Skyelar Devaney and Tucker Kerkhove had a wonderful time interviewing Richard Wahlstrom. "We learned many things about what it was like overseas during the war. We also learned what he did to help our nation in a time of great crisis. We greatly appreciate him taking time out of his day to come talk to us." said the boys.
This is Fern Alison being interviewed by Marte Brynjulfsen and Erin Wessler. "She grew up during World War II. She was twelve when the war ended, and told us her stories about her childhood. She lived a farm and with nine siblings. One of her brothers died overseas and another came home from the war. She was the second youngest in her family. Her dad was too old to participate in the war, so he stayed home working at the farm. Her mom also stayed home with Fern and her siblings. They moved to town when the farm became too much for them." said the girls.
Dewey Fallang (Nick Skyberg's great-grandfather) came to talk to our class about his job during the war. He talked about how he worked in the engine room of a LST (Landing Ship, Tank). The LST had U-boats on it which they loaded up with soldiers and then dropped them off at shore. He drove the U-boats as well. "Dewey was quite a character and everyone really enjoyed listening to the stories he told us. He gave us insight on what he did during the war, and after the war." said Karee Wicks.