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Nathan Halpern, Jr. Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Norfolk, Virginia, Hawaii

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-08-23

Duration: 00:32:20

Subjects: Halpern, Nathan, Jr. | World War II | Veterans | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | United States. Army | Military


  • Halpern, Nathan, Jr. Interviewee
  • Lefebvre, Marian Interviewer


An oral history interview conducted on August 23, 2007, with Nathan Halpern, Jr., a clerk and secretary for the Army during World War II. He discusses: his first job as a clerk to a First Sergeant; his promotion as a Secretary to a Colonel with the Eastern Defense Command; his attempt at becoming an officer; his transfer to Schofield Barracks in Hawaii; attending college through the G.I. Bill; joining the Air Force Reserves; and his attempts at becoming a songwriter. Halpern also recites the lyrics for a war-related song he wrote called “After that Last Reveille.”