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Oral History Interview with Michael Crone, December 9, 2007

Description: Interview with Michael Crone, veteran of Operation of Iraqi Freedom, as part of the Tarrant County Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Crone's personal experiences of childhood in Texas, enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, boot camp at Camp Pendleton, California, training as a diesel mechanic, and being deployed to Kuwait and Al Asad, Iraq. Crone also talks about his family's tradition of military service, realizing that he would be activated and shift in reservist training following September 11 attacks, the birth of his first child while in Iraq, aspects of daily life for American soldiers stationed in Iraq, his work as a repair mechanic, and returning to the U.S. and his family.
Date: December 9, 2007
Creator: Elizondo, Kristina & Crone, Michael
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Sharon Acierno, October 9, 2007

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.
Date: October 9, 2007
Creator: Mims, Michael & Acierno, Sharon
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Alton O. Crawley, March 9, 1999

Description: Interview with electrical engineer and Army veteran Alton O. Crawley. The interview includes Crawley's personal experiences about the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, having pre-war civilian jobs in radio/communications work, training for Office of Strategic Services operations, being assigned to Wudu, China, coast watching activities and radio transmissions, and various miscellaneous accounts of his tour of duty in China. The interview includes an appendix with various letters accompanied by a list detailing them, and an itinerary for per diem claims.
Date: March 9, 1999
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Crawley, Alton O.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Dolphus Compere III, June 9, 2009

Description: Interview with World War II veteran Dolphus E. Compere III as part of the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. The interview includes Compere's personal experiences of childhood in Dallas, Texas, medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Dallas, and interning at the University of Michigan prior to his enlistment in the Army Air Corp as a surgeon with the Third Air Commando Group. Additionally, Compere discusses his experiences in the Philippines providing medical care to military personnel and local civilians, his post-war medical career in Fort Worth, Texas, and his experience of returning a war souvenir, a Japanese ceremonial sword, to its ancestral family. Photographs are included throughout the interview.
Date: June 9, 2009
Creator: Hegi, Benjamin P. & Compere, Dolphus E., III
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

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

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.
Date: September 9, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Brabham, Charles C., Jr.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Tom Creighton, July 15, 1975

Description: Interview with Democratic Texas Senator Tom Creighton, who was an attorney from Mineral Wells, Texas. The interview includes the Senator's personal views and experiences as a member of the Sixty-fourth Texas Legislature. The interview also includes the Senator's thoughts on fellow politicians, committee assignments, lobbying, reform of the local and uncontested calendar, constitutional revision, the public school finance bill, public utilities legislation, and personal legislation.
Date: January 9, 1976
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Creighton, Tom
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Elinor W. King, January 9, 1992

Description: Interview with schoolteacher Elinor W. King from Denton, Texas. In the interview, King describes her life as a student at the Frederick Douglass Colored School in Denton, and includes comments about fellow classmates, teachers, activities, sports, discipline, classes, and summer jobs. King also discusses the desegregation of Denton and the closing of Fred Moore School.
Date: January 9, 1992
Creator: Glaze, Michele & King, Elinor W.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Sterling Edwards, May 9, 1974

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Sterling Edwards. The interview includes Edwards' personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 407th Signal Aviation Company during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The interview includes an appendix with a narrative and letters.
Date: May 9, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Edwards, Sterling
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Fred Agnich, September 9, 1977

Description: Interview with Fred Agnich, businessman and member of the Texas House of Representatives, Republican. The interview includes Agnich's personal experiences as a member of the 65th Legislature. Agnich talks about budget surplus, highway appropriations, public school financing, the Peveto bill, and personal legislation.
Date: September 9, 1977
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Agnich, Fred
Partner: UNT Oral History Program