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  • SQ 2016 - John Smith 

    Smith, John (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-08-01)
    John Smith, born in 1930, lived in North East, Maryland during the war. His mother owned a boardinghouse that housed many workers from war-related industries, including munitions plants and construction workers. He talks ...
  • SQ 2016 - Gerald McDonald 

    McDonald, Gerald (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-07-28)
    Gerald McDonald was born August 25, 1938 in Cincinnati, OH. His father worked as town manager for two of America’s “green towns,” towns built during the New Deal by the Resettlement Administration to house struggling ...
  • SQ 2016-George Bennett 

    Bennett, George (CV. Starr Center, 2016-07-22)
    George Bennett, born in Neptune, New Jersey was drafted late into WWII. First drafted into the Navy and then joined the Seabees, he discusses his experiences both on the homefront and time in Okinawa after the war ended. ...
  • SQ 2016- Robert McCord 

    McCord, Robert (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-07-26)
    Robert McCord, born in 1916, lived in Bridgeton, New Jersey during World War II until 1943. After his high school graduation in 1943 he enlisted into the Navy. His parents had to sign for him because he was 17 years old ...
  • SQ 2016- Gloria Bennett 

    Bennett, Gloria (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-07-22)
    Gloria Bennett was a teenager during the War in Asbury Park, New Jersey. As a teenager, she attended school and remembers how the war affected her school. Many of her male friends, including her boyfriend for a short time, ...
  • SQ 2016 - Jack Foehrenbach 

    Foehrenbach, Jack (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-07-21)
    Jack Foehrenbach, born September 30, 1926, served on the USS Intrepid during WWII. He tells us numerous stories about his time aboard the ship, including his encounter with a tsunami and multiple kamikaze attacks. He also ...
  • SQ 2016 - Frances Miller 

    Miller, Frances (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-07-19)
    Frances “Francie” Miller, born October 15, 1937, was a child who lived in New Jersey and Florida during WWII. She discusses her father’s role as a PX in the Panama Canal and talks about the time that she spent on the ...
  • SQ 2016 - Arthur Wright 

    Wright, Arthur (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-14)
    Arthur Wright was born in 1940 on the Wye Plantation, in Queenstown, Maryland, where he lived for the majority of his childhood. He worked on the Houghton Family farm where he would work with his family to take care of the ...
  • SQ 2016- Mary Vaughan 

    Vaughan, Mary (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-07-19)
    Born in Hillsboro, West Virginia in 1937, Mary Vaughan was a child during WWII. She lived on her farm near a small town with her six siblings. During the war rationing was not much of an issue due to the independence her ...
  • SQ 2016 - Jane Hukill 

    Hukill, Jane (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-21)
    As a child during WWII, Jane Hukill remembers her father's and brother's service in the Pacific front. She also recalls the games she and her friends would play, and the food she ate during rationing in WWII. She remembers ...
  • SQ 2016- Louise Shearer 

    Shearer, Louise (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-07)
    Louise Shearer, born in 1944 in Teaneck, New Jersey, did not get to meet her father until she was 18 months old. Her father was stationed in the European in places like France and Germany. Due to this situation, Louise and ...
  • SQ 2016- Martha Holland 

    Holland, Martha (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-20)
    Martha Holland speaks about her time spent across the eastern coast of the United States, as well as her life in the Panama Canal Zone. She tells stories about the fun she and her friends would have, as well as what it was ...
  • SQ 2016-Joseph Gulick 

    Gulick, Joseph (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-23)
    Joe Gulik is a coast guard veteran who shares his stories of life on a ship, and his work with radios, radars, and sonar on the Pacific front. In between battles he discusses fighting off boredom and writing letters to his ...
  • SQ 2016 - Cosmos Quattro 

    Quattro, Cosmos (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-07-06)
    In this interview, Cosmos Quattro talks about his experiences in the Army during World War II. He remembers his time training in both the United States, and England with Company I. He vividly describes his memories of ...
  • SQ 2016-Jack Francher 

    Fancher, Jack (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-05)
    Jack Fancher was still a young child by the end of World War II, but he still recalls several vivid memories. One of his earliest memories was of blackout drills in his native Binghamton, New York. He and his mother kept ...
  • SQ 2016- Carol Wolle 

    Wolle, Carol (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-23)
    Carol Wolle was born in 1934 and grew up during the war. She tells us about her childhood, her memories of the Pearl Harbor attack, and how rationing affected her life.
  • SQ 2016- Wickes Westcott 

    Westcott, Wickes (C.V Starr Center, 2016-06-22)
    Wickes Westcott was born September 6, 1923 in Chestertown, Maryland. Having graduated high school as the war began, Wickes discusses his enlistment and service in the Pacific front, as well as a description of Chestertown ...
  • SQ 2016-Les Palmer 

    Palmer, Les (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-21)
    While growing up during WWII, Les Palmer had a paper route that shaped his life as a young adult. He often heard of the major events before the rest of his town due to his job distributing newspapers. He reflects on living ...
  • SQ 2016 - Faith Seltzer 

    Seltzer, Faith (C.V. Starr Center, 2016-06-23)
    Faith Seltzer shares artifacts from her father’s time in World War II, found after he had passed away. She describes his pictures and ship’s log, shares stories that he had told about being at Pearl Harbor when it was ...
  • SQ 2016-Betty Tait 

    Tait, Betty (CV. Starr Center, 2016-06-20)
    Betty Tait found herself thrust into the life of an army wife when her boyfriend, who was in the service, proposed to her on his way to report for duty. They married and she accompanied him to various bases around the ...

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