Oral History Project

The National Park Service at Sandy Hook worked with Monmouth University students to interview and tape personal experiences of veterans and civilian personnel who were stationed at or worked at Fort Hancock.


Students reached out to these people through telephone calls, internet research and mailings and in addition to the interviews, have compiled a database to keep track of all found veterans which will be useful to genealogists and researchers.  The Sandy Hook Foundation has provided funding for transcription of the interviews and to convert the audio tapes of the interviews to compact discs.  An ongoing project, funding is needed to continue to convert these interviews and ultimately produce written transcripts.  These transcriptions are available in the "Visiting Sandy Hook" section of this web site.  If you are a Fort Hancock veteran, or would like to learn more about the NPS oral history efforts, contact Sandy Hook Park Historian Tom Hoffman at 732-872-5950.