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Oral History Interview with Kenneth Mayo, April 29, 2002

Description: Interview with Kenneth Mayo, a supply manager in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He answers questions about his military service and his experiences abroad.
Date: April 29, 2002
Creator: Mayo, Aimee & Mayo, Kenneth
Partner: Lee College

[Speech by Wanda Orton to the Bay Area Heritage Society]

Description: Speech made by Wanda Orton to the Bay Area Heritage Society discussing Texas heroes that had lived in the Baytown area dating back to the time before the Texas Revolution, such as David G. Burnet, Sam Houston, etc.
Date: April 29, 1980
Creator: Orton, Wanda
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Gary Anderson, April 29, 2002

Description: Interview with Gary Anderson, a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard from Wausau, Wisconsin. It includes a list of questions about Anderson's time as a medic in the late 1970s in Baltimore and Houston, where he was part of the 389th Transportation Battalion, as well as his opinions on Desert Storm and September 11th.
Date: April 29, 2002
Creator: Contreras, Francisco & Anderson, Gary
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with J. Bryan Stratton, August 29, 1979

Description: Interview with J. Bryan Stratton, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the consolidation of the tri-cities into the incorporated city of Baytown, the depression, the beginning of life insurance business, his service in World War II as a staff member of General Omar Bradley's Headquarters Unit, the Charter Commission, and the adoption of the City Charter.
Date: August 29, 1979
Creator: Swofford, Sarah & Stratton, J. Bryan
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with C. M. Dickerson, June 29, 1976

Description: Interview with C. M. Dickerson, a resident of Baytown, Texas since approximately 1920. Topics include the petroleum industry and trade in Baytown, TX.
Date: June 29, 1976
Creator: Webber, Betsy & Dickerson, C. M.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Gene Buehring, April 29, 2001

Description: Interview with Gene Buehring, a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Vietnam and was wounded in action. Buehring describes what every day life was like in the service and his experiences upon returning home. He also talks about meeting Bob Hope and the two times he was injured on duty.
Date: April 29, 2001
Creator: Reitmeier, Sara & Buehring, Gene
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Jack Kleiss, September 29, 2000

Description: Interview with Jack Kleiss, a pilot during World War II. He discusses training for carrier landings on USS Enterprise; the arrival of VMF-211 aboard Enterprise and their delivery to Wake Island; and the attack on Pealr Harbor on 7 December 1941. Kleiss was in a dive bomber and attacked Japanese carriers at the Battle of Midway, where he earned the Navy Cross.
Date: September 29, 2000
Creator: Nichols, Chuck & Kleiss, Jack
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Hazael R. Olivares, March 29, 2003

Description: Interview with Hazael R. Olivares, a serviceman in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Olivares dropped out of high school and decided to join the U. S. Navy after hearing about the attack on Pearl Harbor. He took his 16-week basic training course at Great Lakes in Illinois where he learned how to fire various guns and recognize aircraft. After basic training, he was assigned to Algiers, Louisiana where he learned how to weld. Aboard the USS Bordelon (DD-881), he served as a Ship Fitter in the damage control department. After WWII, he remained in the reserves and was called up for duty in Korea. He served aboard the USS Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86). After Korea, he worked as a civilian for the Army Corps of Engineers as an oiler on a dredge. He then served in the Merchant Marines, hauling refined petroleum products from South America to North America. He also discusses going to French Indochina (Vietnam) and traveling up the Saigon River in a merchant vessel.
Date: March 29, 2003
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Olivares, Hazael R.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Lloyd C. Fons, October 29, 2008

Description: Interview with Lloyd C. Fons, an officer in the U. S. Navy during World War II. After completing midshipman's school and earning a commission, Fons served aboard patrol torpedo (PT) boats in the Philippines. He served in Squadron 17 aboard three different boats - 229, 230 and 231. He eventually became the commanding officer of PT 229 in July, 1945. His primary assignment seemed to be delivering guerrillas to various locations in Mindoro and Luzon. After the war, Fons was transferred to Hong Kong where he was commanding officer aboard a yard patrol boat, YP 641, for 11 months. Here, his primary duty seemed to be delivering frozen and refrigerated food to other ships.
Date: October 29, 2008
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Fons, Lloyd C.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Valentin R. Ybarra, April 29, 2004

Description: Interview with Valentin R. Ybarra regarding his experiences during World War II. He discusses his wartime experiences in Peleliu and Okinawa as well as occupation duty in Japan and China. He also had an assignment in Spain. He remembers the Cuban Missile Crisis, the revolt in the Dominican Republic, and his service in Vietnam.
Date: April 29, 2004
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Ybarra, Valentin R.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Jesse F. Stovall, Jr., April 29, 2002

Description: Interview with Jesse F. Stovall, Jr., a soldier in the US Marine Corps during WWII. He answers questions about his time in the Marines and his experiences overseas.
Date: April 29, 2002
Creator: Contreras, Francisco & Stovall, Jesse F., Jr.
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Matthew Cisneros, April 29, 2002

Description: Interview with Matthew Cisneros, a Radio Operator in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He answers questions about his experience in the military and describes day-to-day life.
Date: March 29, 2003
Creator: Garcia, Melinda & Cisneros, Matthew
Partner: Lee College

Oral History Interview with Sam H. Snoddy, April 29, 2004

Description: Interview with Sam H. Snoddy, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He served in the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. After training, he participated in the initial landing at Saipan where he was wounded in the knees and shoulder on the beach by shell fragments. He was loaded onto a hospital ship with several other casualties before going to Hawaii to recuperate. He participated in the Okinawa campaign and spent time at Nagasaki on occupation duty. After being discharged, he went to college on the G. I. Bill, and eventually settled in Texas, where he worked in the oil industry.
Date: April 29, 2004
Creator: Smith, Ned & Snoddy, Sam H.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation