William Friday

– Chapel Hill, NC
Navy Ammunition/Weapons Center, Norfolk, VA

A North Carolina native from Dallas in Gaston County, Friday — a wonderful storyteller — gave us a vivid picture of North Carolina and its people in the 1930s and during and after the war. Even though he never left the United States during the war, Friday’s job was both important and dangerous – enabling the military to track how the war was going through analysis of captured enemy weapons. Great insight into the war’s impact on the state and its future leaders as well as lessons learned. We could have listened all day.