Editor's note: Louvinia Jordan dated her future husband, James Randolph Jordan, for about a year before marrying him. Well, I met my husband after I left the Signal Corps. I moved – I worked for the VA for a while with medical records... And…

"Well, when the war ended, we went down to 14th and Pennsylvania. Most people know where that is, because it's the most famous street in Washington. And there was enough of – soldiers, sailors, whatnot-- that the street car came down on the track…

"See, my father and her father were good friends. So, he told me to go to New Orleans to go see...they had five daughters! I went. They told me Motoko - that was her Japanese name - was there. I went to see her...And I liked her so we got…

"Then, after a few weeks in Japan, I asked the lieutenant if I could have a few days off to go look for my parents. He wasn’t going to give it to me, but the major sitting right by him said, ‘Give the man a ten day pass.’ So I got ten days to…

"I was worried about my mom and dad because they were... in Japan near Hiroshima, and I was the only single one in the family, so I said, I decided to re-enlist... Then before I boarded the ship [in San Francisco], I had a telephone call from my…

I was asked to speak at Fort Gillem recently, and when I came to Fort Gillem, the base commandant asked to speak to me. So I went to see General Wagner and General Jujitsky [spelling], who happened to be both of Polish Heritage, and they told me what…

"In 1996, I joined the fledgling museum in New York, the Jewish Heritage museum, the living memorial to the Holocaust, which opened up in 1997. And there, you know, there was a forum for speaking and sharing your experiences. We had thousands of…

"In 1968, I think, we moved to Long Island. I had friends in the survivors’ community. We used to get together. Why? Because we knew each other. We didn’t need to tell each other what we went through. We just, through a word, a name, a place, and…

"When I went up north, through the efforts of a cousin of mine, she introduced me to a young lady whom I fell in love with. And I got married in 1955. We lived in New Jersey."