On Friday, February 8th, 2008 Sheila, Sonja, Karen and I had the honor of speaking to Paul Goodyear, World War II veteran and survivor on the USS Oklahoma/Pearl Harbor attack on December 7th, 1941. This was a wonderful conversation with an amazing man. All-in-all, I think this went very well for our first shot at this. I did have some crazy echoing at the end of the conversation which made things difficult. I'm glad we were all able to include some students in the conversation as well. In addition to students and teachers participating in New Hampshire and Wisconsin, we were also joined by some folks in southeast Michigan and Washington DC.
The four of us collaborated used a wiki resource to cull information and prepare for the talk. Please visit the wiki for links and background on Paul's story.
Also, Paul is very accessible and is willing to share his story live with you and your group. Contact one of us directly for Paul's contact information.
Additional Show Links:
Paul Goodyear Collection at the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project