Edward Anderson discusses his early life before, during, and shortly after World War II. On December 21, 1943 Edward received his draft notice the day after his 18th birthday. Edward married his wife Floris on December 30, 1943 just before departing for military service. He continued to serve in the war until 1946, one year after the war ended. The interview took place on May 27, 2012.

Walter Baker recalls his time as administrative personnel at the Defense Depot Ogden. He describes his memories of the Italian and German prisoners that were held there during World War II, including games of Bocci, Christmas parties, and clothes racks covered in flour and pasta. The interview took place on April 11, 2006.

Cleone Battisti reminisces about meeting her husband, an Italian World War II POW, at the Defense Depot Ogden. The interview took place on February 7, 2006.

Evart Bradley discusses his time in the Navy, his memories of Ogden and 25th Street, and his open mic experience at Wiseguys Comedy Club. The interview took place on July 29, 2013.

Robert Busico discusses his time working at the Defense Depot Ogden with World War II POWs. He describes their talents in baking and craftsmanship, and mentions that several Italian prisoners knew members of his own family in Italy. The interview took place on December 1, 2005.

James Carrell talks about his community involvement with AmeriCorps, Neighborhood Watch, the American Red Cross, and Weber County Search and Rescue. He also discusses his time serving in the Vietnam War, gaining a teaching degree, and his views on education. The interview took place on April 8, 2014.

Otto Coder discusses his time in World War II and his experience in the Bataan Death March. The interview took place on October 1, 1971.

Ralph Crandall relates his experiences with Ogden and 25th Street. He mentions his paper route downtown, the Broom Hotel, locomotives, and his military experience. The interview took place on September 30, 2013.


Ralph discusses his experiences as a Navy pilot during World War II. He served in the Navy from December 24, 1942 to December of 1945 earning the rank of Lieutenant and receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross award for his service. The interview took place on September 17, 2014.

Bud Elliott describes his experiences working with the Italian and German prisoners of war at DDO while he was a junior in high school. He also talks of his thirty-seven years of service in the U.S. Navy. The interview took place on November 28, 2005.