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Roane E. Hathorn Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Philippines

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-10-16

Duration: 00:05:39

Subjects: Hathorn, Roane | World War II | Military | Veterans | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | United States. Army


  • Hathorn, Roane E. Interviewee
  • Courtney, Beth Interviewer


An oral history interview conducted on October 16, 2007, with Roane E. Hathorn, a member of the 35th Regiment of the 25th Division of the 4th Army during World War II. He discusses: serving in the Philippines; being taken off the front lines as an 18-year-old because of an Executive Order passed by President Harry S. Truman; his best and worst memories of the war; and the senselessness of war.