Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with John M. Purdy

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Mon, 06/05/2000

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1999OH01.44

John Purdy is the Director of the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor at Fort Knox. The primary focus of the interview is Margaret Collier known as "Mom" around the base. Purdy tells how she devoted her life to work with the men at Ft. Knox and the relationship she had with the commanding generals who relied on her to clue them in, informally, and thus to head off problems before they developed. Transcript available.

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