In honor of all the men and women who have served our country at home and abroad.
I recently had the privilege of interviewing a 92 year old retired Detroit Firefighter who was also a WWII & Korean War Fighter Pilot and Reservist for 30 years.
As is typical with several WWII vets, he has not often talked to his family about his military service. The precious memories he shared with us the day he was interviewed have been edited and compiled into a audio presentation for his family. We have plans of pairing this with family photos in the future. It is my hope that these interviews will become a cherished part of this family’s history, and a fitting legacy to the wonderful man that Bill OBrien is.
What is presented here is a small compilation of the entire interview. I hope you enjoy it, and that it inspires you to speak to your parents & grandparents about their life and write down or record their stories for your future generations.
In the days before streaming movies, internet and sports on demand channels, Detroit Firefighters found some very creative ways to entertain themselves and fill the time between runs. Here’s an audio story that highlights a bit of that creative spirit.