US Senator Howard Baker, Secretary of State Warren Christopher, actor Jackie Cooper, talk show host Johnny Carson, and Ed Ernst were among the select men who entered military service through the Navy’s prestigious college to commission program called “V-12.” Ed officially entered the Navy in 1943, but after two years of training at Penn State University and midshipman school, WW II had ended before he actually took charge of an LST in the Philippines.

This interview was recorded 14 November 2012 by the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative at Providence Point Retirement Community, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Interviewer: Todd DePastino.

This interview is a production of the Veterans Breakast Club, in partnership with the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative.

VeteranVoicesofPittsburgh.com

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