Interview with Jim Distler


  • Identifier: 2020 OH 105
  • Date: 11/17/2019
  • Interviewer: Prater, Nicholas
  • Interviewee: Distler, Jim
  • Description: Jim 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.
  • Location: Richmond, KY
  • Duration: 0:22:56
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  • Restrictions: None
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.
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“Interview with Jim Distler,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed September 27, 2021,