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Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., 2003-2004

Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., 2003-2004

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Date: November 24, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Garbo, William, Sr.
Description: Interview with landscape architect and Army veteran William Garbo Sr. The interview includes Garbo's personal experiences about the G Troop, 112th Cavalry, in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World-War II, growing up in an Italian-American family in Mississippi during the Great Depression, volunteering for the draft and processing at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, basic training at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Virginia, being assigned to the 26th War Dog Platoon and to New Guinea in 1944, the Battle of the Driniumor River and his attachment to elements of the 32nd Infantry Division, jungle patrols on New Guinea with his dog, his transfer to Troop, 112th Cavalry and the invasion of Layte, Philippines, and the living condition in the Philippine jungles. Additionally, Garbo speaks about the fighting prowess of his comrades in the 112th Cavalry, jungle patrols on Leyte and Luzon, the 112th's activities around Marungko and Antipolo, Luzon, descriptions of cannibalism by Japanese soldiers, his wounds from artillery shrapnel and evacuation by helicopter, his return to the 112th Cavalry and preparations for the invasion of Japan, witnessing the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay, occupation duty at Tateyama, Honshu, relations between Japanese civilians and American occupation troops, the destruction of Japanese defensive fortifications ...
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Oral History Interview with Frank H. Bigelow, June 13, 2002

Oral History Interview with Frank H. Bigelow, June 13, 2002

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Date: June 13, 2002
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Bigelow, Frank H.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Frank H. Bigelow, survivor of the siege of Corregidor. The interview includes Bigelow's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, boyhood in North Dakota, various jobs during the Great Depression, and enlisting in the Navy. Additionally, Bigelow speaks about volunteering for duty in the Philippines and his assignment to the submarine tender USS Canopus, pre-war military life in the Philippines, the Japanese bombing of Cavite Navy Yard and the destruction of the Canopus, retreating to Bataan and to Corregidor, the fall of Corregidor, his confinement in the 92nd Garage area, the forced march down Dewey Boulevard in Manila and confinement at Cabanatuan, hell ship to Japan, coal mining for Mitsui Heavy Industries, the amputation of his leg by fellow prisoners after a mining accident, liberation, and the destruction in Nagasaki due to the atomic bomb. The interview includes an appendix with an article titled "A Soldier's Story."
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Oral History Interview with Murphy Daniels, April 4, 2006

Oral History Interview with Murphy Daniels, April 4, 2006

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Date: April 4, 2006
Creator: Hegi, Benjamin P. & Daniels, Murphy
Description: Interview with Murphy Daniels, African-American alumnus of North Texas State University. The interview includes Daniels' personal experiences about childhood and education, enrolling in North Texas rather than Texas Southern University, majoring in pre-med, serving in the United States Air Force, studying at Southwestern Medical School, and pursuing medical research. Additionally, Daniels speaks about his difficulties with white professors and graduate assistants, race relations on campus, social life among black students on campus, and off-campus life in "Shack Town" and the support from black citizens of Denton.
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Oral History Interview with Sharon Acierno, October 9, 2007

Oral History Interview with Sharon Acierno, October 9, 2007

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Date: October 9, 2007
Creator: Mims, Michael & Acierno, Sharon
Description: Interview with Sharon "Tommie" Acierno, Vietnam War veteran, as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Acierno's personal experiences about childhood, dropping out of high school and enlisting in the U.S. Army, basic and clerical training, working as drill sergeant at Ft. McClellan, struggling with alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder, and working with the Vietnam Veterans of America group. Acierno also discusses her coming out experience, volunteering for assignment to Vietnam, her clerical duties with a logistics unit at Long Binh, the camaraderie among gay and straight troops, her experiences with apathetic citizens and antiwar protesters upon return to the U.S., deciding to leave the Army and relocate to Dallas, her experience in the Veterans Administration psychiatric ward, and her opinions regarding the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy and the treatment of women in the military generally. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
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Oral History Interview with Leslie W. Bray, Jr., March 3, 1999

Oral History Interview with Leslie W. Bray, Jr., March 3, 1999

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Date: March 3, 1999
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Bray, Leslie W., Jr.
Description: Interview with Army Air Forces veteran Leslie W. Bray, Jr. The interview includes Bray's personal experiences about the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, youth during the Great Depression, flight training, being designated as the commander of the 16th Combat Cargo Squadron, stationing at Sylhet, India as part of his assignment to the CBI Theater, supplying the British 14th Army in Burma, flying difficulties due to weather conditions, various transfers, and flying "The Hump." Bray also talks about his early aspirations to become an aviator, initial failures to pass the Air Forces physical examination, his assignment to Troop Carrier Command, flying C-47s with the 1st Troop Carrier Group, his appointment as assistant group operations officer for the 10th Troop Carrier Group, Air Force School of Applied Tactics, the training of replacement units at various Air Force installations, the deactivation of the 16th Combat Cargo Squadron, and his postwar Air Force career and retirement as a general officer.
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Oral History Interview with Sally Bermejo Bravo, March 24, 2013

Oral History Interview with Sally Bermejo Bravo, March 24, 2013

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Date: March 24, 2013
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Bravo, Sally Bermejo
Description: Interview with Sally Bravo, second generation of Bermejo women, for the Mexican American Women's Educational Experience Oral History Project. The interview includes Bravo's recollections of schooling in Fort Worth, the scholastic structure of her home life, cultural expectations and limitations on education, and the meaning of high school graduation, as well as educational goals for children, the role in sending children to college, and the generational changes in educational goals. It includes an appendix with the Bermejo family tree.
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Oral History Interview with Alvin O. Berg, Jr., May 14, 2005

Oral History Interview with Alvin O. Berg, Jr., May 14, 2005

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Date: May 14, 2005
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Berg, Alvin O., Jr.
Description: Interview with Alvin O. Berg, Jr., World War II-era Army Air Forces veteran, as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans History Project. The interview includes Berg's personal experiences of childhood and education, enlisting in the Army Air Forces, training as an aviation cadet and service at various stateside bases, fighting in the Pacific theater, having a postwar career in minor league baseball, returning to service during the Korean conflict, and having a career as a pilot for American Airlines.
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Oral History Interview with Ruby Cole, November 29, 2006

Oral History Interview with Ruby Cole, November 29, 2006

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Date: November 2006
Creator: Yancey, Sherelyn & Cole, Ruby
Description: Interview with Ruby Cole, resident of southeast Denton, as part of the Quakertown Oral History Project. The interview includes Cole's personal experiences about attending segregated schools in Denton, and living in a house moved from Quakertown. Cole also talks about her memories of educator Fred Moore, the folklore of Quakertown neighborhood and reasons for its disintegration, the efforts to create an African American museum in Denton, and Quakertown in the community's historical memory.
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Oral History Interview with Margaret Hunt Davis, April 30, 2006

Oral History Interview with Margaret Hunt Davis, April 30, 2006

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Date: April 30, 2006
Creator: Quirk, Ryan & Davis, Margaret Hunt
Description: Interview with Margaret Hunt Davis, alumna of North Texas State University. The interview includes Davis' personal experiences about childhood in rural East Texas, making the decision to attend North Texas, campus life, graduating with a degree in library science, and having a career in Dallas public schools.
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Oral History Interview with Harlan W. Crouse, July 2, 2004

Oral History Interview with Harlan W. Crouse, July 2, 2004

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Date: July 2, 2004
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Crouse, Harlan W.
Description: Interview with Army veteran Harlan W. Crouse. The interview includes Crouse's personal experiences about combat in the Philippines during World War II, the Japanese surrender in Yokohama Harbor, and being present during the post-war U.S. occupation of Japan.
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