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Table of Contents

Biographical Information; Enlistment in Reserve Corps; 46th General Hospital Training; Active Duty/Fort Lewis; Fort Riley, Basic Training; Army Specialized Training Program; 97th Reinforcement Battalion; Family Life Post War; Colonel J. Guy Strohm; Life at Fort Riley; Doctor Training Lectures; Hospital Regulations; Uniforms; Troop Processing; Role As Medic; Medical Supplies/Civilian Hospitals; Rest and Relaxation; Local Support; Effect of the Great Depression; Military Organization, Ranking; 46th General Hospital Members, Reunions


Morris talks about his childhood in Denver, Colorado, Omaha, Nebraska and Portland, Oregon, his education, and how he joined the U.S. Army's 46th General Hospital. He describes his training with the 46th General Hospital at Fort Riley, Kansas, and his experiences as the chief medical corpsman in the 97th Reinforcement Battalion in Europe during World War II. He discusses medic training generally and response to trauma, types and availability of medical supplies and drugs, and treatment of prisoners of war.


Transcript of oral history interview with Cliff Morris, conducted on April 1, 1998 by Joan Ash


OHSU Oral History Project




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