Alton Cadenhead Interview, 2015-05-20
Started in 2013, the Museum of History and Holocaust Education's Oral History Program preserves first-hand accounts of past events through recorded film. To date, over 50 individuals have participated, contributing valuable content to museum programming, exhibitions, and K-12 curriculum.
The MHHE Oral History Program includes two ongoing projects, the Legacy Series and Immigrant Stories. Through the Legacy Series, we preserve the experiences of Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans, home front workers, and others who lived during the Second World War. Through the Immigrant Stories oral history project, we interview individuals who have first or second-hand experiences of immigration.
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- Creation: 2015-05-20
- Cadenhead, Alton (Interviewee, Person)
- Newberry, James (Interviewer, Person)
- Langer, Adina (Transcriber, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Born on a farm in Troup County, Georgia in 1924, Alton Cadenhead enlisted in the Marine Corps after the Pearl Harbor attack. Serving as a corporal in the Third Marine Division, Cadenhead was injured in the battles of Guam and Iwo Jima. After the war he worked as a mechanical engineer. Alton Cadenhead lives in Calhoun, Georgia. He recorded his oral history interview at Kennesaw State University in May 2015.
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Source of Acquisition
James Newberry, Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Kennesaw State University.