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Larry F. Kirby

U.S. Marine Corps 1942–1945

Larry Kirby enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942, shortly after he graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Brookline. Trained as a reconna... more >>

Richard Doran "Dick"

U.S. Navy 1941–1945, 1951–1953

Richard Doran decided to volunteer for the Navy in his senior year of high school and after four weeks of basic training in Bainbridge, Md., was... more >>

Grace E. Kimball

U.S. Navy 1939–1945

Interview discussing Ms. Kimball's service in the U.S. Navy's WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) program during World War II... more >>

Richard Brenneman

U.S. Navy 1943–1946

When Richard Brenneman graduated from Natick High School in 1943, he volunteered to serve in the Navy. After basic and gunnery mate’s school, he... more >>

Mary Ellen Crawford Ames

Red Cross 1941–1945

After graduating from Wellesley College in 1940, Mary Ellen Crawford Ames, like many of her classmates, wanted to follow their college president... more >>

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