Pete Harden grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1942, and assigned to the Medical Corps. He was trained as a surgical technician at Fort Benjamin Harrison, in Indianapolis, Indiana. In late spring of 1944, he was attached to a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, and deployed to the European Theater, landing at Edinburgh, Scotland.

   Harden was billeted with a family in Kidderminster, England until June 12, when his unit was dispatched to Normandy.  He served as a medic on battlefields in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Harden returned to New York City at the end of the war.
Transcript Number 013
Title: Peter Harden: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Peter Harden
Interviewer: Joseph James
Date of Interview: July 30, 1998
Location of Interview: Wilmington, N.C.
Description: 1 VHS Cassette Tape (ca. 60 min) sd., col.
Series: Wartime Wilmington Commemoration Project
Series: Voices of Experience