment; Company I, 350th Infantry Regiment; 82nd Airborne Division; 6th Infantry Regiment
    • Location of Service: Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Riley, Kansas; Fort Benning, Georgia; Pentagon, Virginia; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Austria; Vietnam; Berlin, Germany
    • Highest Rank: Colonel
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Video: Flash Drive [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2017; 2017)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- (collected 2017)
  • Photograph: Digital print [1 item] -- Photograph (collected 2017)
  • Photograph: Photocopy of Photographic Print [4 items] -- Photograph (collected 1942-1972)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/114695

Cite as

  • James L. Riffe Collection (AFC/2001/001/114695), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

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:

Riffe, James L, and Ruth A Hill. James L. Riffe Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.114695/.

APA citation style:

Riffe, J. L. & Hill, R. A. (1942) James L. Riffe Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.114695/.

MLA citation style:

Riffe, James L, and Ruth A Hill. James L. Riffe Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.114695/>.