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Hugh B. Hester Oral History Interview, June 8, 1977, July 20, 1978

Oral History #OH0044

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Title: Hugh B. Hester Oral History Interview
Creators: Hester, Hugh B. (Hugh Bryan), 1895-1983
Lennon, Donald R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.015 Cubic feet, 3 audiocassettes, 3 hours, 55 pages .

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Copyright Notice

Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

Preferred Citation

Hugh B. Hester Oral History Interview (#OH0044), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Hugh B. Hester

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  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Brig. General Hester graduated from U.N.C. in 1916 and volunteered for the Army officer's candidacy school in 1917. He served in France during World War I and was involved in five major operations before the end of the war. After the war he spent a year in Germany with the occupation forces. During the 1920s and 1930s Hester served in a variety of posts both stateside and abroad. During World War II he was assigned to the South Pacific where he was responsible for provisioning General Doublas MacArthur's army out of Australia. In 1945 he was assigned to the occupation forces in Germany and remained there for two and one half years. After retirement in 1953, Hester became an outspoken critic of American foreign policy. He has traveled in the Soviet Union, Communist China, and Cuba. He has lectured extensively concerning U.S. policy toward Communist countries, U.S. policy on Vietnam, and other related topics.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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