Learn From These Influential Oklahomans
Al LangerHolocaust Survivor
Al's foster parent risked their lives to hide him from the Nazis, and the Kindertransport changed the course of his life.
Audrey PullenNavy Nurse Corps
An interesting life that includes living at the base of Mt. Rushmore as her father carved the monument.
Bob & Diane BorlaseUS Navy, US Coast Guard, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office
An everyday American couple who dedicated their lives to serving their country and their community.
Catharine KingsleyWWII Cryptographer
A love of languages took her to D.C. in 1944 to do her part in the WWII effort as a code-breaker for the FBI.
Charles WardWWII Veteran, Architect
While serving as a soldier in WWII, he found the inspiration to become an award-winning architect.
Clifton TaulbertBusinessman & Author
Overcoming obstacles of segregation, he went on to achieve success as an entrepreneur.
Denzil GarrisonState Legislator
After serving the US in WWII and the Korean War, he served Oklahoma in both state houses.
Dr. Clarence G. OliverEducator, Journalist, and Army Officer
Successful journalist, Army officer, and educator -- including 30 years as an administrator for Broken Arrow Public Schools.
Eva UntermanHolocaust Survivor
Her story shows the resourcefulness and determination of a Holocaust survivor.
Frank RiesingerOwner of Riesinger's Jewelry, WWII Vet, Creator of V-J Day Celebration
A master jeweler and craftsman who loved God, country, and family above all.
George KrummeWorld War II Veteran, Partner at Krumme Oil Company
George Krumme, a World War II veteran, Ph.D of Earth Sciences, and partner of the highly-successful Krumme Oil Company shares the story of his incredible life — living during the depression, J. Paul Getty, the Battle of the Bulge — and other fascinating aspects to his life
John F. HausamJohn Hausam Realtors
After unwittingly avoiding death in war, he eventually established one of the largest real estate companies in Tulsa.
Kenneth RenbergGerman Immigrant, WWII Veteran
A German-American Jewish immigant who bravely fought in World War II to "get back at Hitler."
Marina MetevelisRosie the Riveter / TCC Educator
A true blue "Rosie the Riveter" and promoter and preserver of Tulsa history, including its famous tunnels.
Mary Jo GuthrieWoody Guthrie’s Sister, Artist & Writer
Woody Guthrie's little sister shares stories about one of America's most renowned folks singers.
Paul AndertWWII Veteran
A decorated WWII veteran, Paul Andert exemplifies bravery and patriotism.
Red StevensonBusinessman and Pilot
Colorful businessman and high-flying storyteller.
Rex CalvertWWII Veteran
He fought in four WWII battles with the Fourth Marine Division and earned the Purple Heart.
Robert NormanUS Navy Captain
A desire to "see the world through a porthole" landed him right in the middle of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.
Shawnee StewartWorld War II Veteran
"They call Staff Sergeant Milton S. Stewart of Sallisaw, Oklahoma the lickiest man in his outfit." - Press Release to Radio Station KOCY, Oklahoma City.
Sherman RayAuschwitz Survivor
The family trade, tailoring, saved Sherman's life in the most infamous Nazi camp, Auschwitz.
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