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Barbara Heming obtained her MBA and got a job in wealth management on Wall Street. The bank she worked for is one of...
Lauren Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something. She recalls the pin-...
[Annotator's Note: Corrine Boggs, also known as Lindy, was the wife of Congressman Hale Boggs then later took his...
June Tinker's mother started worrying about the impact of the war on her sons soon after Pearl Harbor. Tinker's two...
[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...
Lauren Swinney went to Northwestern University. The nuns had taught her to type when she was in boarding school and...
[Annotator's Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
June Tinker was born in Coal City, West Virginia in July 1925. She grew up there until she was six years old then moved...
Adelaide Benjamin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1932. She had a comfortable life and enjoyed outdoor activities...
Linda Hope was born in 1939 [Annotator’s Note: She is the daughter of Bob and Dolores Hope]. She never realized the...
Roy Uthes was born in June 1923. He had two brothers and two sisters. He grew up in a large home and was the youngest...
Constance Negrotto was born on 8 August 1924 to Ralph and Inez Hinkel. When she was five years old, the family moved to...
Lauren Swinney was born in LaSalle, Illinois and grew up in Gary, Indiana. During that time, Gary had the Carnegie...
Adelaide Benjamin remembers the first Christmas tree the family had out there [Annotator's Note: in El Paso, Texas]....
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
At Northwestern University, Lauren Swinney's speech fraternity, Zeta Phi Eta, was sent to Glenview Naval Air Station....
Zhanna Dawson had to find a place of refuge after leaving the death march [Annotator's Note: starting in December 1941...
Zhanna Dawson and her family moved after the two daughters were offered scholarships at the conservatory [Annotator's...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
Constance Negrotto and her friend Dorothy Toups worked at a hospital after her shift at the PBY plant [Annotator’s Note...
Once the United States entered World War 2, Adelaide Benjamin followed the progress of the war in a number of ways but...
Everything in speech begins with the ear and Lauren Swinney had a good ear for languages. She does fairly well with...
As a 13 year old, David Yoho did not have friends of draft age. He did keep company with older boys and took on a tough...
Lauren Swinney always had at least three occupations at the same time. She wanted to learn everything and do everything...
Judith Baron and her family lived in a nice apartment in a mixed neighbor in Hungary. The landlady was not Jewish, but...
[Annotator's Note: George Kearney grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and was an employee of Higgins Industries from 1937...
Zhanna Dawson felt her first encounter with an American was ridiculous. She did not know how to react to the American...
Murray Glass was drafted and sent to the Fort Dix, New Jersey reception center for a few weeks. He then went to the...
Robert Gurr designed the Monorail for introduction in 1959 at Disneyland. Once he sat down with the idea that Walt...
In the months leading up to the United States' entry into the war, the country was isolationist. Fredrick Hollis was...
Norman Mineta followed his father's lead following his military discharge. Mineta's father had made a career in the...
George A. Sarosi and his mother lived in Szeged from 1945 to 1948. They returned to Budapest after that. No battles for...
When Edwin McAuliffe was a kid during the war there were things everywhere that reminded people that there was a war...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
Larry Dawson told Zhanna Arshanskaya Dawson and her sister Frina that their transport to America could be arranged so...
Linda Hope saw the tremendous feelings her father had toward service people and those that worked so hard to give back...

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