WWII Oral History Interview

WWII Oral History Interview of Veteran Robert ErskineWWII Veteran Robert Erskine

Last month I had the honor and privilege to interview World War II Veteran, Robert Erskine, in Jupiter, Florida.  Mr. Erskine was a medic who rose to the rank of Sergeant while serving in the 78th Infantry Division, 303 Medical Battalion.  Sgt. Erskine is a Battle of the Bulge Veteran, having participated in three major battle campaigns including the Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe.  In total, Sgt. Erskine was deployed to England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany.  For his efforts, Sgt. Erskine received three bronze battle stars, two Bronze Star medals for valor at the Battle of the Bulge and the Remagen Bridge crossing.  France has also honored Robert Erskine with the French Legion of Honor for his service in defending and liberating French soil.  Stay tuned for a video excerpt from the WWII oral history interview.

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About Patrick Russell

Director and oral historian for the Making History Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Veteran stories for future generations. Resides in Miami, Florida, where he is a full-time mediator and has been a practicing lawyer since 1994. Proudly serves as a staff member for the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, in addition to being a member of the Oral History Association, American Historical Association; Friends and Family of the 508 P.I.R.; and the Battle of the Bulge Association. Graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Political Science, and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Additional courses and workshops for oral history and museum studies have been taken at Baylor University and Harvard University, Harvard Extension School. Contact info: (305) 608-2977 or patrick@making-history-project.com

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