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Walter Stein at time of interview

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Cold War; World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: 1st Army Headquarters; 519th Military Police (MP) Battalion; 800th MP Battalion; 716th MP Battalion; Reserves; Heavy Weapons Unit, 14th Infantry Regiment; 760th Military Police Battalion; Company D, Air Transport Command, Army Air Force
  • Location of Service: Fort Mead, Maryland; Macon, Georgia; Panama; Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Base, California; Fort Gordon, Georgia; Camp Atterbury, Indiana; Fort Custer, Michigan; California; Fort Drum, New York; Fort Meade, Maryland; Virginia; West Virginia; Delaware; Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania; New Jersey; Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia; Washington, DC; Fort Gordon, Georgia; Governor's Island, New York; Fort Dix, New Jersey; Japan; Korea
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant; Lieutenant Colonel
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/84371

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Walter Sholom Stein Collection

Names

  • Veterans Memorial & Multicultural Histories, Incorporated / VA Medical Center, West Palm Beach
  • Stein, Walter Sholom
  • Cartwright, Carlton G.

Home State

  • Florida

Headings

  • -  Stein, Walter Sholom
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Cold War -- 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: Heavy Weapons Unit, 14th Infantry Regiment; 760th Military Police Battalion; Company D, Air Transport Command, Army Air Force
    • Location of Service: Fort Mead, Maryland; Macon, Georgia; Panama; Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Base, California; Fort Gordon, Georgia; Camp Atterbury, Indiana; Fort Custer, Michigan; California
    • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
    • Dates of Service: 1941-1945
    • Entrance into Service: Drafted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as a personal clerk for the commander of the 760th Military Police Battalion.
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 519th Military Police (MP) Battalion; 800th MP Battalion; 716th MP Battalion; Reserves
    • Location of Service: Fort Gordon, Georgia; Governor's Island, New York; Fort Dix, New Jersey; Japan; Korea
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1945-1979
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as battalion supply officer.
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 1st Army Headquarters
    • Location of Service: Fort Drum, New York; Fort Meade, Maryland; Virginia; West Virginia; Delaware; Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania; New Jersey; Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia; Washington, DC
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as an inspector general for the 1st Army and as a provost marshal.

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2012-02-18)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Handwritten document (collected 2012)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/84371

Cite as

  • Walter Sholom Stein Collection (AFC/2001/001/84371), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image
  • 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:

Veterans Memorial & Multicultural Histories, Incorporated / Va Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Walter Sholom Stein, and Carlton G Cartwright. Walter Sholom Stein Collection. 1941. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.84371/.

APA citation style:

Veterans Memorial & Multicultural Histories, I. /. V. M. C., Stein, W. S. & Cartwright, C. G. (1941) Walter Sholom Stein Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.84371/.

MLA citation style:

Veterans Memorial & Multicultural Histories, Incorporated / Va Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Walter Sholom Stein, and Carlton G Cartwright. Walter Sholom Stein Collection. 1941. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.84371/>.