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Ricketts, Maurice L. 1922-

RICKETTS, Maurice L. 1922-

PERSONAL: Born October, 1922, in Hudson, WY; son of Pierce (a coal miner and blacksmith) and Leora (Carrol) Ricketts; married Olivia DaSilvia, August, 1947; children: Loretta, Sharon, Julie. Politics: Independent. Religion: "All types are OK." Hobbies and other interests: Ham radio, writing, gardening.

ADDRESSES: Home and offıce—Veterans Memorial Building, N6GOW, Room 21, 846 Front St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

CAREER: Worked as a merchant, mail carrier, baker, and builder. Volunteer worker, helping to deliver food to homeless veterans. Military service: National Guard, Wyoming Horse Cavalry, 1940. U.S. Navy, 1941-47.

MEMBER: Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Tin Can Sailors.


The Way It Was: A World War II Memoir, 1stBooks Library (Bloomington, IN), 2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS: This Is It, a revision of The Way It Was: A World War II Memoir.

SIDELIGHTS: Maurice L. Ricketts told CA: "The primary motivation for writing my memoir was to leave some record. I had some time on my hands as I got older and wanted my grandchildren to know a little about how it was 'back then.' It is hard to get their attention now, but later they will look for it—I guess, I hope."

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