A Silent War-Women of World War II Hawaii Series


Whenever I do an interview, there is always that breathless moment when I am surprised. Sometimes I’m surprised by the retelling of an act of heroism or by the courage to withstand tragedy. But there are often times when I’m stopped in my tracks by the casual mention of an historic figure.

During an interview with Auntie Nona Beamer, she mentioned periodically meeting “Eleanor” in New York City and visiting children in the projects. Yes, it was “that” Eleanor