Partial Transcript: OK, it is March the 23rd, 1989. I'm in Lexington, Kentucky in the home of Mr. Edwin Rue.
Synopsis: Col. Kelly introduces World War II veteran Edwin W. Rue. Rue served with Company D, 192nd Tank Battalion in the Philippines.
Keywords: 192nd Tank Battalion;Company D;Lexington (Ky.);Philippines
Partial Transcript: I'd like to start out after the bombing of the airstrip and talk about your duties as a liason officer.
Synopsis: He describes the bombing attack at Clark Field and his duties as a liaison officer during the attack. He also describes being strafed by a Japanese airplane.
Keywords: bomb attacks;Bomb explosions;Clark Field (Philippines)
Partial Transcript: I can't imagine being that close, and that many bombs hitting, and that much smoke that you had to put on your gas mask.
Synopsis: He discusses his feelings after the bombing at Clark Field and how injuries changed some people's appearances. Rue continues to describe what he saw at Clark Field.
Keywords: bomb attacks;Bomb explosions;Clark Field (Philippines);personal reflections
Partial Transcript: Are you gonna be at the headquarters most of the time after they deploy?
Synopsis: He discusses his acquaintance with General MacArthur at his headquarters and his duties as a liaison officer after the bombing of Clark Field and Pearl Harbor.
Keywords: Clark Field;General Douglas MacArthur;Pearl Harbor;Philippines
Partial Transcript: Do you remember when Christmas came, and where you were on Christmas?
Synopsis: They discuss his duties on Christmas day, moving the battalion north and his opinions of fellow soldiers.
Keywords: 192nd Tank Battalion;Joe Million;Lieutenant Preston;Moji;war campaigns;Willard Yates
Partial Transcript: See Bataan, the thing about Bataan that so many people don't understand...
Synopsis: He talks about the plan to fall back into Bataan to protect Manila Bay from the Japanese. He also talks about the surrender to the Japanese and the morale at the time.
Keywords: Bataan (Philippines);Manila Bay;Surrendering
Partial Transcript: Let's go back to the duties as a liason now, and you're with MacArthur. You're going back and forth...
Synopsis: He continues to recall his duties as a liaison for General Douglas MacArthur around Christmas Eve and the tanks Company D had left behind. The interview is concluded.
Keywords: Agno river;Company D;General Douglas MacArthur