Albert Souza

 

Albert Souza remembers the end of World War II, growing up in the 1950s, the Camelot years of John F. Kennedy, when the Beatles performed in Boston, and the turmoil during Vietnam and Watergate. In 1961, Souza was married with a child on the way when he came close to being drafted into the Army during the Berlin crisis.

 

This interview was recorded by students at UMass-Lowell.

 

Nicholas A. Hapshe Jr. (audio only)

 

Nicholas Hapshe served in the U.S. Navy from 1969-71 with the 7th Fleet, Destroyer Squadron, at Norfolk, Va., and Guantanamo, Cuba. His duties included servicing anti-submarine missiles and as a fleet kitchen worker.

This interview was part of a program conducted by graduate students at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

 

Dorothy Capone


 
Dorothy Capone has several relatives taking part in World War II – from an uncle wounded at Anzio, to a brother who served in the Navy, a cousin-in-law who sailed on the Bowdoin looking for German submarines in the Artic, to relatives in Italy who lived in caves after the Germans took over their community.
 

 

Edward DiTullio

 
The Bowdoin

 
Joseph and Richie DiTullio

 
Joseph DiTullio

Beatrice Wadland


 
Beatrice Wadland is a lifelong resident of Melrose; she currently lives at the home where her husband grew up. The daughter of a World War I veteran, Wadland remembers growing up during the Depression, and life on the Homefront during World War II. During the war, her husband worked for General Electric, helping develop the first jet engines.
 

Lillian Aronson

U.S. Army 1943–1964

 

Lillian Aronson joined the Women’s Army Corps in 1943. She was assigned to several U.S. bases during the war, handling a variety of administrative duties, from war bonds to troop movement clerk. After the war, she remained with the Army, stationed mainly on the West Coast, until she retired in 1964 with the rank of sergeant.

This interview was recorded at the Bedford VA Medical Center.

 

 

 

 

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