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In this interview, Kevin Shannon describes his family’s Irish heritage and talks about his involvement in programs for people with mental disabilities including his efforts. He recalls traveling to Ireland when he was stationed in Europe during World War Two. Shannon recounts the injuries he sustained during his service in Germany and his six months in a body cast.
Irish immigrants; World War, 1939-1945; Military service; Prisoners of War (POWs)
The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana OH-435, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
Shannon, Kevin, "Kevin Shannon Interview, October 29, 2010" (2010). The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana. OH 435-015.