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This channel includes video clips from veteran Harry Kone's oral history interview, in which he describes his experiences growing up in Baltimore, working in a steel mill during college, and serving in the Marine Corps during World War II.

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This channel includes video clips from veteran Harry Kone's oral history interview, in which he describes his experiences growing up in Baltimore, working in a steel mill during college, and serving in the Marine Corps during World War II.

Born in Baltimore in 1920, Harry Kone worked as a welder while attending the University of Wisconsin. In 1942 Kone enlisted in the Marine Corps and sustained injuries while unloading a ship at Guadalcanal later that year. He recovered in a military hospital before serving in the Bougainville Campaign in 1943. After the war Kone taught English in Chicago city schools.

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