Tom Edens grew up in Hampstead, North Carolina. He attended the North Carolina School for the Blind from 1927 until 1939. Eden's blindness prevented him from enlisting in the U.S. Military; so late in the war he took a job at Old Farms Veterans Administration Hospital in Avon, Connecticut. There he taught Braille, helped blinded American Servicemen adjust to their vision loss. 

Transcript Number 115
Title: Tom Edens: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Tom Edens
Interviewer: Andrew Dutka
Date of Interview: April 27, 1999
Location of Interview: Wilmington, N.C.
Description: 1 VHS Cassette Tape; sd., col.
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience