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Stories of WWII During a Daddy-Daughter Road Trip

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Byran Snyder was a young American foreign service officer who takes us back to Genoa, Italy 1940. It was the day after Mussolini declared war on England.

Snyder shared this story with his daughter Mary Heers during a road trip. She produced this segment to share with our UPR listeners and her grandchildren as a way for them to learn about their great grandfather and World War II.

This segment is produced in part of the UPR Kitchen Sisters Project thanks to the USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Tanner Talks.

Mary got hooked on oral histories while visiting Ellis Island and hearing the recorded voices of immigrants that had passed through. StoryCorps drew her to UPR. After she retired from teaching at Preston High, she walked into the station and said she wanted to help. Kerry put her to work taking the best 3 minutes out of the 30 minute interviews recorded in Vernal. Passion kicked in. Mary went on to collect more and more stories and return them to the community on UPR's radio waves. Major credits to date: Utah Works, One Small Step, and the award winning documentary Ride the Rails.