Eleanor was born on September 21st, 1926 in the town of Seaford, DE. She was a freshman in high school when Pearl Harbor was attacked and graduated in 1944. Her family lived on a farm in Seaford so she experienced the war through farm living. She was able to experience life in a nearby town obtaining a job in a drugstore after high school. Her town had a DuPont plant which manufactured plenty of supplies for the war and she witnessed firsthand the effects that the plant had on the people and economy of Seaford.
In this interview, Eleanor focuses on life in Seaford during World War II. She talks about how her school was affected by the draft, how the people of Seaford worked at the DuPont plant, hearing about Pearl Harbor, and what it was like living on a farm during this time. She describes what post-war life was like in the town and gives a detailed count of her husband’s time in Iwo Jima.