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Scott Radetski served in the United States Navy for over 27 years as a nuclear machinist mate, engineering laboratory technician, drug and alcohol counselor and as a chaplain. He earned his bachelor's degree in organizational studies at Bethel University, Masters of Divinity at Bethel Theological Seminary and a Postmasters Certificate in Pastoral Counseling at Seattle University. This oral history was conducted by EMU Historic Preservation graduate student Katrina Finkelstein as part of her final master's project, a study of commemorative place naming and memorialization in the landscape of the United States Marine Corps Bases.

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Scott Radetski, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, Bethel University, Bethel Theological Seminary, survivor guilt, Guadalcanal, military memorialization, commemoration

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Scott Radetski, Oral History Interview, 2021