Ed Eyre: Interview

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Eyre, Ed
Ed Eyre, U.S. Marines, WW II (Interviewed Nov. 9, 2005) December 19, 1941 and Ed Eyre was among the first to volunteer for service following the attack on Pearl Harbor. It took a while and a little maneuvering to get where he wanted to be -- as a Marine. He wanted to fight for his country in the Pacific and eventually he found himself in the middle of it as a member of the 5th Marine Division, 28th Regimental Weapons Company. Charging the sands on D-Day at Iwo Jima, February 19, 1945. He saw that US flag flying atop Mount Suribachi -- The flag etched in American pride by the famous photograph of the Marines who mounted it there. He fought day and night and he would fight for 10 days, until shrapnel from a mortar round eventually ended his combat service. Ed Eyre was a winner of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart -- live out his life in rural Brazos county.
KAMU-TV (Television station : College Station, Tex.); Turbiville, Tom
MovingImage; interview; Oral histories
Eyre, Ed; Veterans--United States--Interviews; United States. Marine Corps; 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-Eyre_Ed-video

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