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Joseph E. Pace Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Guam, New Caledonia

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-08-30

Duration: 00:47:53

Subjects: Pace, Joseph E. | World War II | Military | Veterans | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Guam | United States. Marine Corps. | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean | War wounds


  • Pace, Joseph E. Interviewee
  • Lefebvre, Marian Interviewer


An oral history interview conducted on August 30, 2007, with Joseph E. Pace, a member of the 2nd Battalion of the 2nd Marine Regiment during World War II. He discusses: enlisting in the Marines; his training; his deployment to the South Pacific; the wounds sustained by Marines; being shot in the foot; fighting in the invasion of Guam; his discharge from the service; his life after the war; his fellow Marines getting sick after eating goat milk ice cream in New Caledonia; and his promotion to Sergeant while on the battlefield in Guam.