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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Army; Navy
  • Service Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division; Task Force Dong Tam; 2nd Battalion, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division; 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division; 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
  • Location of Service: Camp Adair, Oregon; California; New Caledonia; Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands); Leyte Island and Luzon (Philippines); Japan; Fort Lewis, Washington; France; Germany; Fort Meade, Maryland; Japan; Korea; Fort Lee, Virginia; Bad Kreuznach and Worms, Germany; Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia; Korea; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Riley, Kansas; Vietnam; Japan
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/48378

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James S. Miles Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • James S. Miles Collection

Names

  • Alexander, Randolph
  • Miles, James S.
  • Largo Library
  • Potters, Bonnie M.

Home State

  • Florida

Headings

  • -  Miles, James S.
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.

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: 2nd Battalion, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division; 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division
    • Location of Service: Camp Adair, Oregon; California; New Caledonia; Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands); Leyte Island and Luzon (Philippines); Japan; Fort Lewis, Washington; France; Germany
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1945
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Service Unit/Ship: 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
    • Location of Service: Fort Meade, Maryland; Japan; Korea; Fort Lee, Virginia; Bad Kreuznach and Worms, Germany
    • Dates of Service: 1948
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Service Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division; Task Force Dong Tam
    • Location of Service: Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia; Korea; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Riley, Kansas; Vietnam; Japan
    • Highest Rank: Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1975
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2002-10-15)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2003-10)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2002)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [2 items] -- Photograph (collected 2002-10-15)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/48378

Cite as

  • James S. Miles Collection (AFC/2001/001/48378), 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:

Alexander, Randolph, James S Miles, Largo Library, and Bonnie M Potters. James S. Miles Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.48378/.

APA citation style:

Alexander, R., Miles, J. S., Largo Library & Potters, B. M. (1942) James S. Miles Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.48378/.

MLA citation style:

Alexander, Randolph, et al. James S. Miles Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.48378/>.