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James Russell: The Telephone Company

James Russell describes his first major promotion in the telephone business.

From  Adina Langer on March 30th, 2021 3 plays 0  

James Russell: The Coal Mine

James Russell recalls the factors leading to his decision to quit coal mining.

From  Adina Langer on March 30th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Reuben Griffin: Troop Train

Reuben Griffin describes the difficulty of keeping up with enlisted men after his return to the United States.

From  Adina Langer on March 30th, 2021 3 plays 0  

Reuben Griffin: "Hey boy, when'd you get home?"

Reuben Griffin recalls how he got a job with an insurance company, making $50 a week, the day after he returned home from war (LANGUAGE ADVISORY).

From  Adina Langer on March 30th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Jessie Moss: Settling in Mobile

Jessie Moss describes how in 1949, she and her husband decided to return to Mobile, Alabama, where they had lived on a military base in the last year of the war.

From  Adina Langer on March 18th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Jessie Moss: Buying a House

Jessie Moss explains how she paid for her first home after World War II.

From  Adina Langer on March 18th, 2021 2 plays 0  

Edna Hicks: Military Spouse

Edna Hicks lists the military bases she lived on after her marriage to American pilot Jerry Davis.

From  Adina Langer on March 18th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Alan Hall: Pinkerton Security

Alan Hall recounts some of the jobs he completed for the Pinkerton Detective Agency after the war.

From  Adina Langer on February 16th, 2021 2 plays 0  

Alan Hall: "I'm no hero."

Alan Hall describes the difficulty returning home to congratulations from family and friends after the war.

From  Adina Langer on February 16th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Edith Bond: Postwar Life

Edith Bond describes her experiences in the first years after the war, when she used the G.I. Bill to further her education and start a career in social work.

From  Adina Langer on February 12th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Clay Manley: Georgia Power

Clay Manley recalls how his father, James, lost his job in the construction industry after the war and took an entry-level position at Georgia Power.

From  Adina Langer on February 12th, 2021 0 plays 0  

William Wallace, Jr.: $4,000 in Backpay

William Wallace, Jr. describes how his father received his regular military salary for time spent as a prisoner of war in a lump sum in 1945.

From  Adina Langer on February 12th, 2021 0 plays 0  

William Wallace, Jr.: No Japanese Cars

William Wallace, Jr. describes his father's one "protest" against Japanese in the years after World War II.

From  Adina Langer on February 12th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Michael Cox: "Where they were reared"

Michael Cox remembers his uncles, Georga Mack Hamlett and Alvie Lowell Hamlett, who lived in Molena, Georgia, after serving in World War II.

From  Adina Langer on February 12th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Joanna Kimling Stubbs: Moving to Georgia

Joanna Kimling Stubbs describes how her father's engineering job at Lockheed brought her family to Georgia.

From  Adina Langer on February 12th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Geraldine Anthony: "Laying everybody off"

Geraldine Anthony describes how her job at the Bell Bomber plant in Marietta, Georgia, was cut short near the end of World War II.

From  Adina Langer on February 12th, 2021 3 plays 0