Storyteller: McKee, Calvin and McKee, Nancy

Interviewer: Bertalot, Lorretta

Date: 11/30/2018

Language: English

Initiative: Tulsans Talk

Description: Calvin McKee and Nancy McKee were born during the Depression and raised in Tulsa. They tell of hard working parents and a community that helped each other. Their mother sat in her chair in their home as a truck moved the home to a new location to make way for I-244. Calvin was a paratrooper in WW II and joined the Strategic Services (a forerunner of the CIA) and served again in the Korean War in the Special Forces. He was in the Military Intelligence in the Army Reserves. Calvin has received the Congressional Gold Medal and the French Legion of Honor for his service. He is a petroleum engineer and worked much of his life overseas as head of Development and Research. He retired as President of Warren Petroleum. Nancy went into Foreign Service in 1963, working in U.S. Embassies around the world as a staff secretary. .

Subjects: Childhood and Parents, Community, Forced movement of their home, CIA, Congressional Gold Medal, Working in Foreign Embassies, TU, Broom factory, WW II rations, Depression

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