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Interview with C. Elwyn Harris, May 8, 2001
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May 8, 2001
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C. Elwyn Harris was employed at an ammunition depot in Portsmouth, Virginia, when he enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1941. He was placed aboard the buoy tender Speedwell and served doing coastal patrols, search and rescue missions, and buoy tending until July of 1945 when he was transferred to a troop transport, the General Black, ferrying servicemen to and from Europe and, later, Calcutta. He was discharged in November of that year as a first class machines mate.
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