Retiree interviews more than 800 WWII...

Retiree interviews more than 800 WWII vets

There are 1 comment on the The Wichita Eagle story from Dec 26, 2007, titled Retiree interviews more than 800 WWII vets. In it, The Wichita Eagle reports that:

“I wouldn't be surprised if he has done more than anyone”

It's quite possible that Gary Swanson has interviewed more World War II veterans than anyone in the world.

But it's certain that the Leawood man is after quality, not quantity, when he collects war stories for the Library of Congress.

An interview is good, he says, when a veteran -- most are in their 80s -- reveals something he's never disclosed to anyone.

That happens a lot these days, Swanson says.

Swanson is nearly a stranger when he arrives on a veteran's doorstep, but he quickly becomes a confidant. Read more

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Renae Spears

Coffeyville, KS

#1 Jan 5, 2008
We need an address for Gary Swanson from Leawood, Mo. We would like to share information about an individual who fought in Pearl Harbor.

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