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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Cold War; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Marine Corps
  • Service Unit/Ship: 1st Marine Division; Task Force X-Ray; 5th Marine Division; 2nd Marine Division; 8th Marine Amphibious Brigade
  • Location of Service: Parris Island, South Carolina; China; Marine Corps Headquarters, Washington, DC
  • Highest Rank: Major General; Captain; Lieutenant Colonel
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/96816

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Arthur Jacques Poillon Collection

Names

  • Poillon, Arthur Jacques
  • Kant, Tim
  • U.S. House of Representatives/Bradley Byrne
  • Bradley, Cheryl

Home State

  • Alabama

Headings

  • -  Poillon, Arthur Jacques
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Marine Corps.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Marine Corps.
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Marine Corps.

Form

  • DVD

Extent

  • 1 item

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Marine Corps
    • Service Unit/Ship: 5th Marine Division
    • Location of Service: China
    • Highest Rank: Captain
    • Dates of Service: 1943
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran participated in the V-12 Navy College Training Program at Princeton University. The veteran served as a platoon commander; company commander; battalion and regimental staff officer; and aide to the Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Marine Corps
    • Service Unit/Ship: 1st Marine Division; Task Force X-Ray
    • Location of Service: Marine Corps Headquarters, Washington, DC
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as chief of staff and G-3 of Task Force X-Ray.
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Marine Corps
    • Service Unit/Ship: 2nd Marine Division; 8th Marine Amphibious Brigade
    • Location of Service: Parris Island, South Carolina
    • Highest Rank: Major General
    • Dates of Service: 1979
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island; Force Troops, Atlantic; 8th Marine Amphibious Brigade; and 2nd Marine Division.

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2011-04-26; 2011-04)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/96816

Cite as

  • Arthur Jacques Poillon Collection (AFC/2001/001/96816), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • 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:

Poillon, Arthur Jacques, Tim Kant, U.S. House Of Representatives/Bradley Byrne, and Cheryl Bradley. Arthur Jacques Poillon Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.96816/.

APA citation style:

Poillon, A. J., Kant, T., U.S. House Of Representatives/Bradley Byrne & Bradley, C. (1943) Arthur Jacques Poillon Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.96816/.

MLA citation style:

Poillon, Arthur Jacques, et al. Arthur Jacques Poillon Collection. 1943. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.96816/>.