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.