Interview SummaryHarry Story, a friend of Cooper's who served with him in Patton's Third Army, begins the interview by detailing how he first met Cooper at Fort Custer. Story recalls his and Cooper's time spent at Fort Custer, in which Cooper was an instructor in military law at the Officers Candidate School (OCS). Additionally, Story reflects upon working with Cooper in Sheringham, UK. Story details his participation in a German spy trial that Cooper helped him participate in. The interviewee describes his and Cooper's responsibilities in Patton's Third Army. Story highlights the movement of the Third Army, from France to Luxembourg, then finally onto Germany towards the end of the war. Cooper's level of participation in combat is examined. Story describes the end of World War II in Germany. Story highlights Cooper's poor organizational skills and admirable personality. Story explains how much he and Cooper kept in contact after the war. Story recalls some interesting anecdotes of Cooper in World War II. Story briefly discusses Cooper's first wife, whom Cooper met during the war. Cooper's role in establishing the Bavarian court system and local government are explored. Story illustrates Cooper's work on Russian displaced persons. Story also evaluates Cooper's position on the German question following World War II. Story considers how serving in World War II affected Cooper's life. To conclude the interview, Story remarks upon Cooper's friend Charles Bartlett, Cooper's perspective on the Warren Commission, and Robert Taft.
Interview LC SubjectCooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991 Politicians Politicians--United States Politics and government Story, Harry G. Story, Harry G.--Interviews United States--Politics and government World War, 1939-1945 Washington (D.C.) Military police Military government Military law Fort Custer (Mich.) Sheringham (England) England United Kingdom Germans Germany Spies Luxembourg Nancy (France) France Organization Personality Character Marriage Divorce Bavaria (Germany) Russia Russians
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Story, Harry G. Interview by Harry Merritt. 22 Nov. 1993. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Story, H.G. (1993, November 22). Interview by H. Merritt. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Story, Harry G., interview by Harry Merritt. November 22, 1993, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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