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Old June 25th, 2007, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default Any one know any WWII vets or anyone grew up in the 60's

My person I was suppose to inverview backed out at the last mins and I need to find someone to interview for my last paper. so if anyone knows anyone that wouldnt mind being interviewed, PM me, thanks
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Old June 25th, 2007, 11:43 AM   #2
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There is a guy at a garage sale I was at this weekend. He drove a tank recovery vehicle with a 70' lowboy, he was telling me all about it. :tonka:

Corunna Rd, Flint -- go find him :tonka:
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Old June 25th, 2007, 11:49 AM   #3
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Both my grandfather's served. If you can find someone to connect with them through the grave you are more than welcome to talk to them.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 11:55 AM   #4
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In all seriousness, what kind of info do you need? my neighbor is a little young, at 74, to have served in the war, but he was in the Navy and is a bit of a historian as a hobby.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 11:58 AM   #5
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I grew up in the 60's and 70's but I would get ahold of Rick. I bet he could tell you some stories!
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My g'pa is a WWII vet. Hes got a couple purple hearts, bronze star, and some other stuff, but... unless you can sign, he wont do you any good.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 12:58 PM   #7
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Grandmans dad served WWII and he was born in 1960.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 01:35 PM   #8
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My father served in WWII. I was born in 1949.
Obviously I grew up in the 60s and served in Vietnam.
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Grandmans dad served WWII and he was born in 1960.
Sue, how can that be??? He served 20 years prior to his birth? :miff:
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Old June 25th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #10
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:miff: Marv was born in 1960 :miff:
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This probably won't help you any, but Tie's grandpa served in WWII and there is a book about his experience. He was the 1st American paratrooper to land in Normandy and the only soldier to fight for both the US and Soviet Union against Germany.
The book is called Behind Hitler's Lines written by Thomas H. Taylor. It was a very interesting read.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 04:38 PM   #12
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Editing due to double posting because I was too lazy to find the info I wanted before posting the first time. :p

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"Find someone who had a World War II or a 1960s experience. Interview that person and prepare a 4-page paper sharing that person’s experiences. You might look to a relative or to someone in your hometown to interview. If that doesn’t work, you might call a retirement home to see if anyone living there might be interested. Use quotes from the person you interview; don’t just paraphrase their comments. This paper may require you to consult secondary sources to explain information received during the interview"
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Want interesting? My grandfather was on one of the destroyers that helped capture the German U-boat, the U-505. Worked in the boiler room on the Jenks.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 05:16 PM   #15
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Want interesting? My grandfather was on one of the destroyers that helped capture the German U-boat, the U-505. Worked in the boiler room on the Jenks.
that does sound pretty cool, you think he would want to be interviewed about it, and where does he live at?
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Old June 25th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #16
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Have to ask him. I'll see what I can do about getting ahold of'm for ya.

My grandparents live about 5 minutes from my house here in Fenton. Had to move them closer to an assisted living because they just couldn't take care of themselves and their house on Houghton Lake anymore. At least, not on their own.

A bit out of the way for ya, that's for sure. :)
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Old June 25th, 2007, 05:40 PM   #17
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hehe I was hoping that would be in houghton lake too
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Cube don't you have a American Legion hall or VFW near you? them old buggers just love to tell stories if your buying.
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Go to the local VFW or American Legion you will find alot of people to interview there from that time frame.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 06:44 PM   #20
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Go to your local VA Hospital, there are many old veterans eager to tell their stories, we are loosing our WWII vets by the thousands every day and there are many stories to be heard ...just ask.
If no hospital, try a American legion or VFW... offer to buy a vet a cold beverage and tell him what you need , I'm sure you will not be disappointed.
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