Interview with Jim Distler


  • Identifier2020 OH 105
  • Date11/17/2019
  • InterviewerPrater, Nicholas
  • IntervieweeDistler, Jim
  • DescriptionJim Distler discusses his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps. In particular, Distler details his experiences during basic training, his reasons for enlisting, his occupation as a radio operator, and his life after the service. He also gives his opinions on the military and civilian life after enlistment.
  • LocationRichmond, KY
  • Duration0:22:56
  • RestrictionsNone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.


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