Series: Oral Histories

Military History

Agnes Creagh

Narrator: Agnes CreaghOccupation:Interviewer: Betsy Reid Topics: Ridgefield history early 20th centuryBiographical Note:Born: April 9, 1914Died: November 2007 Agnes’ parents, William Creagh and Mary Brady Creagh were Irishimmigrants who arrived in

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Military History

Joseph Belsky

Narrator: Joseph BelskyDate Recorded: 08/15/07Interviewed by: Betsy ReidTopics: JapanBibliographical Note:Dr. Joseph Belsky moved to Ridgefield in 1961 and started his medical practice on Catoonah Street. He was active in town

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Military History

Charles Baldwin

Chuck was interested in aviation since he was a young boy. When he joined the Navy he first learned to fly at a civilian flight school. After more flight training

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Military History

Gino Baldaserini

Narrator: Gino BaldaseriniOccupation:Interview:Topics:Bibliographical Note: 01/17/06Gino, a Ridgefield native was a truck driver for the Red Ball Express in Europe during WWII. These drivers were responsible for supplying the U.S. Army

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Military History

Walter Boyce

In this clip, Walter talks about how music was provided for the silent movies in town hall and the daily route his mother took to get to the Danbury Music school.

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Military History

Paul Baker

Narrator: Paul BakerOccupation:Interview:Topics:Bibliographical Note: Paul Baker 11/04/09 Paul was born in 1929 and attended the Bennett’s Farm schoolhouse with his two brothers and his sister. His father was the dairyman

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Military History

Joseph Arena

Narrator: Joseph ArenaOccupation:Interviewer: Betsy ReidTopics: WWII – EuropeBiographical Notes: Born: May 3,1925Died: February 7, 2007 Joe Arena was the son of Italian immigrants. He was born in Stamford, CT, graduated

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Military History

Antkiw Stephen

Narrator: Stephen AntkiwOccupation:Interview:Topics:Bibliographical Note: Stephen entered the Navy in 1943, completed officer’s training school and was assigned to an LSM, landing ship medium, a flat bottomed boat that carried tanks

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