Charles Milo McLeod
Herb Goodwin recalls his military background and how he was chosen to be part of the newly formed First Special Service Force. He describes traveling from Canada to Helena, Montana, to participate in training for the Force, and he talks extensively about the weapons, gear, and other things that Force members were expected to carry. Goodwin details specific training exercises, and discusses how difficult it was for many of the men. He notes that all of the Force members were expected to do a number of airplane drops, and those who didn’t complete the required number were immediately sent home.
First Special Service Force; U.S. military; Canadian military; World War, 1939-1945; Machine guns; Military training; Military combat weapons; Officers’ Club; Military training, Helena, Montana; Non-commissioned officers [NCO]; Canadian Armed Forces; Sergeants’ Mess; Military servicemen; Soldiers
First Special Service Force Oral History Project, OH 044, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog
Goodwin, Herb, "Herb Goodwin Interview, March 26, 1985" (1985). First Special Service Force Oral History Project. 1.