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Helen Fleck: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project

Fleck, Helen
Li, Robin
Helen Fleck: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project
Helen Fleck was born in Pennsylvania in 1921. In 1941, before the entry of the U.S. into the Second World War, Fleck took a position as a secretary in the War Department in Washington DC. Through the 1950s and 1960s, Fleck was “an officer’s wife” and spent time volunteering for community services on the many bases in which she lived. Upon her husband’s retirement in 1968, Fleck and her husband moved to the Bay Area and soon took a position as community services coordinator at the OAB. In this interview, Fleck discusses her work in Army Community Services, detailing the difficulties of soldiers returning from Vietnam.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
Oakland Army Base
Oskicat record:
Fleck, Helen. "Helen Fleck: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project." Interview by Robin Li in 2009. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2009.