Audio & Video Recording Log
Minute Topics presented in order of discussion on recording
01:23 Early life
03:00 Enlists in the Navy, Truman ends racial segregation, enters radar training
05:00 Accepted for service as a radar man on the USS Santee by Lt. Fergus after rejection by three other ships. Emotional expression of gratitude to the man who changed his life.
09:00 Life aboard the USS Santee
10:50 Combat experience: Guam, Philippines, Saipan, Okinawa
13:00 News of Japanese surrender diverts the invasion fleet
15:00 Evacuating POWs from Formosa
16:00 Learning that he was"... as good as anybody else" through his military experience. Gratitude to Lt. Fergus for the opportunity to serve as a radar man.
18:00 After the War, GI Bill and education: path from electrician, radar man, to physics.
19:00 Civilian career with Brookhaven Laboratory as nuclear physicist
20:00 Photos: Boot Camp, radar men of the USS Santee, shore leave in Los Angeles
22:00 Civilian employment at General Electric Co, marriage and family
23:00 Recruiting for Minorities in Engineering
25:40 The Bohemia Track Club, world wide experience in long distance running, marathons
27:10 Work for the Atomic Energy Commission on theoretical aspects of particle interactions, consulting in France, teaching in Italy.
29:00 Einstein Gravity Probe and its significance to his work.
30:00 The scope of his current theoretical work, sharing ideas with peers
34:00 Advice to today's young African Americans, "Get an education!" Mentoring.
38:00 "You are never too old to learn or help others."
39:55 Interview ends.