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.

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

Walt McGinnis

Walt McGinnis – Attacking the Train

Walt McGinnis talks about when he was ordered to destroy a supply train on the side of a cliff during the Korean War. CLICK HERE to see Walt’s full Roundtable with other Korean War Veterans!

Al Golman

Al Golman – Brother Captured at the Bulge

Al Golman tells the harrowing tale of how his brother was captured by the SS at the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Al’s Short Story on being close by when President Kennedy was assassinated in the Kennedy Presidency/60’s & 70’s Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Henry Hank Richards

Henry “Hank” Richards – France

Hank Richards celebrated his 19th birthday on the frontlines in France during World War II, complete with fireworks. He goes on to speak highly of his Platoon commander, Lt. Rucker, whom risked gun fire to go speak with and encourage other soldiers. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Rozina Valimsky

Rozina Vlasimski – German Occupation

Rozina Vlaminski grew up in Czechoslovakia and witnessed the entirety of World War II. She watched her government be taken over by Communism which labeled her “Unreliable” and was forced to work. She soon ran away to Germany in the dead of night. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Charles Wisler

Charles Wisler – Air Force Training

Charles Wisler says Air Force was sorry for not being able to give soldiers the training they were promised  before being transferred back to go to Airplane Engine and mechanics school. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

David Yablong

David Yablong – Witnessing the Japanese sign their surrender to General MacArthur

David Yablong witnessed General MacArthur and the Japanese sign the documents declaring the end of World War II. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Maurice Ashkinaz

Maurice Ashkinaz – Flying Over Europe During WWII

Maurice talks about the difference of flying between Hollywood and flying over Europe during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Maury’s Short Story where he talks about how a gunner on the aircraft helps the pilot avoid anti-aircraft fire in the WWII in Europe and Home Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about the…

Howard Cox

Howard Cox – Scariest Moments in Korea

Howard describes his close-calls while in combat during the Korean War. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History!

Daniel Lester Rosenberg

David Lester Rosenberg – Marine Bootcamp

David talks about his experience training to be a Marine during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Daniel’s Short Story about what service to the country meant to him, and why he enlisted, in the WWII – In the Pacific Category! CLICK HERE to see Daniel’s Short Story on how he served in the Pacific in the WWII –…

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

Jack Neal

Jack Neal – Small World in War

Jack met someone after serving in Vietnam who happened to be in the same area as him during an intense moment and he didn’t even know. 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…

Brad Keith

Brad Keith – German Underground

Brad Keith’s Uncle, a navigator on a bomber plane, was shot down and quickly went into hiding under a road. One day a young German girl discovered him and returned with a sandwich for him to eat. Her father went to find him, took him back to his house and smuggled him across to a…

Jack Neal – Puff the Magic Dragon

Jack Neal shares about the crazy experiences he had on his birthday in the Vietnam war and meeting the gun ship called Puff the Magic Dragon. CLICK HERE to see Jack’s Short Story on how in Vietnam he wrote letters to himself in the Vietnam Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about finding out…

John Lucky Luckadoo

John “Lucky” Luckadoo – Losing 12 Fellow Planes

John “Lucky” Luckadoo talks about a scary mission he flew during WWII where he lost 12 of his fellow planes. CLICK HERE to see Lucky’s Amazing Excerpt on the “Bloody 100th” the 100th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force during World War II in the WWII – In Europe and at Home Category! CLICK HERE to watch the…

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…

Marylyn Andrews

Marylyn Andrews – Japanese Students

Marylyn talks about how her Japanese classmates were treated during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Marylyn’s Short Story about her first TV in the Great Inventions Category! 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.

Joe Applewhite

Joe Applewhite – Sharecropping

Joe Applewhite discusses his grandfather who took part in the start of Sharecropping after the Civil War. Joe also talks about his great-grandfather who was a Captain in the Civil War until he was petitioned out. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Joe’s Short Story about his near-death experience…

Charles Lescher Jr

Charles Lescher Jr. – Exploding F-104

Charles Lescher’s F-104 tore apart while he was flying at about 600 mph, 50 ft above the ground. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History