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‘My very very first memory’: A military child remembers her father

Janie Cravens and her friend Renee Kaplowitz

Last year, StoryCorps partnered with KUT for a series of virtual recordings in their Military Voices Initiative. We’ve been sharing a few of those stories this November. This piece features a conversation between Janie Cravens and her friend Renee Kaplowitz. Janie shares memories of her father, Sergeant First Class Roosevelt Clark, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam.

This piece was produced by Juan Garcia and Michael Lee with interviews recorded at StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our

Mike is the production director at KUT, where he’s been working since his days as an English major at the University of Texas. He produces Arts Eclectic, Get Involved, and the Sonic ID project, and also produces videos and cartoons for When pressed to do so, he’ll write short paragraphs about himself in the third person, but usually prefers not to.
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