Pellegrini relates father's early work history in Hershey, and his own career, beginning February 1941 in the chocolate factory. Served in the Army 1941-1945. Returned to factory but was unable to perform work due to shrapnel wounds. Became office worker at Fort Indiantown Gap, returned to factory in 1947. Describes various jobs he performed, dangers and health hazards, coming of automation. Also remembers 1937 and 1953 strikes and attitude toward union. Discusses worker/boss relations, affirmative action, Reese acquisition.