By Courtney P.
Grade 6, Arizona

Behind the War With Doris Hazenfield

It happened on a Sunday at 8:00 p.m., when a 19 year old girl came home to her family, sat down to listen to the radio, and heard that Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor. The 19 year old I am talking about is now an older woman by the name of Doris Hazenfield. Doris Hazenfield, lived in Decatur, Illinois at the time of the war. She had six brothers four of them were in the army. One of her brothers was killed in Normandy, France. She remembers the army boys being stationed in Illinois. She was engaged to one of the boys, but they did not get married. After a while, she met another man. He was in the Marines, and they got married.

Doris Hazenfield told me that during the war, whenever there was a line, there were usually people passing out supplies. Even if you didnĂt need it you might have a friend that did.

I asked her what was the happiest and saddest time for her was during the war. She told me the saddest part was when her brother died. The happiest time was when the war was finally over, when she was 26 years old.

She concluded the interview by saying two things. One, she described to me by saying, ˘It was like a class project that you work hard on and in the end you feel great when it turns out well.÷ Doris Hazenfield, said that is how the war was. The U.S. is the class and the war is the project, and in the end they won.

The other, she described by saying, ˘It was the best of times and was the worst of times. It was the best because it made the U.S. come together to become stronger. It was the worst because a lot of our men went to fight for our county and never came back. I am very thankful that I had Mrs. Hazenfield open up and share her past with me about how World War Two was for her.

I really enjoyed speaking with Doris Hazenfield. She told me things I didnĂt know and experiences that might have hurt . I am very thankful I had the chance to interview Doris Hazenfield .

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