History

Edna Purcell Bridges

Edna Purcell Bridges – Working for the first American Computer Inventor

Edna Purcell Bridges talks about working for the first American computer developer. CLICK HERE to see 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

Richard Aston

Richard Aston – Child Care

Richard Aston gives a new meaning to “child care”, defines “farmed out” and discusses the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch as Richard’s Short Story about going to the Movie Theater to watch Newsreels during WWII, in the WWII – Europe and at Home category! CLICK HERE to watch Richard’s Short Story about how automation…

Steve Cotton

Steve Cotton – President Reagan

Steve Cotton was working on Capitol Hill the day President Reagan was shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bob Conger

Bob Conger – Great Inventions Throughout Life

Bob Conger talks about his first indoor toilet, running water, his first TV in college, and more. CLICK HERE to see Bob’s Short Story about his dad’s work as an “Ice Man” in the General Subjects and Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Sarah Yarrin

Sarah Yarrin – Doctor for Kennedy

Sarah Yarrin and her husband were in a doctor’s office when the nurse informed the doctor he was needed to attend to President Kennedy who had just been shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral 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…

Joy McAllister

Joy McAllister – Breakfast with President Kennedy

Joy McAllister’s husband and some other Lockheed agents attended a breakfast meeting with President Kennedy the morning before he was assassinated. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Donald Halsey

Donald Halsey – Nixon’s Plane

  Donald Halsey designed the interior of President Nixon’s airplane in Air Force 1. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Colonel Bob Bullock

Colonel Bob Bullock – Father’s Home

Colonel Bob Bullock’s father lost his home during the Great Depression even though he had money in the bank to pay his mortgage. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on how he lived next door to the Congressman Richard Nixon, who later became President in the President Memories Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on…

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

Gerry Romanik

Gerry Romanik – First Television Set

  Gerry Romanik recalls the first television her family bought which was a Dumont. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Sam Kogutt

Sam Kogutt – Camp Liberator

Sam Kogutt was a Liberator at Siegen and Flossenburg Concentration Camps. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Raymond Bass

Raymond Bass – Family Struggles During The Great Depression

Raymond talks about various struggles his family experienced during The Great Depression. CLICK HERE to see Raymond’s Short Story where he shares a scary moment in WWII in our Short Story WWII-Europe and at Home Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about his grandparents coming from Czechoslovakia to join the land rush in Oklahoma…

Bill Krisher

Bill Krisher – Remembering the Assassination of JFK

Bill Krisher recalls the day President Kennedy was assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Robert Rege

Robert Rege – Eating During The Great Depression

Robert talks about what it was like for his family during The Great Depression to Find Food. CLICK HERE to see Robert’s Short Story where he discusses what it was like being a lab assistant that was trying to develop paint that was undetectable by infrared for the Navy in the General Subjects and Everyday…

Margaret Hopkovitz

Margaret Hopkovitz – Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz

Margaret Hopkovitz talks about being taken from her parents before never seeing them again and her experiences in Auschwitz. She also encountered Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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…

Richard D. Kingsberry – Integrated Schools

  Richard D. Kingsberry describes his experience of attending both a segregated and integrated school and how it felt growing up with everything being seperate. He also talks about students being receptive to the integration but teachers, not so much. CLICK HERE to see Richard’s Short Story about planes that would go missing after launch!…

Orville Rogers

Orville Rogers – On 24/7 Call To Drop An Atomic Bomb On Moscow

As a Strategic Command pilot Orville’s assignment was to drop  nuclear bomb on Moscow if war broke out. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Robert “Bob” Applebaum – Holocaust Losses

Bob Applebaum’s mother and father survived Auschwitz, but most of his aunts and uncles did not. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Lenore Farber Part 2

Lenore Farber – Child During the Depression

Lenore Farber talks about how a child’s experience of the Great Depression was much different than an adults. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

June Sachs

June Sachs – President Roosevelt

June Sachs’ father welcomed President Roosevelt to their hometown of Wichita Falls. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Atomic Bomb

Atomic Bomb Compilation

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lwf/uploads/_Compilations/AtomicBomb_12-17-15.mp4 Edited 2015

Barbara Hebert

Barbara Herbert – JFK Memories

Barbara recalls seeing JFK’s assassination on TV. CLICK HERE to see her full Oral History!