Charles "Milo" McLeod
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.
U.S. Forest Service; National Guard of the United States; Mexican Border Campaign; National Guard, Montana; Soldiers, Montana; Soldier life; Ninemile Remount Depot
Military History of Montana Oral History Project, OH 150, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library
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Oral History Number
1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (30 p.: 28 cm.)
Fickes, Clyde, "Clyde Fickes Interview" (1985). Military History of Montana Oral History Project. 2.