Veterans History Project: An Interview with Steve Glovna

Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Interview conducted by Jeanne Czarnecki and produced by David Addison. Recorded at the Aptos Branch, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, December 22, 2016.

Born in Stockett, Montana on May 15, 1924, Steve Glovna enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942. After competing the training at Farragut Navy Training Station in Idaho, Glovna worked as a 3rd Class Sonarman aboard the naval destroyer, the USS Balch (DD-363). He served in the Pacific Islands at Guadalcanal and in the Atlantic from the East Coast to North Africa. After WWII, Glovna was able to get a four-year degree at the California College for the Arts in Oakland through the GI Bill. He worked in automotive industry in the South Bend, Indiana, before relocating to Santa Cruz with his wife and pursing work as an artist.
Creator: Glovna, Steve; Czarnecki, Jeanne; Addison, David
Date: 12/22/2016
  • Santa Cruz (County)
  • 2010s
  • 1940s
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Identifier: VH-GLOVNA


Glovna, Steve, Jeanne Czarnecki, and David Addison. “Veterans History Project: An Interview with Steve Glovna.” 12/22/2016. SCPL Local History. Accessed 20 May 2024.