Tag Archives: World War II

Interview With Michael Wierman

From the interview with Michael Wierman of Woodinville, WA conducted by phone from the Fort Worden History Center on September 18, 2012 by Eleanor Rigby. Mr. Wierman is a member of the Puget Sound Military Vehicle Collectors Club (PSMVCC), a … Continue reading

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Interview With Ruth Benson Short

From the interview with Ruth Benson Short of Port Townsend conducted by Wendy Los at the Fort Worden History Center on March 3, 2004. Mrs. Short, a longtime Port Townsend resident, served as a Gray Lady volunteer for the Red … Continue reading

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Interview With Russell C. Weber

From the interview with Russell C. Weber of Sequim, WA conducted by Oran De Bois at the Fort Worden History Center on June 1, 2004. Mr. Weber served in the U.S. Army from the time he enlisted in the National … Continue reading

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Interview With Mary E. Hanke

From the interview with Mary Elizabeth Hanke of Redmond, WA conducted by Cynthia Walker at the Fort Worden History Center on June 29,2002. Mrs. Hanke is the daughter of Lt. Col. George Frederick Newman (1911-1975) who was stationed at Fort … Continue reading

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Interview with Carl F. Baswell

From the interview with Colonel Carl F. Baswell of Heber Springs, AR conducted by Tim Caldwell at  the Sheraton Hotel in Seattle on May 28, 2003.  Col. Baswell served for three years at Fort Worden as commander of Company B … Continue reading

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Interview With Marjorie Carpentier

From the interview with Marjorie Carpentier  of Port Townsend conducted by Carter Huth at the Fort Worden History Center on April 15, 2004.  Ms. Carpentier is the daughter of L.P. Vane who served in the Coast Artillery in the early … Continue reading

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Interview With James E. Wells

From the interview with World War II veteran, James E. Wells of Quincy, WA conducted by John Croghan on July 1, 2004 by phone from the Fort Worden History Center.  Mr. Wells was drafted in 1944 and assigned to the … Continue reading

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Interview With James S. Rutherford

From the interview with James S. Rutherford of Los Altos, CA conducted by Patience Rogge by phone from the Fort Worden History Center on May 27, 2004.  Mr. Rutherford’s father, Captain Dorsey J. Rutherford was stationed at Fort Worden in … Continue reading

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Interview With Anthony Tucholski

From the interview with Anthony Tucholski of Toledo, OH conducted by Rick Martinez at the Fort Worden History Center on May 12, 2002.   Mr. Tucholski served in the 248th Coast Artillery from June 1941 to September 1945.  He was stationed … Continue reading

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Interview With Melvin L. Tompkins

From the interview with Melvin L. Tompkins of Apopka, FL conducted by Patience Rogge by phone on January 17, 2008.  Mr. Tompkins served in the U.S. Army during World War II. During his 18 months service at Fort Worden, he … Continue reading

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