The story collector: Man dedicates life to sharing tsunami survivors’ harrowing accounts

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Pacific Tsunami Museum cofounder Dr. Walter Dudley talks about a portion of the new Japanese tsunami exhibit at the museum in Hilo on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

Walter Dudley was finishing up a lecture at the University of Hawaii at Hilo in the early 1980s when inspiration struck.