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.

Jim & Peg Ong

Jim & Peg Ong – Working at a Prisoner of War Enclosure

Jim and Peg Ong talk about working in the Prisoner of War Enclosure and identifying SS soldiers by the branding on their arm. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Don Saddler

Don Saddler – Never Relax in War

Don talks about how where he was stationed was a hotspot for mortars to hit, but it had calmed down when he got there. Right when they started to relax things went wrong. CLICK HERE to see Don’s Short Story on his missions flying cargo planes in Vietnam in the Vietnam War Category! CLICK HERE to…

Charles Alford

Charles Alford – Battle of the Bulge

Charles Alford talks about being unprepared in Bastogne, stumbling unpon Buchenwald, the horrors he saw in the concentration camp, and being a Liberator in the Battle of the Bulge. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about how he enlisted in the Army, but first had to try and cheat on the Eye Exam, in…

Jack Douglass JD Ashabranner

Jack Douglas “JD” Ashabranner – Navy during the Korean War

Jack Douglas Ashabranner talks about his experience in the Navy during the Korean War including his 30 day ship ride to Hawaii then to Japan and finally Korea, a close call with shrapnel, and an S.O.S signal he could never find. CLICK HERE to see JD’s Short Story on his experience with an SOS Signal…

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

Gary Kronick

Gary Kronick – Hidden Sniper and Hit by a Rocket

Gary’s scariest moment during his time in Vietnam was when his team was ambushed by a hidden sniper and a rocket exploded near him, hitting him with shrapnel. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Leon Rubenstein

Leon Rubenstein – Marshall Islands: Attacked by Kamikazes

Leon Rubenstein joined the Navy weeks after graduating high school and was immediately transferred into New Destroyer where he fought in the battles for the Marshall Islands, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, where his ship was attacked by two Kamikaze flights. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Clyde Jackson

Clyde Jackson – Flag Raising

Clyde Jackson witnessed the iconic flag raising on Iwo Jima. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Jack Neal – Letters to himself from Vietnam

Jack Neal shares the contents of the letter he wrote to himself when he was in the Vietnam war. CLICK HERE to see Jack’s Short Story about the experiences he had on his birthday in Vietnam and Puff the Magic Dragon in the Vietnam Category! CLICK HERE to see him in the Vietnam Veterans Roundtable! CLICK HERE to…

WWII Euro

World War II: Episode 2 – Compilation

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Bob Warren

Bob Warren – D-Day

Bob Warren recalls learning that he and five other soldiers were being sent on another mission to replace the pilots they were going to lose on D-Day. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Lester Burgman – Meeting Bob Feller on the Front Lines

Lester Burgman met Bob Feller, who was on a Navy baseball team, during his service in WWII and changed his mind about his favorite baseball team. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Al Tyler

Al Tyler – Philippines Mission World War II

Al Tyler was one of the three B-25s that were shot down on a tree top bombing mission over the Philippines in World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Dr George Sibley

George Sibley – Orthopedic Surgeon

George Sibley lost an eye in World War I which caused him to lose job opportunities, so he used the GI bill to go to medical school and become an Orthopedic Surgeon. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Harry Icke

Harry Icke – Pilot Rescue

Harry Icke, a Forward Air Controller, was involved in the rescue of a downed pilot in Vietnam. He worked alongside a Navy Seal named Tom Norris who later recieved the Medal of Honor for the rescue. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Harold Culver- Running Army Communications

Harold Culver Talks about some of the trouble he went through to run coding and de-coding operations during the Vietnam War.   CLICK HERE to see Harold Culvers full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Harold Culvers Featured Short about his “explosive” welcome to Vietnam. CLICK HERE to see Harold Culvers Featured Short about one of his…

Dr. Murray Heimberg-Prisoner of War

Dr. Murray Heimberg discusses being a Prisoner of War and German’s stripping him of his unirform before forcing him into labor, and losing 30-40 pounds during his grueling imprisonment. Murray goes on to detail his escape that involves Russian soldiers. CLICK HERE to watch Dr Heimberg’s full Oral Histoy

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

Dick Hamann

Richard “Dick” Hamann – USS Wisconsin Reunion

Dick Hamann talks about the first reunion of the USS Wisconsin crew in 1989 as it was going back into commission. It included all the old crew members from World War II and the Korean War. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

George Brewer – Too Much Turkey

George Brewer talks about being transferred via electric train during the war. He and a train full of soldiers were stuck on the train for a week with no food when they stumbled upon a truck filled with large cans of turkey. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History