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Oral History Interview with Al D'Agostino, April 19, 2012

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Al D’Agostino. D’Agostino joined the Merchant Marine in 1945 and received training in Brooklyn. Upon completion, he was assigned to the SS Monterey where he worked as a butcher. His first trip to the Pacific was transporting European troops, who were unhappy about the looming invasion of Japan. The war ended while the Monterey was in transit, and the soldiers returning home were a much happier bunch. Even more joyful was the… more
Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: D'Agostino, Al
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Al D'Agostino, April 19, 2012

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Al D’Agostino. D’Agostino joined the Merchant Marine in 1945 and received training in Brooklyn. Upon completion, he was assigned to the SS Monterey where he worked as a butcher. His first trip to the Pacific was transporting European troops, who were unhappy about the looming invasion of Japan. The war ended while the Monterey was in transit, and the soldiers returning home were a much happier bunch. Even more joyful was the… more
Date: April 19, 2012
Duration: 41 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: D'Agostino, Al
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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Oral History Interview with Voris C. Riley, November 1, 2005

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Voris C. Riley of Kingland, Texas. He discusses enlisting in the military while living in Abilene, Texas and getting sent to civil service for the Army before being offered to join the Navy. In the Navy he went through basic training in San Diego, California, then to St. Louis Electrical School and finally through firefighting training in Rhode Island. After he completed his training Mr. Riley was assigned to the U.S.S. Lake… more
Date: November 1, 2005
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 12 seconds
Creator: Riley, Voris C.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Voris C. Riley, November 1, 2005

Description: The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with Voris C. Riley of Kingland, Texas. He discusses enlisting in the military while living in Abilene, Texas and getting sent to civil service for the Army before being offered to join the Navy. In the Navy he went through basic training in San Diego, California, then to St. Louis Electrical School and finally through firefighting training in Rhode Island. After he completed his training Mr. Riley was assigned to the U.S.S. Lake… more
Date: November 1, 2005
Creator: Riley, Voris C.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Ruth Simons (Kerr) Ray, December 6, 1996

Description: Interview with Ruth Simons (Kerr) Ray, the great-great granddaughter of James Kerr, from Canyon Lake, Texas. Mrs. Ray discusses her ancestor's life and his history in the Hill Country, as well as the Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony at the Kerr County Courthouse.
Date: October 6, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Ray, Ruth Simons
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Letter from Hiram L. McDade to Mr. Harris L. Kempner, October 2, 1963]

Description: Letter from Hiram L. McDade to Mr. Harris L. Kempner enclosing a research report that might be of interest to Kempner and his son, Harris Leon Kempner, Jr. The report, written by John H. Manley, is a condensation and critical analysis of United States currency since World War II compiling statistical data from the Department of Commerce.
Date: {1963-09,1963-10-02}
Creator: Fiduciary Counsel, Inc.
Partner: Rosenberg Library

Vacations

Description: Pages listing dates and duties for various individuals employed by D. W. Kempner during a 1955 European trip. Also included are itineraries for D. W. Kempner and Jeane B. Kempner along with contact information and addresses for both while traveling. Another page lists the definition of "medical care" according to Section 23 (x) of the 1939 Code.
Date: {1953,1955}
Partner: Rosenberg Library

[Letter from Samuel P. Hayes to Harris Leon Kempner, December 8, 1967]

Description: Letter from Samuel P. Hayes to the Foreign Policy Association discussing some recent circulars Kempner should have received. He also asks him to renew his membership and, potentially, increase his annual contribution. A pamphlet featuring a list of the 50th Anniversary Committee is attached.
Date: December 8, 1967
Creator: Hayes, Samuel P.
Partner: Rosenberg Library
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