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Oral History Interview with William Barsanti, June 26, 2004

Oral History Interview with William Barsanti, June 26, 2004

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Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Barsanti, William
Description: Interview with accountant and Army veteran William Barsanti. The interview includes Barsanti's personal experiences about the European Theater during World War II, his youth in an Italian immigrant family, graduating from high school and enrolling in college, then in the Enlisted Reserve Corps, being inducted into the U.S. Army, basic training, being selected for the Army Specialized Training Program, transferring to the 106th Infantry Division, and his assignment to Cannon Company as a supply sergeant. Barsanti also talks about the living conditions at Stalag XII-A and Stalag II-D, Stargard, Germany, evacuating to Bremervorde, Germany, liberation, and his postwar business career in Europe.
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Oral History Interview with Eugene L. Crumling, May 18, 1999

Oral History Interview with Eugene L. Crumling, May 18, 1999

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Date: May 28, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Crumling, Eugene L.
Description: Interview with Eugene L. Crumling, bartender and former professional ballplayer. The interview includes Crumling's personal experiences about being a professional baseball player in the U.S. during World War II. Crumling talks about his semi-pro baseball career in the late 1930s and early 1940s, the origin of his nickname, signing his first professional contract, life in the minor leagues during wartime, his draft classification as 4-F, his employment in defense-related work during the off-seasons, contrasts between life in the minors and life in the majors, individual Cardinals players, his first game and his first, and only, hit in the majors, the remainder of his minor league career, and his personal thoughts about the reserve clause, player strikes, modern-day salaries, and expansion.
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Oral History Interview with Charles H. Miles, Jr., October 23, 1982

Oral History Interview with Charles H. Miles, Jr., October 23, 1982

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Date: October 23, 1982
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Miles, Charles H., Jr.
Description: Interview with Army veteran Charles H. Miles. The interview includes Gage's personal experiences at Hickam Field with the Finance Detachment during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Louis Grabinski, October 18, 1977

Oral History Interview with Louis Grabinski, October 18, 1977

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Date: October 18, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Grabinksi, Louis
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Louis Grabinski. The interview includes Grabinski's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Charles C. Brabham, Jr., September 9, 2003

Oral History Interview with Charles C. Brabham, Jr., September 9, 2003

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Date: September 9, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Brabham, Charles C., Jr.
Description: Interview with Army veteran Charles C. Brabham Jr. The interview includes Brabham's personal experiences about the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II, his youth in Dallas during the Great Depression, joining the 112th Cavalry at age 16, his mobilization and various assignments, and his medical evacuation die to malaria, dysentery, and hookworm.
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Oral History Interview with R. D. Nicholas, March 3, 1977

Oral History Interview with R. D. Nicholas, March 3, 1977

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Date: March 3, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Nicholas, R. D.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran R. D. Nicholas. The interview includes Nicholas' personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS California during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Oral History Interview with Hugh W. Calvert, September 10, 2003

Oral History Interview with Hugh W. Calvert, September 10, 2003

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Date: September 10, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Calvert, Hugh W.
Description: Interview with Army veteran Hugh W. Calvert. The interview includes Calvert's personal experiences about the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II, youth during the Great Depression, his assignment to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, tank school at Fort Knox, transferring to Service Troop, his assignment to New Caledonia and to Woodlark Island, operation on Arawe, the Driniumor River Campaign, and his rotation back to the States.
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Oral History Interview with Charley L. Pryor, 1972-1973

Oral History Interview with Charley L. Pryor, 1972-1973

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Date: November 4, 1972
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Pryor, Charley L.
Description: Interview with college professor Charley L. Pryor, Marine Corps veteran and survivor of the sinking of the USS Houston. The interview includes Pryor's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Pryor talks about the sinking of the Houston, his capture and imprisonment at Serang, Java, Bicycle Camp, Changi Prison Camp, building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, American air raids, and liberation.
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Oral History Interview with James Riley Chennault, August 6, 2003

Oral History Interview with James Riley Chennault, August 6, 2003

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Date: August 6, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Chennault, James Riley
Description: Interview with Army veteran James Riley Chennault. The interview includes Chennault's personal experiences about the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II, childhood in Mississippi, moving to Texas in 1939, joining the 112th Cavalry, training, combat, and the Battle of Driniumor River. Chennault also talks about the mobilization of the Texas National Guard, Louisiana Maneuvers as part of the 3rd Army, rotation to the states, his assignment to a pack mule outfit, his discharge from the Army, and the daily routine of life in the horse cavalry. The interview includes an appendix with photographs.
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Oral History Interview with Rosendo Evaro, September 30, 2006

Oral History Interview with Rosendo Evaro, September 30, 2006

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Date: September 30, 2006
Creator: Folsom, Brad & Evaro, Rosendo
Description: Interview with Evaro Rosendo as part of the Arms Along the Border Oral History Project. The interview includes Rosendo's personal experiences over a lifetime in Redford, Texas. Rosendo speaks about the local folklore concerning the presence of U.S. armed forces and Border Patrol agents in the Big Bend region throughout the 20th century, as well as the shooting of Esequiel Hernandez, Jr.
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