Great Depression

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Oliver Brewster was born in 1926 in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. He had three sisters. His father was a sharecropper, and...
Matthew Poye was born in January 1928 in White Valley, Pennsylvania. He had two brothers and four sisters. His family...
Thomas Ard Sylvest was born in September 1925 in Provencal, Louisiana. He had 12 brothers and sisters. His father was a...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Frank Purvis what he brought with him. He explains]. Frank Purvis was born in...
[Annotator's Note: The video cuts in and out and is hard to hear at times. Questions and answers are often...
Daniel Crowley was born in May 1922 in Greenwich, Connecticut. He had five brothers. He remembers that during the Great...
Roy Stewart was born in September 1926 in Amite, Louisiana. He enjoyed living in a small town. His father was an...
John Treen was born in 1926 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he resided until his family moved to New Orleans when he...
Lowell Hughes was born in Poteau, Oklahoma in October 1919. He stayed there until he was 18 years old. He went to the...
Lauren Bruner was born in November 1920 in Shelton, Washington. He discusses his upbringing and childhood by recounting...
Oscar Otto Martin was born in Watseka, Illinois in June 1924. He was the oldest of three siblings. His only brother...
Lewis Guidry was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana in January 1919. The Great Depression affected his life in many ways...
Lester M. Bornstein was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts in February 1925. As a child he was very athletic and played a...
Oscar Higgenbotham was born in January 1924 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His father, a mechanical engineer, found...
Eben Smith was born in August 1923 in Pasadena, California. He remembers his childhood as being unremarkable; his...
Wallace Hurley missed his bed most of all while he was in combat. The rain was heavy in France. Foxholes filled up so...
George Morgan was surprised by the things he did in the Navy. Looking at it from an advanced age, he knows it was a...
Walter Bowsher was made mellow by World War 2. While he was a brig warden after the war, he found that he had empathy...
William McCool was adversely affected by his experiences in the Ohrdruf concentration camp. It took eight years after...
Velma Theriot Plaisance never thought much about her work as a female welder until the Houma Courier interviewed her....
Edwin McGhee was changed by the war. He was only 19 years of age and was able to manage the aftermath in his mind. He...
After returning home, it was easy for Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. to adjust back to civilian life. [Annotator's Note:...
Fred Bergeron was waiting for a battle like Midway. He was very upset at what had been happening to them. He saw the...
Max Finesmith was a disciplined young man before his service. He worked through the Depression and at one time his...
Jack Skaggs was changed by World War 2. He was just a boy when he entered the United States Marine Corps, but he had no...
Michael Mickey Ganitch was changed by the war. His family was affected by the Depression. They were lucky to be on a...
James Weller pondered whether the accomplishments and sacrifices of the World War II were worthwhile. He sees...
Rollins Rosenzweig has a vivid memory of looking through his tail gun window as the Yamato was being attacked and...
Donald L. Beeghly was born in Sabetha, Kansas in May 1925. His father worked for Union Pacific but was laid off during...
Nolan Albarado was born in June 1917 in Grand Bayou, Louisiana. He was very young during the Great Depression and life...
Wagner grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. She attended high school and college in there.Her father was a ladies tailor. He...
Lyle Bouck joined the National Guard [Annotator's Note: Missouri National Guard] at the age of 14. Growing up during...
Chuck was born in Long Island, New York in 1917. He believes that things were going better during the Great Depression...
Lawrence Johnston was born in February 1918 to parents who were Christian missionaries. He was born in China and spent...
Loevsky was born on Long Island, New York. He was 1 of 3 children.His father worked in a bronze factory. He was a young...
John Luckadoo, known as Lucky, was born in March 1922 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He grew up in Chattanooga. It was a...

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