Ray Wells oral history interview, part 4 of 4, September 8, 2007


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Ray Wells's interview is combined with Julian Quayles.

Wartime is a heavy discussion. However, in this interview, Ray Wells and Julian Quayles talk about the lighter side of World War Two. Both men highlight areas of v-mail, homecoming, and post-war life.

The USO and V-mail bring high morale to the troops during wartime. Ray and Julian both agree that V-mail is an important aspect of the soldiers' morale. Ray says V-mail is like a piece of their home. There are not many opportunities to write correspondences if you are on the frontline. If you are in the hospital, you have more of a chance to write letters. If you are injured, the Red Cross can assist you with your correspondence(s).

When Ray is in the hospital, he recalls helping another soldier write his correspondence. Both Ray and Julian receive correspondence from their mother while overseas. Ray and Julian say there is censorship when you write your correspondences. You are limited in what you can say.

Both Ray and Julian discuss their homecoming to the mainland. After World War Two, Julian pursues his law degree and starts his practice. Julian remains active in the Military and retires as a Colonel JAG Officer. As for Ray, he goes to Okinawa, Japan, and the Korean War. Moreover, each man becomes a father and have grandchildren.





Oral History Item Type Metadata

Date of Birth

1922 May 05

Location of Birth

War or Conflict

Branch of Service

Unit of Service



Wells, Ray: narrator et al., “Ray Wells oral history interview, part 4 of 4, September 8, 2007,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed July 22, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/1053431.