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Melvin LaVerne Brady, interviewed by Emily Newman, 2015
Name of person(s) interviewed: Melvin LaVerne Brady
Other people present: Charissa Newman (My Step Mom), Sierra Newman (My sister), Melvin’s Wife.
Researcher: Emily Newman
Date of interview: May 30, 2015
Location of interview: Milton-Freewater, Oregon
Special conditions (noise, interruptions, etc.): Other people talking, and him unable to hear me very well.
Length of interview: 13:14
Time and Contents
Melvin answers questions on what war he was involved in and also talks about the fact that he was drafted. Also, he wanted to enlist, but he couldn’t because of his eye.
Talks about where he was when he was drafted, what his first days were like, and also about what his training was like and where he went for his training.
In this part, Melvin talks about what some of his memorable experiences
What awards he received
During this portion, Melvin talks about how he kept contact with his family, what the food was like, and what he did when he was bored.
Service ending, what jobs he had, and whatit was like when his service ended.
Friendships, organizations joined, and about how the military experience changed his thoughts.
11.07- until the end of the video
He talks about reunions that he went to, and how his service changed his life
Mr. Melvin Brady