KESSLER, RAYMOND, 1922- , INTERVIEWEE

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KESSLER, RAYMOND, 1922- , INTERVIEWEE

Transcript and audio of oral history interview 2008 November 21.
Interviewed by Jack Bass, author, professor and fellow in The Citadel History Department.
Transcript 27 p., 1 CD, 68 min.
Army Officer, engineer, member of Class of 1943.
Raymond Kessler describes his experience as an engineer in charge of fifty men assigned to build a fifty mile stretch of a thousand mile pipeline from India across Burma. The pipeline was to supply gasoline for American airfields being built to support a planned invasion of Japan. After the war Mr. Kessler joined the Army Reserve. He retired as a colonel in 1976. Mr. Kessler reflects on his education at Porter Military Academy and The Citadel as well as teaching civil engineering at The Citadel from 1947-1951.

2009.013.014

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