The Stoneham Theatre opened its tenth season in September with Studs Terkel’s The Good War : A Musical Collage of World War II. Journalist Studs Terkel was known for his oral histories that reflected the American experience in all of its variety. As they prepared for their production of The Good War, the Stoneham Theatre reached out to local veterans and recorded some of their memories. These short films are on the Stoneham Theatre’s YouTube Channel, and are a lasting record of a few members of the Greatest Generation telling their own stories.
Here’s 1941 Stoneham High School graduate Ethel LaSalle, who served in the Women’s Army Corps: