StoryCorps Huntingdon: Roy Nagle Talks with his Father, Herman

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WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In March, we stopped in Huntingdon. Herman Nagle talks with his son Roy Nagle. They talk about Herman’s experience growing up in Altoona during World War II.


Herman R. Nagle
Altoona, PA
May 21, 2012

Thank you very much for using excerpts on your live NPR broadcast today from my son and I.  The headline should read:  “Roy Nagle talks with his Dad, Herman.”

Herman Nagle
Altoona, PA.

Sally H
Pennsauken, NJ
May 22, 2012

I heard the WPSU broadcast of Herman & Roy Nagle this morning.  My aunt lived in Altoona on 5th Ave. between 1st & 2nd Sts.  We visited each summer & stayed with her & her family.  One of the reasons I loved it there were the trains.  I recall standing on a bridge (? 12th St. Bridge) & watching the trains for hours.  I have always loved trains.  Thanks for this program & thanks to Mr. Nagle.

Lou Nagle
Altoona, Pa.
May 24, 2012

Herman, i remember going over the Aunts for a visit. My sister Ellen and i played on the steps leading upstairs. We were scared to death to go more than 6 steps up because it was so dark up there. Thanks for bringing back fond memories. Some day, I hope to meet Roy.

Steve Fogel
Bakersfield CA
Aug 17, 2012

Wow!  Great discussion, I’d like to hear more of Uncle Herman’s stories, thanks guys!

Steve Fogel
Bakersfield CA
Aug 17, 2012

Great stories, I could sit and listen to Uncle Herman’s stories all day!  Where can we hear more?

Judi Seltzer
Mar 13, 2013

Herman,  That was so nice!  Thank you for sharing.  I remember the wall cleaner.  I used to think it was fun to clean the walls.

DeDe O'Connor
Vista, CA
Mar 13, 2013

Stories bring back many fond memories of growing up in Altoona.  Thanks to the Hermans for telling about their lives.

Phil Campbell, Al
Mar 22, 2013

Im Roy A. Nagle in Alabama

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