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.

Susan Hall

Susan Hall – Pearl Harbor

Susan Hall remembers the day Pearl Harbor was attacked when she was a little girl. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Brad Keith

Brad Keith – Chinese Fighter Jets

Brad Keith was in a naval convoy that went to General Quarters during the Korean War when China launched some fighter jets. 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…

Nadeem Khan-Brother’s undercover operation

Nadeem Kahn tells about how his brother used his culture and race to go undercover in Pakistan to help fight terrorism in the United States and how it all went wrong. CLICK HERE to see Nadeem’s full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Nadeem’s short story about how his father survived being surrounded by 50…

Jay Beck MD

Jay Beck, MD – Pearl Harbor

Jay Beck recalls where he was when Pearl Harbor was attacked and some of the changes the nation experienced. He talks about gas rationing and his mother trading the butcher grease for more stamps to get food. CLICK HERE to see his story about a medical trial he was involved in called fever therapy in…

Jim Clutts

Jim Clutts – Single Flight Mission

Jim Clutts was a navigator of a B-29 on only one mission during World War II, but it was a very special mission. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Mike Tinghitella

Mike Tinghitella – VJ Day

Mike Tinghitella recalls sneaking down during a Brooklyn Block party celebrating VJ Day and seeing party goers spot a Sailor and hoist him up to praise him. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Tony Berry – Combat landing

Tony Berry, an Air Force veteran, remembers the time him and his crew made a strange landing at the end of the air strip and the pilot gave them some bad news.   CLICK HERE to see Tony Berry’s full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Tony’s Featured short about overcoming segregation as a young…

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 Robert’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 the full Oral History.

Ward Hughes

Ward Hughes – 82nd Airborne Infantry

Ward Hughes was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Infantry and 325th Infantry Regiment in the Battle of the Bulge. His first mission was cancelled due to George Patton’s army overrunning their drop zone. His next mission to take hold of and retain the Nijmegen Bridge was successful though. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral…

Evan Blakely DDS 2

Evan Blakely – Value of a Fox Hole During War

Evan Blakely was at an air base in France during WWII in support of the Battle of the Bulge when he learned the value of a deep fox hole. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Sol Weinberger - Part II

Sol Weinberger – The Nazi’s First Target

Sol talks about how the Nazi’s first target was the communist before turning their attention to the Jewish people. CLICK HERE to see Sol’s Short Story on how his cousins almost made it to the United States at the beginning of the Holocaust, but ultimately ended up in Auschwitz in The Holocaust Category! CLICK HERE to…

Jarl McDaniel – Boston Harbor Scary Moment

Jarl McDaniel remembers his scariest moment in the Navy during World War II at the Boston Harbor. He talks about a complete blackout on the ship and almost being shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bonny Joy

Bonnie Joy – Uncle Returning from War

Bonnie Joy recounts seeing her uncle arriving home from World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Wilhoit

Bill Wilhoit – Normandy on D-Day

Bill Wilhoit served in both the Atlantic and the Pacific during World War II. He was at Normandy on D-Day and Okinawa later in the war and talks about a close call with a Japanese aircraft. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Lois Goldberg

Lois Goldberg – Pearl Harbor

Lois Goldberg was visiting her aunt in Boston when she heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Harold Culver- Emergency Helicopter Landing

Harold Culver talks about having to change code every 24 hours and one of his most frightening missions, where his helicopter lost its landing gear and was forced to make an interesting emergency landing.   CLICK HERE to see Harold Culvers full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Harold Culvers Featured Short about some of the…

David Maxfield

David Maxfield – Saved by a Battery

David Maxfield had a close call in Vietnam, but was saved by a battery during a fire fight. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Alex Jonas

Alex Jonas – Flu during World War II

Alex Jonas was supposed to go on a training flight one night with his crew, but he had come down with the flu and had a raging fever so they made him stay at camp. The plane ended up crashing into mountains and everyone on board died. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Pat Bell

Pat Bell – British and US GIs

Pat Bell met her husband-to-be in an England pub and talks about the negative view the British had of the US GIs. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History