StoryCorps Interviews

In 2013, StoryCorps interviewed several individuals regarding Adm. Callaghan: 

Chad and Caitlin Callaghan ’99: Chad is the Grandson of Vice Admiral William Callaghan who was Daniel Callaghan’s brother.  His father, William Callaghan, Jr, is a still alive and a retired Admiral.  Chad’s daughter, Caitlin, graduated from SI in 1999.

Listen to their StoryCorp interview on Adm. Dan Callaghan.

Listen to their StoryCorp interview on Adm. William Callaghan

Chief Johnny Johnson and Gene Taggart. They served together along with Admiral Daniel Callaghan on USS SAN FRANCISCO (CA-38) during World War II. Both were onboard at the bombing of Pearl Harbor and during the Battle of Guadalcanal.  Listen to their StoryCorps interview here.

Listen to Judge Claude Perasso and Rich Waters. They both attended Saint Ignatius and had brothers killed in WWII who also went to Saint Ignatius.  They only met prior to the interview and have some interesting revelations of people they knew in common and common experiences (this may be of interest to the listening audience who would be connected to the city and school). Listen to Rich read a poem here.

Tom and Luke Swartz: Tom (Dad) did not attend SI, but he attended the United States Naval Academy and served in nuclear submarines. Luke attended Saint Ignatius and Stanford on an NROTC scholarship and then served in nuclear submarines.  He got out of the Navy in 2009 and now works at Google. Luke is on the Board of the Callaghan Society. Listen to their StoryCorps interview here.

Dennis Murphy and Dick Wall: Dick (SI class of 1952) is the driving force behind the creation of the Admiral Daniel Callaghan Society.  Dennis (SI class of 1977) spent a career in the Navy – retired in 2005 – and was drafted by Dick and the Alumni Board to become the President of the Callaghan Society.  Dick and Dennis met for the first time over lunch at the Olympic Club about 3 years to talk about the potential of launching this Society. Listen to their StoryCorps interview here.

Ken Ross & Barrett Weber: Barrett and Ken both graduated from Saint Ignatius in the class of 1942 and immediately went into the Army. Barrett was a combat field Doctor while Ken was a soldier at the Battle of the Bulge. They retained a friendship throughout their lives. In this interview, they share reflections of war and its impact on their lives. Listen to their StoryCorps interview here.

Ken & Barrett also reflect on their Japanese-American classmates.






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