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Phineas Stevens was born in Jackson, Mississippi in December 1917. He grew up during the Great Depression. He attended...
Robert J. "Bob" Goebel was born in Racine, Wisconsin. He attended school there. He did not have any college when Pearl...
Leon Griffith was born in Magee, Mississippi but raised in Monticello [Annotator's Note: Monticello, Mississippi] on a...
Raymond A. Reed was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He moved to Summerville, New Jersey when he was three years old....
John Symons was born in Calumet, Michigan in July 1915. He graduated from Calumet High School. He moved to Detroit [...
Joseph Silvia was born in April 1922 in Newport, Rhode Island. He was exposed to the military at age 12, by a soldier...
Hersey Goodwin was born in January 1925 in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana in the town of Jones. He lived on a farm. He...
James Billingsley was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in November 1923. He remembers the Depression [Annotator's Note: Great...
David Foerster was born in Jacksonville [Annotator's Note: Jacksonville, Florida] in July 1923. He grew up there. He...
Joseph Stefaniak was born in Buffalo, New York in February 1920. He lived in the good old days. His father worked part-...
Peter "Pete" Behr was born in Fresno, California in 1925. His father lost his job during the Great Depression [...
James N. Rizzo enlisted in the Air Force and served for 22 months. After attending basic training at Keesler Field,...
[Annotator's Note: This clip begins in mid-conversation between Virgil Clayton Moen and the interviewer.] Moen was born...
James Pringle was born in Sumter, South Carolina in November 1925. Life growing up was rough. He worked in grocery...
Marvin Tyson was born in July 1925 the Bronx, New York City, New York [Annotator's Note: the Bronx is one of the five...
Jack Dye was born in Alamosa, Colorado. His family left when his three and his mother passed away. His father was...
Charles Taylor was born in December 1923 in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. Taylor recalls growing up during the Great...
Charles "Chuck" Schmetzer was born in August 1926 in Louisville, Kentucky. His father owned a sheet metal business and...
Robert Savage was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana in December 1924. He grew up in a duplex owned by his grandmother and...
Lawrence J. Delaune, Sr. was born in Patterson, Louisiana in September 1924. He grew up on his family's strawberry farm...
William Graham Jameson was born on 29 April 1929 in Rochester, New York. During the Great Depression [Annotator's Note...
William Smith was born in Ashland, Kentucky in March 1922. His dad was a doctor who was a surgeon in World War 1. The...
Edna Davis was born in September 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. She lived there until she was seven when her father died,...
Henry Schaller was born in April 1924 in Chicago, Illinois. He attended school there until he went to college. His...
Dr. Robert Beynon was born in August 1924 in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1942 and enlisted in the Navy....
Dale Smith was born in Ontario, California in March 1925. His great grandfather moved there in 1892 and was a founder....
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts mid-conversation.] Edward Kissam's father was associated with a saw mill. It...
Earl Wergin was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in May 1927. As a boy, he and his family moved to New York City [Annotator...
Gilbert Clift was born in October 1924, the youngest of three brothers, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. As an infant, Clift'...
George Mitchell was born in Albany, Georgia in 1924. His father owned a barbershop with his brothers and two other men...
Raymond Urban was born in September 1920 in Bogalusa, Louisiana. They left there when he was young and moved around...
Lillian Hoover was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in August 1924. She grew up there. Her father was a contractor. She...
Louis Andriano's DD-214 [Annotator’s Note: Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty] states that he was on...
Dave Severance remembers the Marine Corps having 18,000 men at the time of his enlistment. He made corporal four times...
Melvin Dahlberg's first time abroad was in Italy which was very rundown. The local people were begging for food. He...
Archie Kelley arrived at Annapolis [Annotator's Note: United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland] and had to...

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