Shelley Spicer was born before World War II in Seaford, Delaware. He is one of four male siblings, and they all served during World War II. Shelley enlisted into the Navy. After he was discharged from the war, he traveled back home to the east coast on a plane, and then got a train ticket back to Seaford.
In this interview, Shelley Spicer speaks about working with rationing as a kid, hearing about Pearl Harbor with his family on the radio. He also discusses his expedited enlistment into the Navy, missing graduation, the Dupont Plant, his high school baseball game with German POWs, the GI Bill, and his life and career after the war.