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Don V. Paradis Papers, 1973-1975 | Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Collection Overview

Title: Don V. Paradis Papers, 1973-1975Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Paradis, Donald V.

Extent: -1.0 Cubic Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1980

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of materials documenting the military service of Don V. Paradis during World War I. These materials include a bound volume containing photographs and Don Paradis's oral history transcript (1973).  There is also a copy of Leatherneck magazine (November 1974) which includes an article about Paradis' trip back to Belleau Wood, France where he fought in 1918.  Also included is Paradis' photo album entitled "My Trip to France and Belleau Woods May 30 1975."

Collection Historical Note

Don V. Paradis was a Gunnery Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I and served in France with the American Expiditionary Force. He survied the campaign at Belleau Wood, France "without getting a scratch."  For his heroism, he received two Silver star Medals and the French Croix de Guerre. In 1975 he was invited to accompany Commandant Robert E. Cushman, Jr back to Belleau Wood, France.

Administrative Information

Repository: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Access Restrictions: This collection is available for use by the general public.

Use Restrictions: This material is subject to copyright restrictions under Title 17 of the U.S. Code.

Acquisition Source: Don V. Paradis

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Oral History Transcript - Gunnery Sergeant Don V. ParadisAdd to your cart.

Leatherneck Magazine, November 1974Add to your cart.
test Article related to Paradis on pages 16-22

Photographs - "My Trip to France Belleau Woods, May 30, 1975Add to your cart.