Sandy Hook's False Tip Closed
The false tip area of Sandy Hook is closed due to safety concerns while the Army Corps of Engineers continues their dredging operations.
Sandy Hook People
New oral histories added December 2011-January 2012
Richard Busch, Nike IFC 1965-69
The Fort Hancock Oral History Program consists of over 100 interviews with people who either lived or worked at Sandy Hook. These interviews were conducted by park staff and Monmouth University student interns over several years.
Most of the people of Sandy Hook worked for the U.S. Army, Coast Guard, Lighthouse Service and Life-Saving Service. Family members also lived, shopped and attended school here.
Interviews consist of personal stories and opinions that may contain factual errors. Items written in parenthesis are editorial notes. In a few rare instances, objectionable or offensive comments have been edited or removed.
Click on the links below to view interviews.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Fort Hancock, unlike most Army posts during World War II, had a racially integrated unit? The 1225th Army Service Unit had African-American soldiers and in 1943 received a group from the Women's Army Corps. More...