World War II Recollections

A turning point in American and global society, the impacts of World War II are still seen today.  Throughout the Jefferson County Public Library's Oral History Project, local residents have described what their lives were like during the war, whether they served in the armed forces or were at home supporting the war efforts.  This exhibit is a collection of those memories. 

Leroy O. Wisenberg, Jr. - Experiences at the Colorado State Home for Dependent and Neglected Children, and life during the Depression and World War II.

Scat Scatterday - World War II experiences and life in Lakewood Politics.

Barbara Reiter - Family arrival in Colorado, mother's work for the Army during World War II, and own work in Jefferson County Public Schools.

Edward J. Tipper - Memories of World War II and D-Day, as part of the "Band of Brothers" E Company 101st Airborne Division.

George Robinson - Family history and World War II experiences. 

Art Rittenhouse - Area of Colfax and Wadsworth during 1930's-1950's, and memories of military service in World War II.

Armand Sedgeley -Service in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and seeing Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in a USO Show.

Marvin Jack King - Service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and meeting Bob Hope at a USO Show.

Ken Lloyd - Life in Colorado and his military service.


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