Eric Petrocco was born during the pandemic of 1918 in the mining town of Lime, Colorado. He grew up in Marble and was drafted into the Army in 1941. In this interview, Eric remembers his life in mining towns and his near death experiences as a soldier in World War II.
Host Walter Gallacher sits down with one of our valley's storytellers as they relate their family's journey to America on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30. For past shows, click here. Clips of Immigrant Stories also air on weekday afternoons at 5:44 during All Things Considered.