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.

Mike Tinghitella

Mike Tinghitella – VJ Day

Mike Tinghitella recalls celebrating VJ Day with a Brooklyn block party. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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Paul Fouts – Mussolini’s Death

Paul Fouts and his partner came upon the mob just after they killed and hung Italian Prime Minister Mussolini in the village square. 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 about his uncle during World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Joe Applewhite

Joe Applewhite – Sharecropping

Joe Applewhite relates the story of his great grandfather during and after the Civil War, including the start of sharecropping. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Marjorie Corbin

Marjorie Corbin – WWII Job

Marjorie Corbin talks about her job during World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Patricia Robinson

Patricia Robinson – France during WWII

Patricia Robinson was in France for study when World War II broke out. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Robert Armstrong

Robert Armstrong – General MacArthur

Robert Armstrong was a pilot for General MacArthur during the Korean War. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Eileen Kreisler

Eileen Kreisler – Air Raid Drills

Eileen Kreisler retells her mother’s account of air raid drills in New York City during World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Charles Wisler

Charles Wisler – Air Force Training

Charles Wisler talks about his Air Force training experience. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Robert Lamb

Robert “Bob” Lamb – Grandfather in WWI & WWII

Bob Lamb’s grandfather served in WWI and died in a torpedo attack during WWII. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Gigi McWhirter

Mary Gene “Gigi” McWhirter – Battle of the Bulge

Gigi McWhirter’s husband was a paratrooper in WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Sam Kogutt

Sam Kogutt – Battle of the Bulge

Sam Kogutt’s unit was sent to reinforce the allies in the Battle of the Bulge. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Christina Waller

Christina Waller – Ameri-Asian Babies in Vietnam

  Christina Waller talks about how Ameri-Asian babies were outcasted during the Vietnam war. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Seymour Farber – Survival Kit

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lwf/uploads/F/AEs/SeymourFarber_AE_SurvvalKit.mp4 Seymour Farber’s survival kit from World War II has some interesting items included in it. 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.

Virginia Perkins

Virginia Perkins – Fiancé in the War

Virginia Perkins retells how WWII impacted her engagement with her fiance going to war. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Edward Kersten

Edward Kersten – Integration of the Army

Edward Kersten talks about the most significant moment for him during his service in World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Hy Cohen

Hy Cohen – Jimmy Doolittle

Hy Cohen met General Jimmy Doolittle and some of the Doolittle Raiders, famous for the risky 1942 B-52 attack on Tokyo, Japan. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Kimberly Archie – Differences in Perspectives

  Kimberly Archie talks about some of the struggles her father faced while serving in the military CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History

Jack Prior

Jack Prior – Nimitz Aircraft

Jack Prior worked for Admiral Rickover designing the Nimitz class aircraft carrier engine room. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History