Veterans Oral Histories

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video

Interview Date

3-24-2012

Abstract

0:00:17 Opening Bio; 0:01:17 Joining Navy; 0:02:00 Family; 0:02:55 First day in Navy; 0:03:43 High School credit for military service; 0:04:48 Pearl Harbor attacked; 0:05:12 Why he joined the navy; 0:05:24 Basic Training; 0:06:10 KP duty; 0:07:00 First day in basic; 0:08:36 Graduate basic; 0:09:01 Electricians training at Perdue; 0:10:55 Volunteers for sub school; 0:11:45 Talks about destroyer escorts; 0:12:10 Hearing damage; 0:12:30 DE training facility; 0:12:58 Crew of DE 32; 0:13:14 DE mock up; 0:14:04 Waiting for commission; 0:14:19 DE 32 Fleming; 0:17:25 Weapons of DE; 0:19:12 Hedgehog weapon; 0:20:17 Shakedown crew; 0:20:28 18th Birthday in Pearl Harbor; 0:21:00 Pearl Harbor 2 years later; 0:21:45 Anti sub patrols; 0:22:17 Gilbert Islands; 0:22:30 DE Division set up; 0:23:23 Tarawa; 0:24:00 Shell Back; 0:25:06 Screening Marshall Islands; 0:26:00 Radar and Sonar; 0:27:00 Ulithi Atoll; 0:28:00 Doctor; 0:28:24 Convoy detail; 0:28:48 Resupply; 0:29:30 Brother in Marine Corps; 0:30:18 Mail censored; 0:31:05 Meet Brother on troop transport; 0:32:40 Movies; 0:34:11 Guam invasion; 0:35:20 Screen landing ships; 0:36:40 Pearl Harbor refit; 0:37:20 Gyro Compass; 0:38:50 Royal Hawaiian stay; 0:40:10 Return to Ulithi; 0:40:50 Convoy duty; 0:41:11 Back to states; 0:41:56 30 day leave; 0:42:00 return home; 0:42:22 replacement duty; 0:42:40 assign to Anchor section Philippine Sea HQ; 0:43:30 Transport to Manila; 0:43:40 Land on Samar; 0:44:00 killing time on Samar; 0:44:34 Watching bombers at Samar; 0:45:35 Sailors joyride on bombers; 0:46:22 Moved to Manila; 0:46:46 Lived in tent; 0:47:00 Built up base; 0:48:42 Philippine people; 0:49:19 Starving kids in Navy trash; 0:50:06 Purpose of Base; 0:50:40 Local bars; 0:51:58 People abused by Japanese; 0:53:04 Joyriding in aircraft; 0:53:40 Flying in P-61; 0:55:30 Taken to wrong base; 0:57:00 METS; 0:58:16 Bomb dropped; 0:58:42 Homeward bound; 0:59:30 mustered out; 1:00:00 sign up for school with GI bill; 1:00:30 Married; 1:01:12 Life after war.

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