Howie Hunter discusses his time as a student at the University of Montana. He describes working briefly for the U.S. Forest Service before taking a position at a local forest products company, where he worked until retiring in 1988. Hunter also talks about his time in the military during World War Two. He tells a story about being in a prisoner of war camp and how his association with the University of Montana helped him befriend a German guard. Hunter discusses witnessing the Holocaust, as well as traveling to Germany decades after the war.
College of Forestry and Conservation; University of Montana; World War Two; Prisoner of war; Holocaust; U.S. Forest Service; Missoula, Montana
College of Forestry and Conservation Centennial Oral History Project, OH 443, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Hunter, Howie, "Howie Hunter Interview, December 9, 2013" (2013). University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation Centennial Oral History Project. 9.