Oral history interview with Thomas Fallbach [sound recording], 2002 Nov. 27.
|Title||Oral history interview with Thomas Fallbach [sound recording], 2002 Nov. 27.|
Cassette title: Thomas Fallbach : Sedalia Historic Fire House Museum project
Thomas Fallbach interview
Fallbach, Thomas R.,
Machann, Barbara Belfield,
Sedalia Historic Fire House Museum Oral History Project.
Douglas County History Research Center (Colo.)
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Duration: 82 min.
Associated research materials, including photographs, are available to complement this oral history.
Audio and transcript available via the World Wide Web.
Interviewer: Barbara Machann.
Interview on November 27, 2002, Sedalia, Colo.
Interview with Thomas Fallbach, 26 November, 2002, Douglas County History Research Center, Sedalia Historic Fire House Museum Oral History Project.
Electronic reproduction funded by the Collaborative Digitization Program, Denver, Colo.
A World War II-era veteran, Thomas Fallbach was born in Chicago, Ill., and joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1944. Upon his discharge in 1946, he moved back to the Chicago area where he pursued several different jobs, including starting his own company. He also became involved in teaching scuba diving for the YMCA, advancing to a scuba commissioner for the YMCAs of Northern Illinois. He moved to the Denver area around 1970, and served 20 years as a volunteer fireman for the West Douglas County Fire Department near his home in Sedalia, Colo.
Fallbach describes his experiences while living in Sedalia, Colo., including losing his home in a fire, and various experiences of being a member of the West Douglas Fire Dept. for 20 years. He also reminisces about growing up in suburban Chicago, and his early exposure to dog training while in high school. He recalls his training and experiences in diving while in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, including his firefighting training while assigned to the USS Klickitat refueling aircraft carriers. He recounts his various jobs in Chicago after being discharged, including working at a small airport that became O'Hare Field, owning his own company, and his subsequent move to the Denver area.
Fallbach, Thomas R., 1927- Interviews.
United States. Coast Guard World War, 1939-1945.
United States. Coast Guard Military life.
West Douglas County Fire Protection District.
City and town life Colorado Sedalia.
Veterans United States Interviews.
Veterans Colorado Douglas County Interviews.
World War, 1939-1945 Veterans United States.
World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, American.
|Publisher||Castle Rock, Colo. :|
Douglas County History Research Center, Douglas County Libraries,
Douglas County Library
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|Citation||Fallbach, Thomas R., 1927- interviewee. , "Oral history interview with Thomas Fallbach [sound recording], 2002 Nov. 27.," in Heritage West, Item #73594, http://heritagewest.coalliance.org/items/show/73594 (accessed May 23, 2013).|