• College/Year: RC '42
  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Ervin, John W. (July 24, 2009)
  • Conflict(s): World War II; Cold War
  • Military Branch & Unit: Army
  • US Army Battalion: 3rd Chemical Mortar Battalion
  • US Army Company: A Company


Colonel Ervin served as a platoon and company commander in a chemical mortar battalion during the campaigns in Sicily, Italy, Southern France, the Ardennes and into Germany during World War II. He served in the US Army until the early 1970s in many positions within the Artillery Branch.