Clyde Fickes Interview, March 30, 1985


Clyde Fickes


Charles "Milo" McLeod



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First Sergeant Clyde Fickes describes the time he spent in the National Guard during the early 1900s, first in Ohio and then in Montana. Fickes recalls being sent with the Montana Guard to the Mexican-American border in 1916. He describes the living conditions and activities of the soldiers during their time on the border. Fickes tells of his experiences with the Guard in Montana as well, relating training regimes, equipment used, and attitudes of different officers. A Forest Service employee for many years, Fickes talks about starting up the Ninemile Remount Depot.

Clyde Fickes’ wife, Corrine is present for the interview.

Document Type

Oral History


U.S. Forest Service; National Guard of the United States; Mexican Border Campaign; National Guard, Montana; Soldiers, Montana; Soldier life; Ninemile Remount Depot

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Military History of Montana Oral History Project, OH 150, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 150-002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (30 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:07:25 minutes

Local Filename

OH_150_002.mp3; OH_150_002.pdf

Clyde Fickes Interview, March 30, 1985