Great Depression

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Louis Zamperini qualified for the 1936 Olympics and went to New York to compete with Don Lash [Annotator's Note: Donald...
Charles Kneflin was born in December 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He had a very nice childhood. His mother was a home...
Harley Reynolds served with the 1st Infantry Division from the time that he went in. He was in the 16th Infantry...
William Winter was born in 1923 in Grenada County, Mississippi. He came up during the depression on a cotton and cattle...
Roy H. Matsumoto went to work in a fruit stand after his high school graduation [Annotator's Note: in 1933]. Jobs were...
William King did not want to stay in the Army after the war. He bought an Army surplus jeep with ten cartons of...
Judith Altmann feels that no one loves America more than the survivors [Annotator's Note: Holocaust survivors], because...
Ewalt "Walt" Shatz was born in April 1923 in Visalia, California. During the Great Depression, his father worked for...
Gordon Tadewaldt was born in June 1926 in Aurora, Illinois. He was one of five children. When his father lost his job...
John Morrow was born in April 1924 in Marksville, Louisiana. It is a small town and he knew almost everyone in town. He...
James "Jim" Geisler was born and raised in Pittsburgh [Annotator's Note: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]. He was 18 years old...
Everybody was scraping by during the Great Depression. Martin Brignac and his family made out with what they had. They...
Chester Brewer joined the Army Air Corps and was sent to Midland-Odessa [Annotator's Note: Midland-Odessa, Texas] and...
Walter Sapp's father had been in World War 1 and knew what infantry was about. Sapp did not consult with his family...
Marion Bahlinger was born in August 1925 in Baton Rouge [Annotator's Note: Baton Rouge, Louisiana]. He grew up with...
Benjamin Carson was born in February 1923 on a farm in Ottawa Township, Minnesota. Shortly afterward, his family moved...
At the time of Edwin Joseph Borne, Jr. 's enlistment [Annotator's Note: in the United States Marine Corps in December...
Oscar Culp was born in May 1925 in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a young African-American, he saw some of the biases...
Bryghte Davis Godbold joined the Marine Corps and attended the basic school for new officers in Philadelphia. The...
Harold Buell attended Parsons College in Iowa [Annotator's Note: Fairfield, Iowa] on an athletic scholarship. He was an...
Ralph Weymouth graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1938. He was 12 years and old living in northwest Seattle in 1929...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Lee O. McKinnon was born in Valdosta, Georgia in August 1925. He was raised by his mother and grandfather and worked on...
Mary Leisey was born in Honey Brooke, Pennsylvania. It was a small town of nearly 1,000 people. She enjoyed growing up...
Roy Boreen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 1920. During the Great Depression, his father worked as a cement...
Louis B. Hutchinson was born in November 1925 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Philadelphia [Annotator's Note...
James Downing began his Navy training outside of Chicago. He had a 30 day leave before beginning the instructions. He...
John H. Price, Jr. was with the 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion throughout World War 2. He started at Camp Shelby then...
Elmo Espree was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in September 1921. His family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1923...
John Poole was born in Mercy, Texas in 1923. The Great Depression represented hard times for Poole. His father had a...
R.M. Wilkes was born in July 1923 in Georgia. His father was a pharmacist in the small town of Cobbville [Annotator's...
Elmer Knudsen was born in February 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in Camden, New Jersey. He had a...
Cleveland Peterson was born in Baudette, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up there. Baudette is on the Canadian border in...
Alfred A. Johnson, Jr. is a retired colonel of the United States Army. He was born in Jackson Barracks, New Orleans,...
Peter Harry was born in May 1924. He had two brothers in the service during the war. His father worked for a sink...
Stanley Wolczyk was born in Cleveland, Ohio in December 1917. His father and mother were both Polish immigrants. They...

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