Sunday, June 15, 2008

Good Memories about the Civilian Conservation Corps ...

Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff, takes a ride down memory lane to 'different' times: Hard work, but glad to have it by Larry Hendricks.
Fraijo said his two-year stint was up in 1940, and after an 18-month stretch working at a copper smelter, he was drafted into the U.S. Navy -- still underage. While in the Navy, he asked his captain if he would help make him a U.S. citizen. The captain put in the paperwork, and when his service was up, Fraijo was a U.S. citizen.

By 1942, because the war had begun and everybody was working, Congress stopped funding the CCC and it ceased.

He recalled the camaraderie. The men got along, joked and never fought.

"Everybody was happy to be working," Fraijo said.
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