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.

Christina Waller

Christina Waller – Adopted During Vietnam War

Christina Waller talks about the conditions of the orphanage she lived in as a young child. She 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.

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

Jack Bradshaw

Jack Bradshaw – Shooting Planes down

Jack tells the stories of what it was truly like being in dog fights and shooting planes down. CLICK HERE to see Jack Bradshaw’s Short Story on the Civil War in the Civil War Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about joining the British Royal Air Force in the WWII – Europe and At Home…

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

WWII Euro

World War II – Europe & At Home Compilation

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lwf/uploads/_Compilations/WWII_EuroAtHome_12-17-15.mp4 Edited in 2015

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

Tase Bailey

Tase Bailey – Iraq

Tase Bailey’s son is a major in the Marine Corps. He is a Cobra pilot and has served 5 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jack Bradshaw

Jack Bradshaw – Grandfather Fought in the Civil War

Jack Bradshaw talks about his grandfather who was a General Aide in the Civil War. Jack recalls his grandfather being captured by Mosby’s Raiders, escaping, and going back to work with the Union Army. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about getting lost while flying during WWII in the WWII – In The Pacific Category!…

Tony Berry – Working in a Military Morgue

Tony Berry talks about his daily duties while working in the Military morgue during the Vietnam War. He details two instances with fallen soldiers that stuck with him all these years.   CLICK HERE to see Tony Berry’s full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Tony’s Featured short about overcoming segregation as a young man…

Gary Kronick

Gary Kronick – Hidden Sniper and Hit by a Rocket

Gary’s scariest moment during his time in Vietnam was when his team was ambushed by a hidden sniper and a rocket exploded near him, hitting him with shrapnel. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

WWII Euro

World War II: Episode 2 – Compilation

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lwf/uploads/_Compilations/WWII_EP2_12-21-15.mp4 Edited July 2015

Christina Waller

Christina Waller – Ameri-Asian Babies in Vietnam

Christina Waller talks about how Ameri-Asian babies were outcasted during the Vietnam war. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Bernice Press

Bernice Press – World War II Navy Nurse

Bernice Press became a first-aid nurse in Ft. Hood and watched it be built up. She later enlisted in the Navy and worked in a hospital in Long Beach California for 18 months. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Susan Hall

Susan Hall – Pearl Harbor

Susan Hall remembers the day Pearl Harbor was attacked when she was a little girl. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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…

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

John Terry Smith MD

Dr. John Terry Smith – USS Indianapolis

Dr. John Smith, a former Navy soldier, 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

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…

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

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…