Anthony Acevedo

Biography:

Anthony C. Acevedo is a veteran of World War II. He was born in San Bernardino, California on July 3, 1924. He was drafted and served in the Army from August 1943 to December 1945. Acevedo’s highest rank was Corporal. He served in the Medic Corp performing surgeries in Europe, including Vichy, France. He was a prisoner of war and sustained service-related injuries. Acevedo was awarded many medals and service awards. They include a Purple Heart, Victory Ribbon, American Theatre (also known as an American Campaign Medal), European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (also known as the EAME Ribbon), three Bronze Stars and Good Conduct Medal.

 

Audio Recording of Interview:

Minute Makers and Topics of Audio Recording of Interview

0:30                 Early life and family

5:20                 German spies in Mexico

7:50                 Drafted into Army (left Mexico)

12:00               Transferred to Medical Corp.

15:30               Trip to and in Europe, Medic combat experiences

23:20               Experiences as German POW

42:30               More experiences as Medic in combat

47:20               Time line of war experiences, being captured

50:30               More POW experiences

51:20               Personal life, struggles with trauma

56:10               Liberation from German prison camp and recovery

01:03:10           Discharged from military

01:03:50           Family relations

01:09:30           How coped with wartime experiences

01:10:50           Readapting to civilian life, meeting other veterans

01:12:40           Post-war employment

01:15:30           More meeting with other veterans

01:17:00           Sharing his war experiences with the community

01:18:40           Unsure how to adapt to civilian life when released from

service

01:20:20           Attended reunions

01:22:50           Life lessons from being a POW

01:26:30           Advice for newly-joined or potential soldiers

01:28:20           Told not to continue his military service after

discharged

 

Journal Acevedo Kept while a POW

 

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