In addition to the hundreds of items included in the 2022 Festival Military Exhibit, Commander Eddie Brierly (Simon Kenton VFW Post Commander) and Marion Sidwell (American Legion Post Commander) were present during the event to answer questions about their military service. The WWII videos posted below were transferred from VHS and audio cassettes produced in 2001 by Ripley Heritage, Inc. and the Ripley Museum with funding from the Ohio Humanities Council.
Interview with Eddie Brierly and Marion Sidwell
WWII Veteran Interview with William Bick, Jr.
WWII Veteran Interview with Nathan Poff
Ripley-Union Township WWII Veterans
The following videos were produced from content transferred from audio cassettes created in 2001. A headset is recommended as some of the audio has degraded over time. You may need to adjust the volume occasionally for the best listening experience.
Charles Frederick “Freddie” Anderson
William Bick, Jr. – Daily life in WWII Army Air Force
Ronald E. Paul