Wesley Tate interview
Wesley Tate served in the United States military in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He fought in the Pacific Theater during World War II, where he was captured in the Philippines and forced on the Bataan Death March. After the War, Tate moved to Phoenix, where he enrolled in college and worked as a beekeeper. While in Phoenix, he also met his wife Emma (more commonly known as Amy). During the Korean War, he participated in the landing at Inchon. After the Korean War, he transferred to the Air Force, where he retired in 1971 after serving in the Vietnam War. After his military service, Tate moved to the Spokane Valley, where he ran the Mountain View Honey Farm with his brother-in-law, then ran his own farm called Tate’s Honey Farm. Tate died on June 28, 2007 at the age of 85.
World War, 1939-1945
Tate, Wesley and Jewell, James R., "Wesley Tate interview" (1997). James Jewell Papers. 14.
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