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Natick Veterans Stories

Homefront Interviews

Virignia McGowan

Virginia “Ginny” Kirby Sullivan McGowan is the daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother of veterans. Raised in Newton, she worked at the R... more >>

Mary Ida Murphy

Mary Ida Murphy was born on Prince Edward Island in Canada in 1914. Her family ran a large farm about 100 miles from Charlottetown. Among her ea... more >>

Faith W. Peak

When Faith Peak was a high school student, she listened to Lowell Thomas on the radio talking about the war and Germany's invasion of Poland. As... more >>

George Perrone

George Perrone is a first-generation Italian-American. His parents came from the community of Matera in southern Italy. As he grew into adulthoo... more >>

Beatrice Bennett Ricks

U.S. Air Force 1939–1945

Interview discussing Ms. Ricks' service as a nurse in the U.S. Air Force at various U.S. posts during World War II.... more >>

Mary Frances Roelke

U.S. Navy 1939–1945

Interview discussing Ms. Roelke's service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, focusing on her role in public relations, radio operation and re... more >>

Sadie Stepner

Sadie Stepner was born in Boston in 1914; her father operated the stables in Franklin Park. She remembered James Michael Curley, as well as life... more >>

Shirley S. Woods

Shirley Woods graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Sociology in 1943, and went to work as a project engineer at Remington Arms in ... more >>

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