Jean P. Ouellette wrote to Norman "Red" Wetherington about his experiences serving in the Civilian Conservation Corps.
He wrote about why he joined. He said, "At the time I was only a ninety-five pound weakling."
Ouellette (1923-2007) from Upper Frenchville, served in the CCC in Bar Harbor. He later became a painting contractor. He studied at Wagner School of Sign Painting.
Weathering collected memories of CCC members in Maine, and coordinated CCC reunions. He is the author of "In the Public Interest: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Maine."
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