Interviewee ID: 990066
Parent's name: Jambaldoo
Ovog: Borjigin tsets
Year of Birth: 1925
Notes on education:
Born in: Bayanjargalan sum, Dundgovi aimag
Lives in: [None Given] sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 081209A with Dambadoo
Dambadoo was born in Bayanjargalan sum, Dundgobi aimag, in 1925. The family was rich in livestock and his father, Jambadoo used to work in the sum center due to his official work (with the Party), so Dambadoo together with his mother, brothers, and sisters lived in the countryside to take care of their livestock. During that time the poor lived near a rich family and herded the livestock of the rich and provided food and drink and even Dambadoo’s family had assistant herders. Although he could not study in school because he got cystic echinoccosis when he was child, he learned to read and write by imitating his brothers and sisters when they did their homework.
In 1945, he was conscripted into the army and he took part in military operations and was awarded the title of “Excellent Sniper”. He said, “even though the war was over, there was resistance in some places. After the Japanese surrendered, he chased and arrested 7 enemies”.
Dambadoo was a hunter and liked to hunt. When he was young, he hunted 30 antelopes and delivered them to the “Hunting Agency” and rewarded with a “short yellow” (a nickname for a specific type of gun); later he fulfilled the above-mentioned norms again and was rewarded with a small-bore gun.