Mel Baldivia’s Story

I was born in Mexico in 1919.  I came to America with my family when I was 3.  We moved to Southern California  near Pomona and San Dimas.  I worked in the orchards picking citrus   continue reading

Loren Myring’s Story

“I was born April 18, 1925 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.   I had two older sisters and dad was a machinist…and mom… well she passed away when I was 8 years old.  Dad   continue reading

Leonard Premselaar's Story

I was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 16, 1926.  Some memories of my youth involved playing baseball and I was signed as a “Bonus” baby with the Brooklyn Dodgers for $2000 in   continue reading

John Spence’s Story

I was born in 1918 in Centerville, Tennessee.  My dad was the local sheriff so I tell everyone that I was in jail for my first six years.  I lost my dad when I was 9.  He was ambushed   continue reading

Irene Richardson’s Story

She was born a on a chilly October morning – and as bred to volunteer and it came as natural to her as breathing air. Living on a farm during World War II, some of her earliest memories include   continue reading

Frank Deal's Story

I was born in 1927 at Rainier, Oregon. When I was little, my mom and dad divorced.  My dad remarried and had three more kids.  Times were tough and I could take care of myself.  I left   continue reading

Edward Rose's Story

At 17 years of age, I knew that I wanted to join the Navy, but when I was drafted into the Army I had only one choice.  Because I was under age at 17 I had to have my parents sign for me to join   continue reading

Claude Oliver Davis’ Story

I was born July 6, 1921 in Hepner, OR.  At the age of 2, my family moved to Bend, OR where I will always call home. The threat of war in the early forties made every young man fear entering the   continue reading


29 September 2018

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