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Warren Wise: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Wise, Warren
Interviewer(s):
Arbona, Javier
Title:
Warren Wise: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Born in San Francisco, Warren Wise grew up in Pittsburgh, California. Being dyslexic, he struggled in school and taught himself to read. He joined the Coast Guard during the Korean War and used the GI Bill to earn a Master’s in Industrial Education and Teaching at San Jose State University. In this interview, he remembers the Port Chicago Disaster, specifically his and his parents’ involvement in treating the casualties and the nature of the injuries. He also discusses at length his struggles with dyslexia.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2010
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Wise, Warren. "Warren Wise: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Javier Arbona in 2010. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.