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William Terrell was born in 1943, in Kilgore, Texas, and is a third generation oilfield worker. His father worked as a motorman for Gulf Oil and moved the family around southern Louisiana when Mr. Terrell...
Jim Miller was born in 1937 in Iowa and grew up in Missouri. The two degrees he earned in geology at the University of Missouri were broken up by a summer working for the California Company in Colorado...
Vijay Bhuchar moved to Houston from New Orleans and Delhi in 1975. She enjoyed a multi-sites childhood since her father worked as an accountant for UN-WHO. After studying English at Delhi University, Bhuchar...
McBride, Frank Edgar
Mr. Frank E. McBride was interviewed on June 16, 2006 in Room #524, Agnes Arnold Hall, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. Mr. McBride was one of the first television cameramen that viewed the devastation...
Mattox, Dr. Kenneth
Dr. Mattox was interviewed in his office at Ben Taub General Hospital on July 20, 2006. This interview sheds light on the sophisticated network of disaster and trauma that exists among first responder...
Jim Florstedt was born in 1944 and his father was in the State Department; the family moved frequently, never staying in a location for more than four years. He received a bachelor's degree from Eastern...
John Shaw is from Stanton, Illinois. He graduated from University of Illinois in 1949 and had a series of jobs in different parts of the country before moving to Louisiana in early 70s. He worked with...
Jerry O'Brien was a petroleum geologist who spent his whole career with Shell Oil Company. Joined the company in 1953. Worked in the marine exploration group during the 1950s. Transferred to Midland, TX...
Mr. Harry Hasenpflug grew up in St. Louis and studied geophysics at St. Louis University, graduating in 1954. He joined Shell Oil out of college and worked in various technical positions in research (seismic...
Truxell, Robert "Bob"
Bob Truxell was born in 1924 in Illinois but moved to Nebraska when he was 6. He joined the Navy after high school, and then earned a Master's in Geology at the University of Nebraska. He was hired by...
Mr. Henry Harrison was born in Arkansas in 1928. In 1936, because of the Depression, his father was forced to abandon his work on his family's plantation in favor of work in the oilfield. His father was...
Dozier, J. David
Mr. J. David Dozier is the Director, Congregational Liaison Disaster Preparedness, Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, 3217 Montrose Blvd., Houston, Texas 77006. During the rescue efforts of victims...
One of three boys, Mr. Bill Estevens was born in New Orleans in 1948. His father was a salesman from Avondale, Louisiana and his mother was from Thibodaux, Louisiana. He spent his childhood and youth moving...
Keene, William Patrick
Patrick Keene was recommended to me by a lifelong Pascagoula resident as someone who would be particularly knowledgeable about the history of shipbuilding in Pascagoula. We met at his house on Beach Blvd....
One of three boys, Ed Collins was born in 1924 in Laurel, Mississippi. His father owned a plumbing business. While in high school he roughnecked a bit on a drilling rig and worked as a rod man on a survey...
Danos, Jim and Danos, Todd
Jim Danos grew up on a farm in southeast Louisiana on Bayou Lafourche. He got involved in the tug boat industry through his father. Danos made his career hauling barges for the oil industry through the...
Mr. Leland Culligan is from Birmingham, Alabama; his father was the vice-president of a coal company. He received his bachelor's degree in geology from Birmingham Southern College. After serving in the...
Born in 1929 in Weslaco, Texas, Mr. Kenneth Kaigler went into the military service after he graduated high school in 1946. He then went to Texas A&M University, where he graduated with a degree in petroleum...
De Vries, Douwe
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