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.

Ken Nelson

Ken Nelson – The Hump

Ken Nelson flew cargo from India to China over the Himalayas A.K.A “The Hump”. He was trained using a C-46. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

David Arant

Hugh “David” Arant – Winston Churchill’s Words Get him Through a Scary Moment

David Arant found comfort in Winston Churchill’s words, “There is nothing more exhilarating in life than to be shot at with no results.” CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Virginia Perkins

Virginia Perkins – Fiancé in the War

Virginia Perkins talks about seeing her fiancé one last time before he sailed in the Pacific on the Saratoga Aircraft Carrier in WWII. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Richard Kingsbury – Missing Planes

  Richard Kingsbury talks about his time in the Navy during the Vietnam war, plane mishaps, and watching bombs be dropped off the coast of Vietnam. CLICK HERE to see Richard’s Short Story about integrated schools! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about first black military science professor! CLICK HERE to see his Short…

John Gould

John Gould – Truk Island

John Gould thought he was going to be sent to Japan but he was transferred and stationed on Truk Island for 8 months guarding Japanese soldiers. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Clare Islip

Clare Islip – London Evacuation

Clare Islip went home for lunch on February 1st before going back to school carrying a backpack with two sets of clothes, some money and some snacks to aide her on her evacuation from London. All school age children were evacuated from fear of air raids and all returned home six weeks later when none…

Frances Thetford Cree

Frances Thetford Cree – Pearl Harbor

Frances Thetford Cree recalls hearing the news that Pearl Harbor had just been attacked. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Dana Carroll – Purple Heart

Dana Carroll recounts the time he served in World War II and wounded by a mortar during the Korean War which resulted in a three month hospital stay in Japan. He went on to be honored with a Purple Heart. CLICK HERE to see his full Oral History!

Gigi McWhirter

Mary Gene “Gigi” McWhirter – Wartime Newspaper

Gigi McWhirter recalls her and her family gathering around her father reading the newspaper to hear the death tolls. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Joel McGregor Jr

Joel McGregor Jr. – Civil War

Joel McGregor Jr. discusses memories involving his grandfather who fought in the Civil War. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

Robert Armstrong

Robert Armstrong – General MacArthur

Robert Armstrong was a pilot for General MacArthur during the Korean War. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Max Edward Tonkon

Max Edward Tonkon – Hiding under a Civil War Wagon

Max Edward Tonkon talks about how his great aunt hid under a wagon at five years old when General Sherman and his troops passed on their march to the sea during the Civil War. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

David Watson

David Watson – Man on the Moon

David Watson recalls being on a river in Vietnam and looking at the moon and realizing that we had a man on the moon. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Robert Peck

Robert Peck – General Westmoreland

Robert Peck frequently gave aerial reconnaissance briefings to General Westmoreland during his time in Vietnam. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Hal Power

Hal Power – Honor Medals

Hal Power’s honor medals – a break down. He received a Combat Infantry Badge, two Bronze Stars with “V” for Valor, Good Conduct Medal, four Purple Hearts, German-Held Prisoner of War medal, and many more. 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

Jack Prior

Jack Prior – Nimitz Aircraft

Jack Prior worked for Admiral Rickover designing the Nimitz class aircraft carrier engine room. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Buzz Peterman

Buzz Peterman – Mid-Air Collision

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

Bob Goldberg

Bob Goldberg – Pacific Radio

Bob Goldberg was attening University of Texas when he enlisted in the Navy. He attended boot camp and radio school in San Diego before he was moved to San Francisco to operate a radio broadcast for soldiers in the Pacific. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History