History

Glenn Ison – Witnessing A Hydrogen Bomb Explosion

Glenn Ison part of the Strategic Air Command where he was assigned to a B-50 as a tail gunner during the Cold War. Glenn witnessed a 6.9 megaton H Bomb explosion from a distance of 25 miles and an altitude of 20,000 feet. CLICK HERE to see Glenn’s Short Story about the twenty-seven missions he…

Dottie Winchester

Dottie Winchester – Married to an Auschwitz Liberator

Dottie Winchester talks about her husband, Rush, who was a Liberator of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp and her relatives lives in East Germany, behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ruth Evans

Ruth Evans – JFK, John Glenn, Moon Landing, and 9/11

Ruth talks about the most impactful moments in her life, from JFK, to John Glenn, to the 1969 Moon Landing, to 9/11. CLICK HERE to see Ruth’s Short Story about the time her husband was sent on a suicide mission in the WWII – In the Pacific Category! CLICK HERE to see her full Oral…

Peter Vogel

Peter Vogel – Judge Hughes

Peter Vogel’s mother was with Judge Hughes the morning before she would swear in Vice President Johnson after the assassination of President Kennedy. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jack Bradshaw

Jack Bradshaw – Stockbroker Father During the Great Depression

Jack’s father was a stockbroker during the Great Depression and even saved his company from a scam that almost sunk their company. CLICK HERE to see Jack Bradshaw’s Short Story on the Civil War in the Civil War Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about joining the British Royal Air Force in the WWII –…

Bill Ragan – Building a Glider in 1930

Bill’s father, an engineer, built a working glider himself shortly after Wilbur and Orville in 1930.   CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Janet Hershman

Janet Hershman – JFK

Janet Hershman recalls learning that President Kennedy had been shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jim O'Neill

Jim O’Neill – Meeting Senator JFK

Jim O’Neill recounts meeting President Kennedy when he was still a US Senator, and then later reacting to his assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Charlene Mallory Turner – Hangings in the 1930’s

Charlene describes what happened when she was forced to view hanging bodies in her town of Oxman, Mississippi. Click HERE to watch Charlene’s Featured Short about what life was like when your mother owned a one room school house in the 1930’s. Click HERE to watch Cherlene’s full Oral History

Margaret Hopkovitz

Margaret Hopkovitz – Auschwitz Survivor and Death March

Margaret Hopkovitz was part of the prisoner group that left Auschwitz in 1941 and went on a Death March en-route to other concentration camps and being shot if you didn’t keep up while walking. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Duane Landa

Duane Landa – Technology Since Apollo Missions

Duane talks about how much technology has changed since the Apollo Missions, and compares it to his service in the space program. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Dorothy Skip Winnette

Dorothy ‘Skip’ Winnette – Moving to Dallas After the Assassination

Dorothy talks about the reaction she got when she moved to Dallas after JFK’s assassination. CLICK HERE to see her full Oral History!

Jeanne Gould

Jeanne Gould – Going to Church after JFK’s Assassination

Jeanne remembers what it was like in the aftermath of JFK’s assassination, and taking her kids to a church memorial service. CLICK HERE to see her full Oral History!

Bob Warren

Bob Warren – Childhood Presidents

Bob Warren talks being born during Warren Harding’s presidency and President Hoover coming into office when Republicans were still seen in a negative light. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Mitchell Jones

Mitchell Jones – Segregated Trolley

Mitchell Jones’s father operated a trolley during the time of segregation. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Sharre Landa

Sharre Landa – Praying for JFK

Sharre describes what it was like when the staff at the school she was working at came on the announcements and told them JFK had been assassinated, and her memories of planes flying low over Albuquerque on 9/11. CLICK HERE to see her full Oral History!

Dorothy Willingham

Dorothy Willingham – Looking to the Stars

Dorothy talks about the moon landing and JFK’s Assassination. CLICK HERE to see Dorothy’s Short Story on growing up in The Great Depression in the Great Depression Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Rex Crowell

Rex Crowell – Banks of the Great Depression

Rex Crowell talks about what happened to the banks during the Great Depression and how they affected his father. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Wilhoit

Bill Wilhoit – President Truman Shooting

Bill Wilhoit heard the gun shots fired in an attempt to assassinate President Truman. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on how he was at Normandy on D-Day and Okinawa later in the war in the WWII – In the Pacific Category! CLICK HERE to see Bill’s Short Story about a Kamikaze fighter who almost hit his…

Pauline Barr

Pauline Barr – Electricity and The Radio

Pauline Barr talks about getting electricity in their home for the first time and playing with the radio as a child. CLICK HERE to see her Short Story on getting the telephone in the Great Inventions Category! CLICK HERE to see her Short Story about watching JFK’s assassination live on TV in the Kennedy Presidency…

Lois Goldberg

Lois Goldberg – Texas License Plate

Lois Goldberg remembers the bad feelings her Texas license plate evoked on a trip to New York the year after President Kennedy was killed in Dallas. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Carol Alkek

Carol Alkek – Teacher During JFK Assassination

Carol Alkek was teaching a class when they learned President Kennedy had been assassinated. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Lois Daneman

Lois Daneman – Moving to Dallas after JFK’s Assassination

Lois describes what it was like to move to Dallas after JFK’s assassination. CLICK HERE to watch her full Oral History!

Cosette Cosy Parker

Cosette “Cosy” Parker – Tennessee Great Depression

Cosy Parker recalls growing up during the Great Depression in Tennessee. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Milka Miki Snediker

Milka Snediker – Occupied Vienna

Milka describes what life was like under the occupation of Vienna during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Milka’s Short Story on living in a concentration camp under the German Occupation in The Holocaust Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History