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...
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...
Benjamin Carson was born in February 1923 on a farm in Ottawa Township, Minnesota. Shortly afterward, his family moved...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
Josephine Reeves was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 1919. Growing up, Reeves attended the West Catholic...
June Tinker's mother started worrying about the impact of the war on her sons soon after Pearl Harbor. Tinker's two...
Ira Schilling is a proud American and a proud veteran of World War 2 and thinks that the existence of The National WWII...
Rothacker Smith's family moved into his grandfather's house in Detroit before the Great Depression. There, Smith and...
Thomas Murphy was born in New York City in 1926. His mother died during the birth and he was raised by guardians in...
Jack T. Beverstein was born in 1925 in South Bend, Indiana. He grew up during the Great Depression, but it had little...
George Edward Morgan was born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey on 29 June 1927. He had a younger brother named Robert....
Edward Stone was born in September 1923 in Towanda, Pennsylvania. He grew up in that small town and had an excellent...
June Tinker was born in Coal City, West Virginia in July 1925. She grew up there until she was six years old then moved...
Walter F. Ram grew up in Nogales, Arizona. His father lost his job during the Great Depression but managed to get small...
Edward Tipper was a member of a military group that received a tremendous amount of recognition. He was 18 or 19 when...
Melvin Munch was born in 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised in the portion of the city that was referred to...
Baptiste Puissegur was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1920 and grew up on a farm with his parents and older brothers...
Norman Ikari was born in Seattle, Washington on 17 February 1919. His parents were Japanese immigrants. Life was not...
Richard Nummer was born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He had five brothers and a sister, all of who were raised in...
William Epperson was born in Trinity, Texas in 1923. The population of the city of his birth had not grown over a 50...
Mort Walker was born in 1923 in El Dorado, Kansas. His father was an architect who built towns in locations where oil...
James "Jimmy" Elam Newsom was born in Oakland, Louisiana in 1921. He grew up and lived in Louisiana until the war...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
Charles Littig was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1920. When he was two years old, his family moved to Evanston which is...

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