1. After serving in World War II as a medic Charley Peterson, 91 years old, had to get over his hatred of Germans that was preventing him from completing his studies at Purdue University - School of Pharmacy and advancing to graduate school.

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  2. I spoke with Waldo at his home in West Philadelphia. In his second story Waldo talks about being detailed from Engine 11 to Engine 5 when it was located at 37th & Ludlow Street.

    From 1919 - 1952 Engine 11 and Fireboat 1 were manned by African-American fireman only. Waldo is one of five surviving retirees who worked at Engine 11 before the Philadelphia Fire Department was desegregated in 1952.

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  3. I spoke with Waldo in his home in West Philadelphia. In his first story Walter talks about visiting Engine 11 as a child and beginning training as a fireman in Philadelphia on December 1, 1950. The Philadelphia Fire Department was segregated from 1919 - 1952. African-American firemen were assigned to Engine 11 on South Street. Waldo is one of five surviving firefighters who worked at Engine 11 before it was desegregated in 1952.

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  4. I spoke with Marvin Dunbar, aka Butterball, at my home. Marvin talks about how he got his nickname and growing up in North Philadelphia. He goes on to describe how he obtained the funds to start his first musical group that was modeled after James Brown.

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  5. I spoke with Worm at his home. He tells us the story of how he got his nickname. He describes his first job as a kid and what he did with his first pay.

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