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.

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…

Marjorie Corbin

Marjorie Corbin – WWII Job

Marjorie Corbin was one of the few women to work the job she did during World War II. She and a few other women fixed up the transmitter and receiver equipment of Northrop P-61 Black Widows and P-51s. 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

Lowell Culver

Lowell Culver – Friday the 13th

Lowell Culver’s next to last bombing mission over Germany convinced him that Friday the 13th is not an unlucky day. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Luther Fielder

Luther Fielder – Smuggling a Dog Onboard

Luther talks about his experience smuggling a dog onboard his ship, the USS Mississippi during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Luther’s Short Story about when nearly the entire Second Division on his ship was killed in the World War II – In The Pacific Category! CLICK HERE to see his full Oral History!

Bill Huber

Bill Huber – Ferrying President Roosevelt

Bill Huber was just 21 years old when he was aboard the USS Iowa ferrying President Roosevelt to North Africa. The ship was almost sunk by accidental fire of a torpedo from a neighboring ship. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Robert Jagers

Bob Jagers – Mines and Appendicitis

Watch as Bob Jagers speaks of the time he alerted a British Air Craft carrier that they were about to fly into a mine, essentially saving everyone on board. During the same deployment, he developed appendicitis and nearly lost his life due to a careless surgeon. CLICK HERE to see 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

Jim & Peg Ong

Jim & Peg Ong – Conditions in the Field

Jim and Peg Ong talk about interrogating German soldiers that were in hiding, interviewing throughout different cities, and the excitement of having two portable showers brought to their base for their first real shower in six months. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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…

Hy Cohen

Hy Cohen – Boer War

Hy Cohen’s father left Russia at 11 years old and ended up in London where he later joined the British Army. He deployed to South Africa where has was captured by Boers and sent back to London. He ended up being picked up by the Press Gang there and was forced into the Navy. CLICK…

Al Garment

Al Garment – Discharged During WWII

Al talks about being discharged soon after joining the Army during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Al Garment’s Short Story on his Working Family in the Famous or Notorious People Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on how he was at Jackie Robinson’s first game with the Dodgers in the Professional Sports Category! CLICK HERE…

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…

Clare Islip

Clare Islip – British Rationing During WWII

Clare describes what it was like to live with the severe rationing of food, petrol, and housing that took place in the UK during and after WWII. CLICK HERE to see Clare’s Short Story on how she was evacuated from London in anticipation of air raids in the WWII – In Europe and at Home Category! CLICK HERE…

A J Mills

AJ Mills – Multi-Plane Crash

AJ talks about piloting a plane during WWII and narrowly missing a crash in which several other planes went down. CLICK HERE to see AJ’s Short Story about his formation being fired on and his commander going down in the WWII – Europe and At Home Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story where he…

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

Korean War

Korean War Compilation

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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 see Bill’s Short Story on how he heard the gun shots fired in an attempt to assassinate…

Don Saddler

Don Saddler – Cargo Planes in Vietnam

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

Edward Charles Morrison

Edward Charles Morrison – US Savings Bonds

Edward Morrison and his classmates would buy savings stamps with dimes and collect them in folders until they had enough to buy a US Savings Bond. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History