• Links to Oral History Sessions: Folker, John G. (March 4, 2010)
  • Conflict(s): World War II
  • Military Branch & Unit: Navy
  • Theater(s): Pacific
  • Navy Other: 144th Naval Construction Battalion; 56th Naval Construction Battalion


Mr. Folker was born and raised in Bergenfield, NJ.  He served in the US Navy during World War II with the Naval Construction Battalions (SeaBees) as a crane operator and barge operator on Guam in the Pacific.  He attended college at North Carolina State College and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ on the GI Bill and worked for PSE&G for over thirty-six years.