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Inventory of the John Sweeney papers
2000C11  
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Description
Writings, printed matter, videocassettes, and memorabilia relating to the training of Chinese troops by American instructors at the Ramgarh Training Center during World War II.
Background
John "Red" Sweeney was a technical sergeant in the United States Army and taught military and combat science to the Chinese Army under the command of General Joseph W. Stilwell at the Ramgarh Training Center in India from 1942 to 1944. After this assignment, known as the "Stillwell Mission," Sweeney founded and served as Commander of the Sentry Post American Legion and the Basha China-Burma-India Veterans Post Association in Worcester and was a member of related American Legion groups. He also produced materials after the war such as the monograph, Ramgarh: Now It Can Be Told and videotapes about his instructions on the training of the Chinese Army. Sweeney passed away October 20th, 2007 at the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence.
Extent
1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.