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  • Subject is exactly "Oral history"
Go to A.J. Birkbeck, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

A.J. Birbeck is an environmental attorney based in Chicago, but originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. In his interview, he discusses the lack of information available to the public about PFAS and his work in communities with large contaminations,…
Go to Aamoth, Diane (Interview outline and video), 2015 item page

Diane Aamoth was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 13, 1950. In late fall 1968 she enlisted in the Army and in December 1968 she reported for duty. She was part of the Women's Army Corps and received basic training at Fort McClellan,…
Go to Abbott, Marvin (Interview outline and video), 2010 item page

Marvin Abbott was born in June 1938 in Decatur, Michigan and after graduating from high school, attending Michigan State University. While at Michigan State, Abbott went through the ROTC program, which included a six-week basic training course at…
Go to Abigail Hendershott, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Abby Hendershott is originally from Bay City, Michigan and now lives in Rockford, Michigan. In this interview, Abby discusses her work as a District Supervisor in relation to the PFAS water contamination at former Wolverine dumping sites.
Go to Abrams, James (Interview outline and video), 2011 item page

James Abrams was born in Sparta, Michigan, in 1923, and eventually grew up in Montana. After moving to Grand Haven, Michigan, he joined the Marines after Pearl Harbor. After boot camp in San Diego, he was shipped to the Solomon Islands and joined the…
Go to Acker, Raymond A (Interview outline and video), 2016 item page

Raymond Acker first served in the Army as a radio operator with the 549th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion. He attended Philadelphia Bible College, the Reformed Episcopal Seminary, and the Dall Theological Seminary and was commissioned in the Army…
Go to Adams, Michael (Interview outline and video), 2010 item page

Michael Adams was a marine who served in Operation: Iraqi Freedom in 2003. He served as a security forces specialist who would be one of the first team of Marines to enter Baghdad. He reports observing the destruction of the statue of Saddam…
Go to Adams, Rita (Interview transcript and video), 2021 item page

Rita (Vogler) Adams was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, on February 7th, 1922. She grew up during the Great Depression. She lived in Wheeling until the age of 21. Rita attended high school at a girls’ private school, which she graduated from in…
Go to Adkins, John (Interview outline), 2013 item page

John joined the United States Army and spent nine months in training. He became a fuel truck driver, and eventually spent two weeks in Panama in support of Operation Just Cause in 1989.
Go to Akines, Margaret (Interview outline and video), 2016 item page

Margaret Akines was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 18, 1938. She married Bill Akines in 1978. He was one of the 317 men that survived the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, and in this interview she tells about his experience surviving that…
Go to Al Weener (audio interview and transcript) 2018 item page

Al Weener describes his connections to West Michigan as well as his time as a fisherman in Saugatuck
Go to Alan Eberlein, 2022  (Interview video and transcript) item page

Al Eberlein lives in Rockford, Michigan, where he was born and raised. In this interview, Al discusses his family's history and medical troubles which which he attributes to PFAS exposure.
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