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.

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…

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

John Pingree

John Pingree – In Combat When Treaty Started

John Pingree was drafted into the frontlines of the Army during the Korean War. Listen to him talk about a year of life in the trenches and witnessing the end of the war. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bonny Joy

Bonnie Joy – Uncle Returning from War

Bonnie Joy recounts seeing her uncle arriving home from World War II. 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

Seymour Farber – B-29 Crashes

Seymour Farber recounts the catastrophic number of B-29 airplane crashes and the hundreds of lives lost during WWII.   CLICK HERE to see Seymour share various stories from WWII including tales from Pearl Harbor in the Short Story category, WWII- In the Pacific! CLICK HERE to see Seymour’s story about a couple who grew up…

Eileen Kreisler

Eileen Kreisler – Air Raid Drills During WWII

Eileen Kreisler talks about having to be in complete dark during air raid drills in her New York City apartment during World War II. She remembers traffic lights having slits in them to dampen the amount of light given off and being able to only use dim headlights. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral…

Seymore Farber

Seymour Farber – Various Stories from WWII Including Pearl Harbor

Seymour shares various stories from World war II.   CLICK HERE to see Seymour’s story about a couple who grew up in Japan, who were not aware that the Allied planes had bombed their city in the Short Story category, WWII – In the Pacific! CLICK HERE to see his story on his survival kit…

Buzz Peterman

Buzz Peterman – Mid-Air Collision in Vietnam

Buzz Peterman talks about being hit by a wingman in mid-air and having his bomb rack stick to the wing of the plane during his time in Vietnam. CLICK HERE to watch 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

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…

Art Mueller

Art Mueller – Top Secret Missions in the Navy

Art describes his experience participating in classified missions during the Korean War. CLICK HERE to see Arthur “Art” Mueller’s Short Story on corruption in New Jersey, in the Famous or Notorious People Short Story Category! CLICK HERE to see Art’s Short Story on the invention of the Integrated Circuit in the Amazing Inventions Short Story…

Buzz Peterman

Buzz Peterman – Survival School For War

Buzz Peterman graduated flight school and survival school before he left for Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) during the Vietnam War. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Fiske Hanley

Fiske Hanley II – Japanese Prisoner of War

Fiske Hanley II was a Japanese prisoner due to his war crimes who escaped death three times. He talks about running into a former classmate in one of the prisons. 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

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

Edward Kersten

Edward Kersten – Integration of the Army

Edward Kersten remembers the day Harry Truman mandated a Presidential order to completely integrate the military. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ted Waller

Ted Waller – Naval Battles

Ted Waller enlisted in the Navy the day after Pearl Harbor. Within 45 days he was aboard ship and going to participate in the Battle of the Coral Sea. He was in a total of 18 Naval battles during World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Hal Power

Hal Power – POW Escapee

Hal Power, a Prisoner of War, tells the story of how he escaped by throwing a guard into the river, hiding out in a maternity hospital and finding an American soldier. He gave the soldier information on the whereabouts of German soldiers he had come across during his escape and was taken to the hospital.…

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