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Paul Ray Ramirez, Sr. Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Iwo Jima, Japan, Okinawa-jima, Japan

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-08-30

Duration: 00:37:39

Subjects: Ramirez, Paul Ray, Sr. | World War II | Military | Veterans | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean | United States. Navy | Robert F. Keller (Ship)


  • Lefebvre, Marian Interviewer
  • Ramirez, Paul Ray, Sr. Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on August 30, 2007, with Paul Ray Ramirez, Sr., a member of the United States Navy stationed on the USS Robert F. Keller during World War II. He discusses: where his ship sailed; his role as an electrician below deck; anecdotes from life on the ship; reunions with his shipmates; his ship’s role in hunting down submarines, locating mines, and rescuing downed pilots; sailing through a typhoon; and sailing near Iwo Jima and Okinawa.