• Links to Oral History Sessions: Coleman, John F. (January 25, 2008)
  • Conflict(s): World War II
  • Military Branch & Unit: Army
  • Theater(s): Pacific
  • US Army Regiment: 101st Cavalry
  • US Army Other: C Squadron


Mr. Coleman served as a cavalry machine gunner in the pre-war NY National Guard. During WWII, he first served in an antiaircraft battalion in the LA area, then with infantry and Signal Corps units in New Guinea and the Philippines. He also served in the occupation of Japan.