POULNOT, F. SHERRILL, 1922- , INTERVIEWEE

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POULNOT, F. SHERRILL, 1922- , INTERVIEWEE

Transcript and audio of oral history interview 2008 October 21.
Interviewed by Jack Bass, author, professor and fellow in The Citadel History Department.
Transcript 18 p., 1 CD, 44:30
Harbor pilot, member of Class of 1944
Sherrill Poulnot left The Citadel to enlist in the Navy of the fall of 1942. After completing the Navy Quartermaster School in Newport, Rhode Island, he served three years in the Navy which included combat in the Pacific. Color blindness prevented him from enrolling in officer candidate school. He described his wartime sercice as an enlisted helmsman conducting minesweeping operations in the Pacific Island of Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Saipan, Tinian, Philippines and Okinawa. After the war, Mr. Poulnot qualified as a harbor pilot and served for forty-two years.

2009.013.009

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