Veterans

Veterans from all over the world tell their stories from the wars. Exclusive stories told by people who lived them. Collections of short stores from the Wars and Military category.

Carl Taber

Carl Taber – 7th Medical Supply Depot

Carl Taber served in North Africa, Italy and France during World War II with the 7th Medical Supply Depot. He said he experienced bombings so regularly that if they weren’t being bombed, he couldn’t sleep. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Maurice Ashkinaz

Maurice Ashkinaz – Aircraft Gunners

Maurice explains how the gunners on the aircraft help the pilots avoid anti-aircraft fire. CLICK HERE to see Maury’s Short Story where he talks about the difference between Hollywood and actually flying over Europe during WWII in the WWII in Europe and Home category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about the lead plane in his…

Brad Keith

Brad Keith – German Underground

Brad Keith’s Uncle, a navigator on a bomber plane, was shot down and quickly went into hiding under a road. One day a young German girl discovered him and returned with a sandwich for him to eat. Her father went to find him, took him back to his house and smuggled him across to a…

Jack Lawler

Jack Lawler – Uncle Was A POW

Jack’s tells his Short Story about his Uncle who was a POW in the Korean War! CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History!

Tony Berry – Working in a Military Morgue

Tony Berry talks about his daily duties while working in the Military morgue during the Vietnam War. He details two instances with fallen soldiers that stuck with him all these years.   CLICK HERE to see Tony Berry’s full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Tony’s Featured short about overcoming segregation as a young man…

Robert Rege

Robert Rege – Pilot Requirements

Robert talks about making his height and weight requirement to become a pilot. CLICK HERE to see Robert’s Short Story where he discusses what it was like being a lab assistant that was trying to develop paint that was undetectable by infrared for the Navy in the General Subjects and Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to…

Peter Winston

Peter Winston – Electronic Countermeasures

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Ralph Dugger

Ralph Dugger – FDR Fireside

Ralph Dugger recalls FDR’s fireside chats. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Henry Hank Richards

Henry “Hank” Richards – France

Hank Richards celebrated his 19th birthday on the frontlines in France during World War II, complete with fireworks. He goes on to speak highly of his Platoon commander, Lt. Rucker, whom risked gun fire to go speak with and encourage other soldiers. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Dick Hamann

Richard “Dick” Hamann – Fidel Castro

Dick Hamann had a harrowing experience with Fidel Castro’s revolutionaries when he was stationed at Guantanamo Bay in the Navy. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Marylyn Andrews

Marylyn Andrews – Japanese Students

Marylyn talks about how her Japanese classmates were treated during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Marylyn’s Short Story about her first TV in the Great Inventions Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ruth & Wally Cowan

Ruth & Wally Cowan – WWII Pilot

Ruth and Wally Cowan talk about Wally becoming the first B-17 pilot at the young age of 19 years old. His daily job was bombing cities and returning his crew back safely. He completed 37 missions, including one where his engine was shot and a P-51 guided him through the air to safety in the…

Jim Reed

Jim Reed – Iwo Jima

Jim Reed, a Browning Automatic Rifle assistant, tells the story of his 26 days in Iwo Jima including a sneak attack on his first day. By the end of his time there, 6,821 US Soldiers were dead and about 17,000 wounded. CLICK HERE to see Jim’s Short Story about saving people and befriending a young…

Clare Islip

Clare Islip – London Evacuation

Clare Islip went home for lunch on February 1st before going back to school carrying a backpack with two sets of clothes, some money and some snacks to aide her on her evacuation from London. All school age children were evacuated from fear of air raids and all returned home six weeks later when none…

A J Mills

AJ Mills – Plane Formation Split Up and Commander Down

AJ talks about his formation being fired on and his commander going down. CLICK HERE to see AJ’s Short Story about a multi-plane crash that almost took him down in the WWII – Europe and At Home Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story where he recalls his company, Executive Charter, having an impressive clientele…

Jerry Benjamin

Jerry Benjamin – Jewish War Veterans

Jerry Benjamin is an active leader in the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, thanks to his wife’s prodding. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

John Niland

John Niland – Saving Private Ryan

John Niland found out that the movie “Saving Private Ryan” was loosely based on his uncle during World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Reverend Wilson Canafax

Wilson Canafax – First soldier in Buchenwald

Reverend Wilson Canafax was a chaplain with the US Army at the end of the war in Germany and was the first US soldier to enter the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History.

Mike Mervosh

Mike Mervosh – Flag Raising at Mt. Suribachi

Mike was at the raising of the flag at Mount Suribachi during WWII in Iwo Jima. CLICK HERE to see Iron Mike’s Short Story on the rules of engagement and his experiences in the Vietnam War Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about being invited to President Carter’s inauguration in the President Memories Category!…

Robert Lamb

Robert “Bob” Lamb – Grandfather in WWI & WWII

Bob Lamb’s grandfather served in WWI and became a Merchant Marine in WWII. He later died when a German submarine shot at him and his crew with a torpedo. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History