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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953; Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Service Unit/Ship: 1266th Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Army; 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division; 4th Infantry Division
  • Location of Service: Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Gelnhausen, Germany; Fort Monroe, Virginia; Vietnam; Strike Command MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Selfridge Field, Michigan; Fort Ord, Oakland, and San Francisco, California; Fort Benning, Georgia; Japan; Korea; Augsburg, Germany; Fort Casey, and Fort Worden, Washington; Los Angeles, and Camp Hahn, California; Camp Bowie, Texas; England; France; Germany
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant Major; Captain
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/47819

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John Oliver Potts Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • John Oliver Potts Collection

Names

  • Bellin, Robert W.
  • Largo Library
  • Potts, John Oliver
  • Potters, Bonnie M.

Home State

  • Florida

Headings

  • -  Potts, John Oliver
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives

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: 1266th Combat Engineer Battalion, 3rd Army
    • Location of Service: Fort Casey, and Fort Worden, Washington; Los Angeles, and Camp Hahn, California; Camp Bowie, Texas; England; France; Germany
    • Dates of Service: 1941-1945
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Service Unit/Ship: 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
    • Location of Service: Fort Ord, Oakland, and San Francisco, California; Fort Benning, Georgia; Japan; Korea; Augsburg, Germany
    • Highest Rank: Captain
    • Dates of Service: 1948-1973
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Service Unit/Ship: 4th Infantry Division
    • Location of Service: Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Fort Knox, Kentucky; Gelnhausen, Germany; Fort Monroe, Virginia; Vietnam; Strike Command MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Selfridge Field, Michigan
    • Highest Rank: Sergeant Major
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2002-11-18)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [5 items] -- Photograph (collected 1951-2003)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/47819

Cite as

  • John Oliver Potts Collection (AFC/2001/001/47819), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio

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:

Bellin, Robert W, Largo Library, John Oliver Potts, and Bonnie M Potters. John Oliver Potts Collection. 1941. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.47819/.

APA citation style:

Bellin, R. W., Largo Library, Potts, J. O. & Potters, B. M. (1941) John Oliver Potts Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.47819/.

MLA citation style:

Bellin, Robert W, et al. John Oliver Potts Collection. 1941. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.47819/>.