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5018_White_Eliot_20121014_transcript_A.pdf
Eliot White, born in Russia but adopted by American parents, entered the US Navy before starting college. After basic training he went to ITA School and participated in Operation Naval Intelligence working in Washington DC. He was eventually deployed…

2013_063_Thomas_RichardL_interview.mp3
Richard L. Thomas enlisted in the US Navy in 1953 and served in the Korean War. He was trained to work in the Combat Info Center where a lot of the work was focused on avoiding submarines.

2013_063_Shabhaz_Ken_transcript.pdf
Ken Shabhaz recounts his service in the Air Force as a base supply officer in Montgomery, Alabama. He served for a few years in the Vietnam War and then went back to school for Economics. He never was stationed outside the United States but was moved…

2013_063_McMahan_Michael_transcript.pdf
Michael McMahan is interviewed about his service in the US Navy aboard the USS Ranger. He spent the majority of his time as a mess cook at the bottom of a ship, and was never stationed in Vietnam.

2013_063_McCalvin_Tommy_interview.mp3
Tommy McCalvin enlisted in the US Navy in 1988 and fought in the 17-day Gulf War aboard the USS Missouri. He was trained as a diesel mechanic and his job was to blow up sea mines. He left the military after four years and recommends that anyone who…

2013_063_Koehl_FrankE_transcript.pdf
Frank E. Koehl served in the US Navy during the Korean War, but never had to leave the Naval Training Station in Chicago. He was a teacher there and served on the Underwater Demolition Team.

2013_063_Jessup_JoeBill_interview.mp3
Joe Bill Jessup talks about working as a gunner's mate on the USS Helena during the Korean War. He was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan.

2013_063_Bigger_Nathan_interview.mp3
Nathan Bigger served in the US Navy during the Cold War Era. He went to Mate A-School in New Hampshire and then spent 6 years patrolling underwater aboard the submarine Stonewall Jackson. He explains that many people had no idea what was going on…

Military_Downs_WilliamL_interview_edit.mp3
Rachel Crisp interviews Bill Downs about his experiences in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He grew up on campus at the Edwards Military Institute, and eventually began working in sonar aboard the USS Vammen.