was on a mission. I was determined to find someone in my
family who was involved in World War II. Luckily my grandpa
had some memories about this war.
mother took me to his house (she was pretty interested
herself!) and I recorded an interview with him. He was just
a young boy during the war, but he helped collect scrap
metal back home. It was used to build more weaponry. He had
been playing with my great uncle in White Oak Bayou when an
adult told him the Japanese had just bombed Pearl Harbor. At
the time he didn't even know where Pearl Harbor was. The
next day he learned more when the President declared war on
Japan. That had to be scary for him. I figured he would tell
me a couple of boring things about the war.
Little did I know he had a wonderful story
to tell me.
view of war was changed when I heard my grandpa's story.
People might feel WWII was a war we had won or lost... but
we didn't. No matter how you look at it or who's side you
were on, WWII was unnecessary, bloody, and sad.
(496K) to hear my grandpa
describe how he felt when he found out his country was at