Great Depression

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Harley Reynolds served with the 1st Infantry Division from the time that he went in. He was in the 16th Infantry...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Roy Boreen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 1920. During the Great Depression, his father worked as a cement...
Josephine Reeves was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 1919. Growing up, Reeves attended the West Catholic...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was born in January 1923 in Pasadena, California. He was one of five children. Times were tough for...
George Edward Morgan was born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey on 29 June 1927. He had a younger brother named Robert....
Edward Tipper was a member of a military group that received a tremendous amount of recognition. He was 18 or 19 when...
Norman Ikari was born in Seattle, Washington on 17 February 1919. His parents were Japanese immigrants. Life was not...
Abe Milkis was born in 15 January 1924 in Philadelphia. He had one brother and one sister. His brother, Harry, was a...
David Yoho was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August 1928 and grew up in the inner city. He had two sisters....
James Livaudais was born in Jefferson Parish in Louisiana. He was one of eight children. There were six boys and two...
Fredrick Hollis was born in January 1929 in Detroit, Michigan. The Great Depression started in October 1929 and his...
Francis Dymnicki was born in Yonkers, New York and lived there for ten years during the Depression until his father...
John Howland was born in Casper, Wyoming in 1920. He can trace his ancestry back to the days of the Pilgrims. After...
John J. Witmeyer, known all his life as JJ, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1921. He lived in only two different...
Wallace Jeffery was born on 27 January 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa. He moved many times but by nine years of age, the...
Charles Fitts Jr. was born in December 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He lived there until he was about four years old....
[Annotators Note: The interview begins mid conversation but gets on track shortly after the initial conversation.] Tom...
John W. Marr was born in Johnson County, Missouri in May 1918. He grew up on a farm and moved farms twice during his...
George Bernard Griffenhagen was in Plzen, Czechoslovakia on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Griffenhagen was born in Portland,...
[Annotators Note: there is an interruption about 45 seconds into the interview after which the interview is started...
Raymond Wells was born in Eagle, Colorado in April 1922. He was living in Secora, New Mexico and remembers the day the...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
Joseph Motil was deferred for six months and then went into the service on 22 January 1942. Motil was born on 24 July...
George Kearney was living on magazine Street when he went to work for Higgins. At the time, he was a student at Delgado...
Edwin McAuliffe's father was born in Ireland and was wounded during World War 1 at Gallipoli. His mother was born in...
Norman Hatch graduated from high school when he was 17 years old. He grew up in both Boston, Massachusetts and...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with Frank Guidone and the interviewer talking about Guidone contracting malaria and...
As a 13 year old, David Yoho did not have friends of draft age. He did keep company with older boys and took on a tough...
Olen Grant was born in Benton, Arkansas on 5 April 1923. After his father returned from World War I, he moved to Benton...
William Blanckenburg had an upper middle class upbringing, but they struggled during the Depression. Blanckenburg was...
In the months leading up to the United States entry into the war, the country was isolationist. Fredrick Hollis was...
Robert Walter had 40 men under him during the Battle of the Bulge. He never had a problem with that. While he was in...
[Annotator’s Note: The interview begins mid sentence, after the initial story Frank tells the interview begins.] Frank...
William Dabney was born on 24 June 1924 in Altavista, Virginia. Dabney had five sisters and four brothers but ended up...
Walter Nelson went into the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. It was just about the same time that...

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