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San Diego's DNA: Military Roots

Family Ties

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William Orcutt’s DNA

William Orcutt is a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. During World War II he was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps in Belgium. He returned to San Diego, married, and was recalled to service in 1952. As a second lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps he photographed enemy territory in Korea for military intelligence. A photograph of Orcutt was found in a collection of portraits lent to KPBS by San Diego photographer, Ken Petsch. A log book listed the address of the home his family has owned in San Diego since about 1950. In San Diego's DNA: Military Roots, Orcutt shares his extensive collection of photographs from the Korean War.

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Susie Parker's DNA

Longtime San Diego resident Susie Parker shares a story about her grandparents, and how two stranger's lives intersected at the Hotel Del Coronado in 1920.

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