George Little enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942, and attended boot camp at Paris Island, S.C. He fought in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Little received a field commission during the invasion of Saipan, becoming First Lieutenant and Platoon Leader. In April 8, 1942 he was blinded in battle on the island of Okimawa. In November of 1945, following a series of reconstructive surgeries, he returned home, to Concord, N.C. where he became the state’s first blind building contractor.
Transcript Number 057
Title: George Little: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: George Little
Interviewer: Paul Zarbock
Date of Interview: May 22, 2001
Location of Interview: Ocean Isle, N.C.
Description: 1 Mini-DV Cassette Tape (ca. 60 min.) sd., col. + 1 VHS Cassette Tape
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience