Douglass Starr - part 2: Interview

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Starr, Douglass
Dr. Douglass Starr, U.S. Navy, WW II (Interviewed April 17, 2008) Dr. Douglass Starr’s World War II service all happened before he turned 20 years old. But he packed a lot into those 3 1/2 years. A navy sonarman who serve with honor aboard the proud destroyer USS Nicholas DD-449. He was a Texas A&M journalism professor until the age of 83. Douglass Starr has many stories to tell of not only his World War II service but in Korea aboard the Destroyer USS Walke -- And perhaps the most fascinating was his eyewitness to history. On 2 September 1945 in Tokyo Bay, the signing of the surrender by the Empire of Japan aboard the USS Missouri. You see the Nicholas was moored right alongside Big Mo on that historic day.
KAMU-TV (Television station : College Station, Tex.); Turbiville, Tom
MovingImage; interview; Oral histories
Starr, Douglass; Veterans--United States--Interviews; United States. Navy; World War, 1939-1945
Veterans of the Valley
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Items in this collection were donated to Cushing Memorial Library and Archives in 2017 by Tom Turbiville

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From "Veterans of the Valley," a television series created by host Tom Turbiville and produced at KAMU-TV’s studio on the Texas A&M University, College Station campus

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reformatted digital
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Catalog Key: 03-VOTV-StarrDouglass-video02

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