THORNE, THOMAS J. 1918-, INTERVIEWEE
From The Citadel Archives Guide
THORNE, THOMAS J., 1918-, INTERVIEWEE
Transcript and audio of oral history interview, Charleston, S.C., 2008
Interviewed by Jack Bass, author, professor and fellow in The Citadel History department.
Transcript 27 p., 1 CD, 3 tracks, 74:52
Officer in the Army Reserves, member of Citadel Class of 1939.
Thomas Thorne graduated from The Citadel in 1939 and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the Coast Artillery, Organized Reserve Corps. In World War II he served as Commanding Officer of an Anti-Aircraft Artillery unit during the Battle of the Bulge. Throughout the war he participated in a total of three campaigns, all in Europe. Thorne describes his decision to attend The Citadel and his thirty-five years in the Army Reserve.
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