World War II http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Stories Podcast #9 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-podcast-9 <p>A collection of World War II memories from Wyoming.</p><p>Subscribe to the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> podcast<strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"> here.</a></strong></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:49:45 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Cordelia Zars 60789 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Podcast #9 Wyoming Stories: Rough And Tumble Casper, Forming Unlikely Friendships At A POW Camp http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-rough-and-tumble-casper-forming-unlikely-friendships-pow-camp <p>Dick Sedar grew up in Casper, in a working-class neighborhood called “the Sandbar.” His parents emigrated from Croatia in the early 1920’s to seek work in the coal and oil industries. Dick was one of 16 children and tells the story of his childhood in Casper.</p><p></p><p>One of Dick’s Sedar’s brothers, Mike, worked in the Douglas Prisoner of War camp during World War II.&nbsp; Dick remembers his brother’s experience working with the prisoners, and the lasting friendships he made.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:55:38 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 60714 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Rough And Tumble Casper, Forming Unlikely Friendships At A POW Camp Wyoming Stories: Tommie Butler Remembers Life During War Time http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-tommie-butler-remembers-life-during-war-time <p>Tommie Butler was just a kid when World War II began, but he remembers the effect that war-time&nbsp; retrenchment had on his home town of Gillette—times that were both hard and rewarding.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:25:47 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 59962 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Tommie Butler Remembers Life During War Time Wyoming Stories: A Worldly Wyomingite http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-worldly-wyomingite <p>Sixty-two-year Sheridan resident Mary Burgess spent much of her youth in the Philippines where her father was a politician. As she tells her friend Val Burgess, when she was thirteen, she was living at an Episcopal boarding school in Baugio when she, her sister, and two other women decided to take a long walk north.</p><p></p><p>Mary Burgess moved back to the US for college, and eventually joined the WWII effort as a part of the American Red Cross. In this story, she tells her friend Val Burgess about her experience as a woman behind the front lines.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 16:34:46 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 58689 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: A Worldly Wyomingite Wyoming Stories: How A Wyomingite Protected Japanese-Americans From WWII Internment http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-how-wyomingite-protected-japanese-americans-wwii-internment <p>UW Professor of history Phil Roberts tells the story of how Thomas Boylan—the late owner and operator of The Fossil Cabin outside of Medicine Bow—protected the identity of local Japanese Americans from relocation officers during World War II.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 17:44:34 +0000 Adrian Shirk 57943 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: How A Wyomingite Protected Japanese-Americans From WWII Internment WYOMING STORIES: Former Heart Mountain internees remember life at the camp http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-former-heart-mountain-internees-remember-life-camp <p>During World War II, thousands of Japanese Americans were incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, near Cody. Heart Mountain was one of 10 internment camps across the U.S.</p><p>There is now a museum on the site, and each year, the Heart Mountain Foundation hosts a pilgrimage. During this year’s pilgrimage, Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden sat down with several former internees and produced this piece.</p><p><strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/programs/wyoming-stories">Click here</a></strong> to listen to other pieces in our Wyoming Stories series.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:14:11 +0000 Willow Belden 44759 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WYOMING STORIES: Former Heart Mountain internees remember life at the camp Raymond Uno recalls losing his father, rights, while confined at Heart Mountain Relocation Center http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/raymond-uno-recalls-losing-his-father-rights-while-confined-heart-mountain-relocation-center <p>Raymond Uno is a former judge from Salt Lake City. He was one of thousands of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, near Cody, during World War II. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden interviewed Uno and produced this Wyoming Stories piece.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:58:14 +0000 Willow Belden 44746 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Raymond Uno recalls losing his father, rights, while confined at Heart Mountain Relocation Center LaDonna Zall recalls seeing the Heart Mountain Relocation Center from the outside http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ladonna-zall-recalls-seeing-heart-mountain-relocation-center-outside <p>LaDonna Zall is the acting curator for the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation. Her family moved to Powell when she was 10. That was during World War II, when thousands of Japanese Americans were confined at the nearby Heart Mountain Relocation Center. Zall and her parents didn’t know much about what was going on at the camp, but she vividly remembers internees leaving after the war ended. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden interviewed Zall and produced this Wyoming Stories piece.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:50:07 +0000 Willow Belden 44744 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org LaDonna Zall recalls seeing the Heart Mountain Relocation Center from the outside Shigeru Yabu remembers taming a magpie while confined at Heart Mountain http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/shigeru-yabu-remembers-taming-magpie-while-confined-heart-mountain <p>Shigeru Yabu and his family were incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center when he was 10. While there, he strove to make pets out of insects, worms, amphibians, and finally a bird. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden interviewed Yabu and produced this Wyoming Stories piece.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:46:40 +0000 Willow Belden 44743 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Shigeru Yabu remembers taming a magpie while confined at Heart Mountain Sam Mihara describes the experience of being incarcerated at Heart Mountain http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sam-mihara-describes-experience-being-incarcerated-heart-mountain <p>Sam Mihara is a rocket scientist who worked for Boeing and later started his own high-tech consulting firm. He was incarcerated at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center during World War II, and he now travels around the country speaking about that experience. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden interviewed Mihara and produced this Wyoming Stories piece.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:42:20 +0000 Willow Belden 44742 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sam Mihara describes the experience of being incarcerated at Heart Mountain