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Richard Swanson had two friends who had gone to the local military recruiting stations and liked what they heard about...
Carl Peterson was born in Foraker, Oklahoma. He had three brothers and a sister and when his mother remarried he got...
Dell William Lauderdale was born in 1927 near Ackerly, Texas. Ackerly was a small rural town. He had six brothers and...
Thomas A. Tizzard Jr. was born in July 1924 in Echo, Louisiana. His family owned a farm and in 1938 they moved to New...
Malcolm Hershel Higgins was born in April 1921. He was delivered by his grandfather. His father was a World War 1...
Robert Liles was born in 1920 in Webb City, Missouri and grew up in Jefferson City. When the depression began, his...
Jack Houston was born in Rochester, New York in May 1926. His father was a foreman in a foundry and was able to...
Edwin McGhee was born in Brownwood, Texas. His father was employed during the Depression and kept his family fed. The...
Joseph Pocoroba was born in Newark, New Jersey in August 1919. He attended Good Counsel grammar and high school [...
Wayne McKinnon Gilmore was born in Mount Hope, Kansas in November 1921. His family moved to Opelousas [Annotator's Note...
Reuben Weiner was born in Los Angeles, California on Bastille Day [Annotator's Note: national day of France] in July...
Early life for Charles Radford was tough because of the Great Depression. He grew up in a family of eight including his...
Walter Jacobs was born in Mississippi. His father worked a variety of jobs. Jacobs grew up on a farm that did not have...
George Sakato was born in Colton, California at a Union Pacific and Southern Pacific hub for the Railroad company. His...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with the interviewer speaking with Gabriel Kinney about his nephew being in jump...
Judge James Gulotta was born in November 1923 and grew up in New Orleans. He went through the depression years which...
Claude Shannahan was named for three of his dad's brothers who had died of pneumonia in Canada. Shannahan was born in...
Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
Raymond Bailey was born and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Jobs at the time only paid about one dollar per day....
Barbara Butler was born in Syracuse, New York in 1921. Her father was a salesman so they moved around a lot when she...
Oran Harris was born in Hartford, Tennessee in September 1924. His childhood home was near the Smoky Mountains, about...
Robert Templet was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in September 1920. At the age of five years old, his family moved to...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was born in September 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father worked at the Roosevelt...
Dominic Martello served with the Service Company [Annotator's Note: early Cannon Company, before they established them...
Herbert Auerbach was born in June 1922 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He attended a local high school in what is...
James Muri joined the Army so that he could become a pilot. Growing up in Montana Muri did not see many airplanes. He...
Royce Jarrell was born in November 1924 and grew up in DeRidder, Louisiana. He was 17 years old and attending...
Joseph Venerloh was born in 1923 in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was one of seven siblings. His dad worked in the office...
John Moran was born in Superior, Wisconsin. He had a great youth and enlisted in the Army at 17. He was then sent to...
Malcolm D. Johnson was born in Colville, Washington. He does not have many memories of the Great Depression. He grew up...
Harold Baumgarten served with the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division during the first wave of attacks on D...
John Rogers was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. He went to college in Indiana then got a job as a recreation...
Herbert Siebert was born in April 1925 in Saint Louis County, Missouri. He was one of five siblings; his father died...
Joseph Hochadel served in the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion as a combat medic. He was...
Daniel J. Lennon was born in February 1925 in Vienna, Austria. His father was in graduate school for medicine. They...
John F. Caraway was born on in November 1922 in Baytown, Texas, the son of an antiques dealer. At an early age, his...

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