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Interview with Clyde Hilbourne, July 30, 2001
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July 30, 2001
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Clyde Hilbourne of Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina, enlisted in the Navy during World War II, graduating in 1944 from quartermaster school as a seaman first class. He went aboard the North Carolina at the end of 1944, working in navigation, and served in the Pacific. He was present at the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After the war the ship returned to New York and Hilbourne returned to his family in Columbus County, where he worked as a saw filer in various mills, ending up at the Riegelwood plant, now National Paper.
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