Ohio volunteer collects memories from dwindling WWII vets

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeastern Ohio woman from a big military family is taking videos of World War II veterans’ recollections as part of a national project to capture veterans’ memories of war.

Suzanne Nichols tells the Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/2hqn0s4 ) it’s important for people to see not just big-picture history but smaller stories about how war affects the people involved.

Two years ago, the Akron woman started recording stories and gathering documents and photos for the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project.

She’s had seven subjects so far. The most recent was 93-year-old former Navy man Clyde Dye, of Akron, whose crisp memory and gift of gab made him a good fit for the project.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com