Interview SummaryColonel McEwan begins by discussing his background and career. McEwan describes his role in Europe during World War II. McEwan details his initial impressions of Cooper, when the two met at Fort Custer. McEwan explains how he assisted in getting Cooper into Patton's Third Army. McEwan worked with the European Civil Affairs Division to reestablish government in liberated cities. McEwan always had a favorable impression of Cooper, believing him to be very conscientious. The interviewee also lists Cooper's responsibilities and duties in Patton's Third Army. McEwan recalls liberating the Buchenwald concentration camp with Cooper. McEwan recounts Cooper's role in modifying repatriation rules for Russian displaced persons immediately following World War II. Additionally, McEwan talks of Cooper's work in re-organizing the courts in Bavaria in 1945. McEwan relays what Cooper's life was like during World War II. To conclude the interview, McEwan considers how Cooper's experiences in World War II affected his life and career.
Interview LC SubjectCooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991 McEwan, O.B. McEwan, O.B.--Interviews Politicians Politicians--United States Politics and government United States--Politics and government Washington (D.C.) Military Military police Military government Europe France Germany Luxembourg Buchenwald (Concentration camp) Russians Repatriation Bavaria (Germany) Careers.
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McEwan, O. B. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 17 Feb. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
McEwan, O.B. (1981, February 17). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
McEwan, O. B., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. February 17, 1981, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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