Dr. Clyde Burns served as an Army medic during World War II, joining while a student at Clemson College. He went through basic training at Camp Barklay in Texas and was then transferred to Denver, Colorado, where he was trained as a laboratory technician at Fitzsimmons General Hospital. He served in the Pacific with the 77th division, 307th infantry, company G medical detachment. He saw action on Guam and Okinawa and was present on Ie Shima with war correspondent Ernie Pyle when Pyle was killed. He was furloughed when his father suffered a heart attack, and discharged while still in the state in October of 1945. After the war he graduated from veterinary school on the GI Bill.
Transcript Number 69
Title: Clyde Burns: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Clyde Burns
Interviewer: Paul Zarbock
Date of Interview: July 23, 2001
Location of Interview: Whiteville, NC
Description: Mini-DV
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience