Gene Harrod enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the early 1940's. He completed basic training at Great Lakes, Illinois. He was assigned to a destroyer, the USS Dortch, as a fire control man. Harrod first engaged in combat in the Marshall Islands. He participated in the invasions of Okinawa and Iwo Jima. By the time Harrod was discharged, he had attained the rank of Fire Control Man, First Class.
Transcript Number 010
Title: Eugene Harrod: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Eugene Harrod
Interviewer: Joseph James
Date of Interview: July 28, 1998
Location of interview: Wilmington, N.C.
Description: 1 VHS Cassette Tape (ca. 38 min.): sd. col.
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience