Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans


Paul Deverick | 3rd Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division - Marines

5:04   |   Paul Deverick's experience at the Chosin Reservoir was mostly one of observation. From a high vantage point, he saw wave after wave of Chinese troops mowed down. He wasn't immune from artillery fire, however, and he had to cram into a hole frequently.

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  • Paul Deverick  |  WWII  |  Multiple Units  |  3:43

    When country boy Paul Deverick went to boot camp at Parris Island, he ran rings around the other recruits. This did not endear him to the drill instructors, who tried to put him in his place.

  • Paul Deverick  |  WWII  |  Multiple Units  |  4:24

    After boot camp at Parris Island, Paul Deverick went first to Quantico, where he worked at the Officer Candidates School. His next stop was Cherry Point, where he went to MP school and then served as an MP on base. He had two brothers serving in combat, which kept him out of action in the Pacific.

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