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Oral History Interview with John Wilson, January 31, 2002

Description: Interview with John Wilson, an officer in the U. S. Army during World War II. Wilson was born in Illinois but attended high school in the Philippines after his father accepted an engineering position there. He graduated from high school in 1939 and then enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, where he participated in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. He graduated and took his commission in the Army in 1943. After Officer Candidate School (OCS), he was assigned to an engineering unit slated to participate in the invasion of the Philippines. He eventually landed on Luzon. On Luzon he was assigned temporary duty with a small Philippine Civil Affairs unit that was made up of officers and men who had relatives interned by the Japanese in the Philippines. His small unit made their way to Santo Tomas where he liberated many friends and old school mates. A few weeks later, Wilson liberated his father, a civilian internee at Los Banos. Wilson remained with his unit constructing hospitals in the Philippines in anticipation of the casualties expected from the invasion of the Japanese home islands.
Date: January 31, 2002
Creator: Pratt, Rick & Wilson, John
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Floyd Mumme, April 12, 2002

Description: Interview with Floyd Mumme, a medic during World War II. He discusses boot camp, being deployed to Saipan, Japanese trying to steal food, working in the Army Medical Corps, and treating wounds in combat.
Date: April 12, 2002
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Mumme, Floyd C.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Jessie Clark, June 6, 2002

Description: Interview with Jessie Clark regarding her experiences during World War II. She discusses having to adjust to a lifestyle of rationing for food products and shoes as well as blackouts and scrap metal drives. Her husband worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad and was often absent while she stayed home to raise their children in Houston. She discusses the scarcity of toys during Christmas and hosiery.
Date: June 6, 2002
Creator: Loyd, Ms. & Clark, Jessie
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Robert D. Haines, May 15, 2002

Description: Interview with Robert D. Haines, an American prisoner of war during World War II. He discusses the attack on Clark Field in the Philippines on December 8, 1941, as well as his experiences on the Bataan Death March. He also tells of his time spent as a prisoner of war under the Japanese at Camp O'Donnell, Cabanatuan and Bilibid prison in Manila. He encountered his brother, who was a civilian internee, at Bilibid. From there, he rode on a hell ship for 39 days to a POW camp in Formosa (Taiwan). When the Americans began bombing Formosa, Haines was moved via another hell ship to Tokyo, Japan. Not long after, he was liberated and returned to San Francisco, then Denver.
Date: May 15, 2002
Creator: Graham, Eddie & Haines, Robert D.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with O. H. King, September 28, 2002

Description: Interview with O. H. "Karl" King of Fort Worth, Texas, who is a World War Two veteran of the United States Marine Corps. In the interview, Mr. King recalls memories of his travels, the Japanese attack on Clark Field, the Battle for Bataan, and when he was a Japanese prisoner-of-war. He also talks about other experiences he had while serving in the Marines and his life before and after the war.
Date: September 28, 2002
Creator: Graham, Eddie & King, O. H.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Melvin Harmon, October 21, 2002

Description: Interview with Melvin Harmon, a paratrooper during World War II. He discusses his paratrooper training and his time on Guadalcanal, Bougainville and other battles in the Solomon Islands. He also contracted malaria.
Date: October 21, 2002
Creator: Morris, Cork & Harmon, Melvin
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Buck Gibson, October 19, 2002

Description: Interview with Buck Gibson of Waco, Texas, a veteran from the United States Navy during World War Two. The interview includes some of Mr. Gibson's background before and after the war as well as his personal experiences while in the Navy, including memories of his training, life in the Navy, the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, and what happened after he was rescued.
Date: October 19, 2002
Creator: Cox, Bill & Gibson, Buck
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Jerell E. Crow, August 24, 2002

Description: Interview with Jerell E. Crow. He entered the Coast Guard in 1940 and trained in Florida and New York City. He served aboard a Landing Ship, Tank (LST) when those ships were first introduced. He traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Neville Island Shipyard operated by the Dravo Corporation as part of a crew that brought an LST down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. From there, the crew practiced operations at Biloxi, Mississippi. Eventually, Crow travelled to San Diego aboard the LST through the Panama Canal. From there, he went to Guadalcanal and unloaded tanks. Eventually, his ship was hit at Saipan and he was wounded. He also served aboard an LST during the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Afterwards, Crow's LST was present in Tokyo Bay for the surrender. He visited Hiroshima while on occupation duty after the atomic bomb was dropped. Eventually, his LST made its way back to San Francisco where he was discharged.
Date: August 24, 2002
Creator: Rabalais, Larry & Crow, Jerell E.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

In Their Steps - How the Trinity Teaches Us...

