Oral History Overview
SgtMaj Edgar Richard Huff
Interview with SgtMaj Edgar R. Huff. Huff talks about his prior service background, enlistment in Marine Corps, and experiences at boot camp at Montford Point in 1942. He also describes recruit training, his experience as a drill instructor, and services as Field Sergeant Major of recruit training, 1943-1944. (Catalog number 14045).
This audio clip is an excerpt from an interview conducted by the Marine Corps History Division.
In this excerpt, Huff describes how during 1942-1943, he went from serving as a gun commander of the 155mm gun battery of the 51st Composite Defense Battalion, to training Marines as one of the first black drill instructors at Montford Point.