Major Loenard Mapes recounts his entry and expereinces in the Marine Corps. He describes the various jobs he held, the entertainers who visited, the living conditions of he and his fellow Marines, and the state of China after WW II. Major Mapes recounts how he breifly married a young Chinese girl to rescue her from the brothels.
Transcript Number 383
Title: Leonard Mapes: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Leonard Mapes
Interviewer: Paul Zarbock
Date of Interview: May 29, 2003
Location of Interview: Wilmington, NC
Description: Mini DV
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience