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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: I Company, 409th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Division; 508th Military Police Battalion; 564th Military Police Company; 6th Army
  • Location of Service: Texas; Korea; Japan; San Francisco, California; Puerto Rico; Washington, DC; Camp Wolters, Texas (basic training); Fort Benning, Georgia; France; Germany; European Theater
  • Highest Rank: Captain; Lieutenant Colonel
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/83520

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Robert Edward Kruger Collection
Interview / Recording

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Robert Edward Kruger Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Robert Edward Kruger Collection

Names

  • Texas Court Reporters Association (TCRA)
  • Kruger, Robert Edward
  • Cowen, Thomas A.
  • Ryan Wells

Home State

  • Texas

Headings

  • -  Kruger, Robert Edward
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- 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
    • Unit of Service: I Company, 409th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Division; 508th Military Police Battalion; 564th Military Police Company
    • Location of Service: Camp Wolters, Texas (basic training); Fort Benning, Georgia; France; Germany; European Theater
    • Highest Rank: Captain
    • Dates of Service: 1943-1947
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as an infantry platoon leader, company commander, and senior staff officer.
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 6th Army
    • Location of Service: Texas; Korea; Japan; San Francisco, California; Puerto Rico; Washington, DC
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1951-1966
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2011-11-12; 2011-11-12)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2005-07-02; 2005-07-02)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2005-07-02; 2005-07-02)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2011-12-10)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2005)
  • Photograph: Copy photographic print [2 items] -- Photograph (collected 1945-2011)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/83520

Cite as

  • Robert Edward Kruger Collection (AFC/2001/001/83520), 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:

Texas Court Reporters Association, Robert Edward Kruger, Thomas A Cowen, and Ryan Wells. Robert Edward Kruger Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.83520/.

APA citation style:

Texas Court Reporters Association, Kruger, R. E., Cowen, T. A. & Ryan Wells. (1943) Robert Edward Kruger Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.83520/.

MLA citation style:

Texas Court Reporters Association, et al. Robert Edward Kruger Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.83520/>.