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "We are often overwhelmed when determining god's will for our lives. Naming God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, this class focuses on the Trinity as a model for being. Come discover how our understandings of the Trinity should influence the way we make decisions."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Reed, Kevin
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Transcending Segregated Religion - With a Servant's Heart

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, February 19, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The most segregated time in America is the Sunday worship hour. What will it take to break down walls of segregation that divide God's people? It will require nothing less than the power of God's Spirit expressed in worship and serving."
Date: February 19, 2002
Creator: Rollinson, Harold
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Praying the Psalms: Practical Help for Enriching Your Walk with God - Praying in the Dark Night of the Soul

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, February 19, 2002, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The Psalmists are mentors for naming God in the world. As we pay attention to the grammar of their praying, we rediscover God's gracious presence, even in times of sadness and loss. Come to enrich your own praying. Come to be a better servant to those asking life's hardest questions."
Date: February 19, 2002
Creator: LaValley, Mark A.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Down to Earth Principles for Heavenly Living - A Study of the Christian Graces in 2 Peter 1:1-12

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, February 19, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Is genuine spirituality fact or feeling...neither or both? Is spirutal growth determined by external factors or internal transformation? Is it possible for us to gauge thelevel of our spiritual growth in tangible and practicle ways? Hear Peter's definitive instruction."
Date: February 19, 2002
Creator: McGalliard, Les
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Psalms: The Book of All Saints - I Hope in God

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "When we read the poetry of Israel it is like looking into a mirror. We see that living under the rule of God sets us apart from those who oppose God, and yet our righteousness pales when we encounter God of perfect righteousness. We draw back in fear, but cry out in hope - and our hope is not misplaced. Crying to God is not an encounter with the dull ears of night; it is an experience of being heard, forgiven and lifted from the depths."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Robarts, Charme
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

When God Seems Absent - The Sovereignty of God

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Is God really with us in any way that matters when we can't see any miracles in life? Is God with us in times of tragedy? Since miracles have always been rather rare, even in biblical times, how does God act in our world when axe heads don't float, the blind stay blind, and the lame still need wheelchairs? By looking at the lives of Ruth and Esther we will see God's sovereignty working behind the scenes from the peasant's shack to the palace suite and find parallels in contemporary life."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Bouchelle, Dan
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Led by the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in the Church and Classroom - Head and Heart Spirituality

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, February 19, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Christian spiritual formation is the process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others. God utilizes Scripture, people, personal experiences, contexts, literature, spiritual disciplines, theological reflections and praxis to transform believers into Christ-likeness. Come and find a balanced path to life in the Spirit."
Date: February 19, 2002
Creator: Tippens, Darryl & Wray, David
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

On Being Out of Your Mind - Called Out of Your Mind

Description: Lecture given Monday, February 18, 2002, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Often, people who accomplish amazing feats, engage in death-defying acts, or daily live unusual lives are said to be out of their minds. Yet some are idolized, some institutionalized, and other ostracized. Is it OK to live "out of your mind?""
Date: February 18, 2002
Creator: Wyche, Freeman
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Youth Worker University - Basic Tools for Youth Ministry Tool Box

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The class is for volunteer and part-time youth workers looking to put some spark back into their youth ministry. Topics include creative Bible teaching, games, retreats and simulation experiences. Many ideas and resources will be shared."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Meyer, Scott
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Mission to the City - God's Mission to Us

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "God is faithful to answer the challenges of the city. As more and more people begin to move into the urban centers of the world, the church must proclaim the ancient message of the gospel through new, contextualized means. This class chronicles the expeirence of the PUMP Church of Christ, a new church planted in the heart of Portland, Oregon, in 2000."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Graul, Ike & Tucker, Lanny
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Inside Out: Becoming a Missional Church - Redefining Leadership and Structure

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Across North America, people in our communities are on a spiritual quest. Most of these people, however, will not end their search with us...unless we change. In this class, discover some ways to make those changes without compromising our faith."
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Rheenen, Gailyn Van & Love, Mark
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Psalms: The Book of All Saints - I am Righteous

Description: Lecture given Monday, February 18, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "When we read the poetry of Israel it is like looking into a mirror. We see that living under the rule of God sets us apart from those who oppose God, and yet our righteousness pales when we encounter God of perfect righteousness. We draw back in fear, but cry out in hope - and our hope is not misplaced. Crying to God is not an encounter with the dull ears of night; it is an experience of being heard, forgiven and lifted from the depths."
Date: February 18, 2002
Creator: Robarts, Charme
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Living and Active: The Ancient Book for Postmodern Times - Reclaimed by the (W)hole of Scripture

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, February 19, 2002, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Renewal in the past has been unleashed by the rediscovery of the Word of God. The answer for the church in postmodern times is a recovery of the voice of God communicated in Scripture."
Date: February 19, 2002
Creator: Cukrowski, Ken; Hamilton, Mark & Thompson, James
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Confessions of a Church of Christ Monk - Monk Without a Monastery

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Do you ever find in the frantic pace of life and its hectic demands that there is little time to simply be with God? Is it possible to have one's life guided by God's presence rather than the demands all around us? Come discover the way of "desert spirituality.""
Date: February 20, 2002
Creator: Harris, Randy
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Reflecting God's Holiness - A Week of Repentance and Renewal

Description: Lecture given Monday, February 18, 2002, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Spirituality is more than a private affair; God lives with a people who share a common spiritual life. come to this "how-to" class on how a congregation can conduct a concentrated week of spiritual renewal."
Date: February 18, 2002
Creator: Allen, Kent
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library