Korean War Interviews

James V. Arena

U.S. Marine Corps 1950–1954

In peacetime 1950, James Arena decided to enlist in the Navy with a friend and, although the friend was a no-show, Jim continued to Boston where... more >>

Joe Bonavire

U.S. Navy 1942–1952

Joe Bonavire joined the U.S. Navy in early 1942. His 10-year service included three years on board the USS Chicopee, where he served as a gunner... more >>

Donald F. Calhoun

U.S. Air Force 1950–1953

Interview discussing Mr. Calhoun's service in the Korean War. Recorded at the Morse Institute Library in Natick, Mass., in October 1998.... more >>

Maurice Chapnik

U.S. Army 1953–1955

Nazis invaded Maurice Chapnik's home town of Mons, Belgium, when he was 7. Surviving under Nazi occupation, his family hid that they were Jewish... more >>

Donald Chase

U.S. Army 1940–1953

Interview discussing Mr. Chase's service during World War II and the Korean War.... more >>

J. William Connolly

U.S. Navy 1941–1955

Interview discussing Mr. Connolly's service in the U.S. Navy as a radio operator during World War II and the Korean War.... more >>

John A. Crisafulli

U.S. Marine Corps 1950–1953

Interview discussing Mr. Crisafulli's service in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.... more >>

Albert C. DelMonte "Al"

U.S. Army 1955–1956

Born in the Thompsonville section of Newton, Albert “Al” DelMonte grew up during World War II; he remembered food rationing, blackouts and “gasl... 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 >>

Michael P. Forte

U.S. Navy 1945–1947
U.S. Air Force 1951–1981

Michael Forte entered the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II, and found himself in the new field of electronics. While serving with the Navy, ... more >>

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