Charles G. Helmick Oral History Interview

June 2, 1978; February 3, 1983; February 8, 1983; June 2, 1984
Oral History #OH0052
Helmick, Charles G. (Charles Gardiner), 1892-1991; Whitehorne, Joseph; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiocassettes, 1.5 hours, 92 pages; interview 4 is not transcribed.
Preferred Citation
Charles G. Helmick Oral History Interview (#OH0052), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Scope and arrangement

Major General Helmick discusses his early life as the son of an Army officer, graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy, artillery service in the Philippines (1913-1915) and along the Mexican border (1915-1916). W.W. I service in France and Germany is recounted as are peacetime assignments at Fort Benjamin Harrison and Fort Sill.

Interviews 2 and 3 were done by Lt. Col. Joseph W. A. Whitehorne at Mount Vernon, Virginia, on February 3 and 8, 1983. We do not have the tapes for these interviews.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Charles G. Helmick

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

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.

General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Helmick, Charles G. (Charles Gardiner), 1892-1991
Corporate Names
United States. Navy--Military life
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Germany