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  • Text: ... receive an operation -Opted to take the medical discharge -Dealt with a bad back until 1951 -Received an operation from the Veterans' Hospital -Already had a bad back from farm work -Injury in the Army only exacerbated it (00:25:36) Medals -Received the following medals: -Combat Infan...
Bakker, Lee Richard (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview Eugene Shoemaker Length: 37:31 (00:25) Background Information     Eugene was born in Byron Center, Michigan in 1927, where he grew up and went to high school He had 4 sisters, his father drove trucks and mother wo...
Shoemaker, Eugene (Interview outline and video), 2009

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview World War II James Lilley Length: 51:47 (00:20) Background Information • • • • • • James was born in Ferndale, Michigan in 1922 His mother was a housewife and his father was chief engineer for Pontiac Motors He ha...
Lilley, James (Interview outline and video), 2009

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  • Text: ...Bill  Does not remember running out of support from the bill (52:46) Never joined any kind of veterans organizations Was a part of the reserve until 1955 (53:04) Learning to follow directions and how important direction are was an extremely valuable lesson that he learned by serving in t...
Pylman, John (Interview outline and video), 2012

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview World War II Bob Wright Length of interview (49:00) (00:05) Background Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on February 26, 1922. (00:13) Father worked in a company that made looms. (00:37) Family struggled during the Depression....
Wright, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2009

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans’ History Project Robert Keith World War II 32 minutes 39 seconds (00:00:10) Early Life -Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 20, 1926 -Grew up in Grand Rapids and attended Grand Rapids Public Schools -Father worked for a railroad company in Gr...
Keith, Robert (Interview outline and video), 2015

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview World War II Thomas York Length of interview (00:47:19) Background Information (00:00:12)  Born in Baltimore, Maryland in July of 1927  Moved to Oklahoma in 1929 (00:00:23) o Remained in Oklahoma until 1941  Father wo...
York, Thomas (Interview outline and video), 2010

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veteran’s History Project War/Era: WWII Era Name: Mabelle "Barry" Vincent Smith Interviewer: Elaine Schneider Interview Length: (00:52:05:00) Early Life (00:00:20:00)  Smith was born in Syracuse, New York on April 23rd, 1920. (00:00:22:00) �...
Smith, Mabelle Vincent (Interview outline and video), 2012

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans' History Project Edwin Baumann World War II 1 hour 4 minutes 11 seconds (00:00:16) Early Life -Born in Stockton, California on June 19, 1923 -Started school at five and a half years old in San Francisco -Immediately went into the first grade -When...
Baumann, Edwin (Interview outline and video), 2005

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veteran’s History Project World War II William Doucette Length of Interview (00:51:10) Background (00:00:35) Born in 1921; the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the copper mining region Father worked for two dollars a day, four days a week; family of eight child...
Doucette, William (Interview outline and video), 2009

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project Interview World War II John Kennaugh Total Time – (01:02:17) Background        He was born in Rockford, Illinois on March 4, 1923 (00:16) After three years, his family moved to Belvedere, Illinois o He lived t...
Kennaugh, John (Interview outline and video), 2012

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  • Text: ...Grand Valley State University Veterans' History Project Roy & Marion Davis World War II 1 hour 52 minutes 40 seconds (00:00:15) Roy's Early Life -Born in Hartford, Michigan -Small town of about 2,500 people -Grew up in Hartford -Marion's family moved to Hartford -Roy and ...
Davis, Roy M. and Marion (Interview outline and video), 2016