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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Unit of Service/Ship: Utility Squadron 3 (VU-3); Utility Squadron 5 (VU-5); Fleet Air Squadron 118 (FASRON 118); Naval Aviation Electronics Service Unit; VS-38 (Air Anti-Submarine Squadron); Naval Aviation Engineering Service Unit (NAESU); VAW-111 (Air Early Warning Squadron); USS Princeton (CVS 37); USS Hornet (CVS 12); USS Bennington (CVS 20)
  • Location of Service:
  • Highest Rank: Chief Petty Officer; Commander
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/92189

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Jesse Wyeth Lewis, Jr. Collection

Names

  • Shorak, B.J.
  • Larson, Samuel Kelly
  • National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
  • Lewis Jr., Jesse Wyeth

Home State

  • Minnesota

Headings

  • -  Lewis Jr., Jesse Wyeth
  • -  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

  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Unit of Service: Utility Squadron 3 (VU-3); Utility Squadron 5 (VU-5); Fleet Air Squadron 118 (FASRON 118); Naval Aviation Electronics Service Unit
    • Location of Service:
    • Highest Rank: Chief Petty Officer
    • Dates of Service: 1946-1954
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as an aviation electronics technician.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Unit of Service: VS-38 (Air Anti-Submarine Squadron); Naval Aviation Engineering Service Unit (NAESU); VAW-111 (Air Early Warning Squadron); USS Princeton (CVS 37); USS Hornet (CVS 12); USS Bennington (CVS 20)
    • Location of Service:
    • Highest Rank: Commander
    • Dates of Service: 1954-1977
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran also served aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31) and the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA 42) as a pilot.

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2013-11-09; 2013-11-15)
  • Manuscript: Biography [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of video recording (collected 2013-11-13)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/92189

Cite as

  • Jesse Wyeth Lewis, Jr. Collection (AFC/2001/001/92189), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • video

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:

Shorak, B.J, Samuel Kelly Larson, National Court Reporters Association, and Jesse Wyeth Lewis Jr. Jesse Wyeth Lewis, Jr. Collection. 1946. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.92189/.

APA citation style:

Shorak, B. J., Larson, S. K., National Court Reporters Association & Lewis Jr, J. W. (1946) Jesse Wyeth Lewis, Jr. Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.92189/.

MLA citation style:

Shorak, B.J, et al. Jesse Wyeth Lewis, Jr. Collection. 1946. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.92189/>.