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Life was rather simple in Honolulu, Hawaii when Ray Emory got there in October 1941. He didn't drink in those days, so...
Roy Cascio was born in December 1925 in Harvey, Louisiana. His father would find a job somewhere to keep working and...
Peggy Upham was born in January 1924 in Dallas, Texas. She remembers the Great Depression. Her family did alright. They...
Warren Nolan was born in November 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana [Annotator's Note: he later corrects this to Algiers,...
Francis Bucher was born in October 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His was a friendly neighborhood where everybody knew...
Archibald Boyd Rackerby was born in July 1920 in Washington, D.C. because his mother and her family were Washingtonians...
Vincent DeSalvo was born in September 1920 in Hammond, Louisiana. His family left Hammond when he was five years old....
Jackson Davis was born in March 1918 in Lecompte, Louisiana. His parents were country school teachers in Bayou Latania...
Joseph Massey was born in September 1925 in Argo, Alabama. He had five brothers and he was the youngest. There were...
George Colburn was born in Medford, Massachusetts in March 1926. His sister died as an infant and he grew up alone. His...
Gene Alair was born in February 1920 in Fargo, North Dakota. His mother was in the entertainment business, so they...
Daniel Samuelson was born in January 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He had a brother and a sister. His father was a...
Jimmie F. Dyer was born and raised on a farm in Castro County, Texas in April 1926. His dad was a farmer and there were...
George Beaugh was born in June 1922 in Opelousas, Louisiana. He was one of six siblings. His parents were farmers....
Hans Siverts was born in March 1918 in Marshall, North Dakota and lived on a ranch until he was five. He had six...
Roland Lehker was born in December 1925 in San Antonio, Texas. He enjoyed his childhood, being in the middle class. He...
Joel Varner was born in October 1923 in Senatobia, Mississippi. He attended high school and junior college there. He...
Thomas Wicker was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in August 1923. Growing up during the Great Depression, money was...
Bernard Smith was born in July 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. He did not grow up there. They moved to Syracuse, New York...
Darrell Welch is a fifth generation Texan born in Center City, Texas [Annotator's Note: in March 1918]. He moved West...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts mid-conversation.] Rosemary Ramsey was born in Levington, Michigan [Annotator's...
Shirley Chase Kruse was born in June 1922 in Kearny, New Jersey and grew up in Newark, New Jersey. Her father was a...
Nick Cristiano was born in July 1925. He grew up in the Bronx, New York. There were great schools. His father owned a...
Joseph Blouin was born in March 1923 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He grew up there. He had a brother who was coming home...
William E. Burrus was born in Birmingham, Alabama in February 1926. He had one brother and two sisters. His father...
Robert Stoops was born in May 1919 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He moved around to several military installations until...
[Annotator's Note: The tape begins with the interviewee describing an attack on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, Japan, by...
John Bellecci was born in September 1923 in Martinez, California. He grew up there and was the student body president...
Paul Bosworth was born in November 1925 in Chicago, Illinois. [Annotator's Note: Sound cuts in and out.] He was in high...
[Annotator's Note: The video starts with a long conversation before the interview actually starts.] Lester Hecht was...
Jack Buckner was born in Florida but when he was one he moved near Atlanta [Annotator's Note: Atlanta, Georgia] where...
Carl Rieman was born in Washington D.C., the only boy of the three children in the family. He lived in the suburbs of...
Earl Conklin was born in September 1921 in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was a "depression boy" whose father worked for the...
James Morehead was born in August 1916 in Peoli, Oklahoma, the youngest of four children in a family that worked a farm...
Edward Driscoll was born in January 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the sixth of 13 children. His father was a city...
Vernon Brantley was born in Sturgis, Kentucky in September 1924. He moved to South Bend, Indiana with his family...

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