A Guide to the Armistead M. Leggett Memoir, 1990 Leggett, Armistead M. Ms2009-089

A Guide to the Armistead M. Leggett Memoir, 1990

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-089


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Processed by: Jennifer Mitchell, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2009-089
Title
Armistead M. Leggett Memoir, 1990
Physical Characteristics
1 folder; 0.2 cu. ft.
Creator
Armistead M. Leggett
Language
English
Abstract
A memoir written by Armistead M. Leggett to his children about his service in the Army during World War II. Leggett grew up in Norfolk, Virginia and graduated with a degree in agricultural engineering from Virginia Tech in 1951.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Armistead M. Leggett Memoir, Ms2009-089, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Armistead M. Leggett Memoir was donated to Special Collections in 2007.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Armistead M. Leggett Memoir was completed in June, 2009.


Biographical Information

Armistead M. Leggett grew up in Norfolk, Virginia. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 17 in the Army Specialized Training Reserve Program. He attended training at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before being transferred to Fort McClellan for further training. Leggett was sent overseas to fight with the 70th infantry division in the Alsace region of southern France. Leggett served on the front lines and gives accounts of several battles including the Battle of Wingen sur Moder. After the war, Leggett attended the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1951.

Scope and Content

A memoir written by Armistead M. Leggett addressed to his children telling the story of his service in the Army during World War II. The memoir also includes an account of a trip Leggett took in 1992 with his wife and son to tour the areas of Europe where he served during World War II.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Contents List

Folder 1
A GI for 840 Days by Armistead M. Leggett 1990