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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975; World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Service Unit/Ship: 1st Cavalry Division; 505th Parachute Infantry; 82nd Airborne Division
  • Location of Service:
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/31599

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John Norton Collection
Interview / Recording

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About this Item

Title

  • John Norton Collection

Names

  • Redmond, Patricia T.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Frederick, Maryland Chapter
  • Norton, John

Home State

  • Virginia

Headings

  • -  Norton, John
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- 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: 505th Parachute Infantry; 82nd Airborne Division
    • Location of Service:
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant General
    • Dates of Service: 1935-1975
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran was a member of the Army Aviation Hall of Fame and the Army Field Experimentation Hall of Fame. He received the Doughboy Award for his contributions to combat infantry and was nominated for the West Point Distinguished Graduates Award. He parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and made 4 jumps behind enemy lines including Sicily, Salerno, and Holland. He saw combat in Italy, Belgium and Germany.
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Location of Service:
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: 1st Cavalry Division
    • Location of Service:
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran was a commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam in 1966.

Materials

  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 2004-07-14; 2006-03-07)
  • Photograph: Mixed (Multiple types of photographs) [9 items] -- Photograph (collected 1941-2004)
  • Manuscript: Biography [2 items] -- (collected 2002-2004)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [8 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 2004)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- (collected unknown)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [3 items] -- Oral history interview (collected 2004-07-14; 2004-07-14)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2004-07-14; 1970-02-20)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [3 items] -- Reference copy (collected 2004-07-14; 2006-03-07)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/31599

Cite as

  • John Norton Collection (AFC/2001/001/31599), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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:

Redmond, Patricia T, Frederick Daughters Of The American Revolution, and John Norton. John Norton Collection. 1935. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.31599/.

APA citation style:

Redmond, P. T., Daughters Of The American Revolution, F. & Norton, J. (1935) John Norton Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.31599/.

MLA citation style:

Redmond, Patricia T, Frederick Daughters Of The American Revolution, and John Norton. John Norton Collection. 1935. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.31599/>.