SQ 2016 - Gerald McDonald
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SubjectFranklin Delano Roosevelt; Own Memories; Child; Cincinnati, Ohio; Rationing; War Bonds; Blackouts; V-J Day
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 families. Gerald talks about these green towns, about his father’s job as town manager and as a civil defense warden, and about his own life in Green Hills, OH and Greenbelt, MD during and after the war. He also talks about rationing and blackouts, talks about his schooling, and talks about the end of the war.
Gerald McDonald talks about his father's job as town manager of two "green towns" and talks about his life in Green Hills, Ohio and Greenbelt, Maryland during and after the war. He talks about Franklin Delano Roosevelt, talks about rationing and blackouts, and talks about V-J Day and his remembrances of the end of the war.
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