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 Mervosh

Mike “Iron Mike” Mervosh – Rules of Engagement in Vietnam

Mike Mervosh explains the rules of engagement and his experiences in Vietnam. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

John Terry Smith MD

Dr. John Terry Smith – USS Indianapolis

Dr. John Smith relates the story of the USS Indianapolis that brought atomic bomb components to Guam and was then sunk by a Japanese torpedo. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

Bob Goldberg

Bob Goldberg – Pacific Radio

Bob Goldberg was stationed in San Francisco, and operated a radio broadcast for soldiers in the Pacific. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Al Tyler

Al Tyler – Philippines Mission

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

Hal Power

Hal Power – Honor Medals

Hal Power’s honor medals – a break down. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Harvey Anderson

Harvey Anderson – Wounded or Captured

Harvey Anderson recalls how the soldiers of World War II thought about being captured versus being wounded. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Al Cloud

Al Cloud – Supply Division Officer

Al Cloud talks about his responsibilities as a Supply Division Officer and his authority to sign a check for an unlimited amount. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

George Brewer – Army Horses

George Brewer talks about how he took care of horses during the war, and the importance of horses to the generals. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Fiske Hanley

Fiske Hanley II – Japanese POW

Fiske Hanley II was a Japanese prisoner of war who escaped death three times, and met a former classmate in one of the prisons. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Pat Bell

Pat Bell – British and US GIs

Pat Bell met her husband-to-be in England and talks about what the British thought of the US GIs. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Christina Waller

Christina Waller – Adopted During Vietnam War

  Christina tells the story of how she was adopted by an American family from Vietnam during the Vietnam war. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Bob Northington

Bob Northington – Start of WWII

Bob Northington talks about the start of World War II and how he got involved. 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

John Lucky Luckadoo

John “Lucky” Luckadoo – Member of the Bloody 100th

Lucky Luckadoo was a member of the “Bloody 100th” the 100th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force during World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Eli Davidsohn

Eli Davidsohn – Bolivian Revolution

Eli Daivdsohn was caught in the middle of the Bolivian Revolution 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.

Bill Prindible

Bill Prindible – Close call on a Plane

Bill Prindible talks about how his plane was hit with an anti-aircraft shell that miraculously never exploded. 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. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Barney Goldberg

Barney Goldberg – Blonde and Sweet Coffee

Barney Goldberg talks about his experience on a recommissioned ship and how it changed his coffee drinking habits for the rest of his life. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History