Veronica "Vicky" Trego
Veronica Trego was born in St. Mary’s County, Maryland on a small island by the name of St. Clemens. She would later on move to Oakland, MD as well as Leonardtown where she spent the majority of her childhood. She was 17 years old when the war broke out, still living with the Gibson family.
In this interview, she discusses how after she graduated from St. Mary’s Academy, she left the farm life back at home to volunteer and eventually study to become a nurse. Some of the stories she shares include her recollection of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor, the writing of the letters to the military men stationed overseas, her engagement to Tom McArthur, her personal and community perception of FDR, her encounter with Japanese-American Ed Sawada, and her brother’s experiences during the war.