LeRoy Balmain: Interview

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Balmain, LeRoy
Leroy Balmain, Merchant Marines/Air Force, WW II/Korea (Interviewed March 17, 2011) Leroy Balmain was in boot camp at Catalena Island when the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945. As a Merchant Marine and later in the Air Force, he did not see combat duty but served his country first as a fireman aboard the SS Alfred C. True and then eventually as an Administrative Supervisor. He and his wife Marita were married in 1946 and his assignments took them from Alaska to Topeka to Alabama to Washington DC to Shreveport to the Philippines and finally back to the States and in 1972 to Bryan, where he served four years as an Air Force Recruiter. After he retired from the service, he spent 19 years as Executive Director for the Better Business Bureau here. So you see his entire adult life has been one of service.
KAMU-TV (Television station : College Station, Tex.); Turbiville, Tom
MovingImage; interview; Oral histories
Balmain, LeRoy; Veterans--United States--Interviews; United States Merchant Marine Cadet Corps; United States Merchant Marine Cadet Corps; United States. Air Force; World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953
Veterans of the Valley
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In copyright-educational use permitted; For more information, see http://rightsstatementsorg/vocab/InC-EDU/10/
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-Balmain_LeRoy-video

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