• College/Year: RC '41
  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Kramer, Vincent (February 21, 1995)
  • Conflict(s): World War II
  • Military Branch & Unit: Marine Corps
  • Theater(s): Pacific
  • Marine Corps Other: CIA
  • Battle of Guadalcanal: Highest Rank: Major
  • Battle of Guadalcanal: Quote: "[With Malaria] You ran a fever of 106 degrees. And you still had to try to stay, and stay with your position. You had dengue fever, which is even worse than malaria. Men that were scratched with coral became infected with a rundown condition. It was a war of attrition, mostly, for the Marines"


Col. Kramer served on Guadalcanal with the Marine Corps, then was sent to the CBI as an advisor to the Chinese Armed Forces during World War II. During the Korean War, he was sent on special operations behind enemy lines.