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Milton Moxon was born in Sparta, Michigan in March 1925 and grew up in Grand Rapids. He was the fifth of seven children...
Wallace Jeffery was born on 27 January 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa. He moved many times but by nine years of age, the...
Rollins Rosenzweig was born in 1924 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. His father was a prosperous man who had a grocery store...
C. Charles Collie, Jr. was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1922 and grew up there. He left in 1940 to enroll in the...
Frank Hartzell was born in January 1925 in Buffalo, New York. After six months, his family moved to the Philadelphia...
William Pierce was born in Queens Village Long Island, New York in January 1925. He grew up in Queens and attended...
Claude Larry Taylor was born in November 1926 in Sorrento, Louisiana. His father worked for the lumber industry moving...
Walter Halloran was born on 25 August 1923 in Chatfield, Minnesota. Growing up on his family’s farm was extremely...
Robert Oplinger was born in August 1925 and grew up in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. He enjoyed his life. He remembers the...
Russell Mayeur was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in September 1927. His family had a tough time during the Depression...
David Fisher was born in December 1925 in Evangeline, Louisiana and grew up in Jennings, Louisiana where his family...
Harold Zeringer was born in Houma, Louisiana in 1922 and grew up in New Orleans. There were good neighbors and friends...
Thomas A. Tizzard Jr. was born in July 1924 in Echo, Louisiana. His family owned a farm and in 1938 they moved to New...
Harry Watson was born in Boston, Massachusetts in August 1926. His father was a glazier, his mother a housewife and he...
Gail Halvorsen was born in October 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He and his family moved to Garland, Utah. He competed...
Olin Tisdale was born in April 1925 in Bluff Springs, Florida. Although his father had a farm and ran a grocery store...
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...
Guy Leefe, Jr. was born and raised in New Orleans. After graduating from Fortier High School in 1938 he began taking...
Geraldine Nyman was born in Emmett, Idaho in 1920. She grew up with a family that moved every year. Her father was a...
William Blackwood was born in March 1921 in Lancaster, Ohio. He was an only child, and lived in a small community near...
Charles Fitts, Jr. was born in December 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He lived there until he was about four years old....
Edwin Knight was born in 1923 in Washita, Arkansas. He grew up on a small farm there during the Great Depression....
Eugene Vaadi was born 1 July 1921 Watertown, New York. He spent his life there until entering the military. His father...
Joseph Orlando was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January 1922. He was the 11th child born but four of his...
Donald Witmer was born an only child in September 1924 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His mother died when he was 18...
Joseph "Joe" Linett was born in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania in April 1924, the younger of two male children in his family...
James Lovell was born in March 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, but as a young child his father's profession in the heating...
Murphy Burke was born in Morgan City, Louisiana in February 1926. He and his only sibling, a sister, grew up in New...
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...
Henry H. Mahier was born in July 1926 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He grew up in the country north of town, on family...
Albert Reale was born in March 1925 in New Britain, Connecticut. He had a good childhood among his three brothers in a...
David E. Verlander, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1923, the youngest of four children. His father was a...
Louis Smith was born in April 1925 in Newport, Kentucky. He grew up during the Great Depression, when jobs were scarce...
Frederick Moore was born in December 1924 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts during...

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