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.

Al Cloud

Al Cloud – Supply Division Officer in World War II

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

Korean War

Korean War Compilation

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lwf/uploads/_Compilations/KoreanWar_4-5-2016.mp4 Edited in 2016

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 see David’s Short Story on how he met his wife on the school bus in the General Subjects & Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Sol Weinberger - Part II

Sol Weinberger – The Nazi’s First Target

Sol talks about how the Nazi’s first target was the communist before turning their attention to the Jewish people. CLICK HERE to see Sol’s Short Story on how his cousins almost made it to the United States at the beginning of the Holocaust, but ultimately ended up in Auschwitz in The Holocaust Category! CLICK HERE to…

Glory Maria Posey

Glory Marie Posey – Building Marble Falls

Glory Marie Posey’s grandfather built the Texas town of Marble Falls, often referred to as The Blind Man’s Town, after he was blinded in the Civil War. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jim & Peg Ong

Jim & Peg Ong – Night Patrol

Jim and Peg Ong talk about a funny experience Jim had while on night patrol during World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Maurice Ashkinaz

Maurice Ashkinaz – Lead Plane in Formation Shot Down

Maurice talks about the lead plane in his formation being shot down during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Maury’s Short Story where he talks about the difference between Hollywood and actually flying over Europe during WWII in the WWII in Europe and Home Category! CLICK HERE to see Maury’s Short Story where he talks about…

Bill Wilhoit

Bill Wilhoit – Kamikaze Target

Bill gives a harrowing account of the time he locked eyes with a Kamikaze fighter. CLICK HERE to see Bill’s Short Story on how he heard the gun shots fired in an attempt to assassinate President Truman in the President Memories Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on how he was at Normandy on D-Day and Okinawa…

Joe Applewhite

Joe Applewhite – The Chinese Attacked

CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on his great grandfather during and after the Civil War, including the start of sharecropping in the Slavery & Segregation Category! CLICK HERE to see Applewhite’s full Oral History! Born in 1928 Raised in New Albany, MS Army Korean War Filmed in Dallas, TX in 2014

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

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

Ward Hughes

Ward Hughes – 82nd Airborne Infantry

Ward Hughes was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Infantry and 325th Infantry Regiment in the Battle of the Bulge. His first mission was cancelled due to George Patton’s army overrunning their drop zone. His next mission to take hold of and retain the Nijmegen Bridge was successful though. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral…

Paul J Fouts

Paul Fouts – Experiences During WWII

Paul discusses some of his experiences from serving in Italy during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Paul’s first Oral History! CLICK HERE to see Paul’s Second Oral History! CLICK HERE to see Paul’s Short Story on how his partner came upon the mob just after they killed and hung Italian Prime Minister Mussolini in the WWII – In…

Clare Islip

Clare Islip – British Rationing During WWII

Clare describes what it was like to live with the severe rationing of food, petrol, and housing that took place in the UK during and after WWII. CLICK HERE to see Clare’s Short Story on how she was evacuated from London in anticipation of air raids in the WWII – In Europe and at Home Category! CLICK HERE…

Desmond Fuller

Desmond Fuller – Marines in Iwo Jima

Desmond Fuller was in the first wave of Marines who landed in Iwo Jima on February 19th, 1945 and was wounded the very first day. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Alex Jonas

Alex Jonas – Flu during World War II

Alex Jonas was supposed to go on a training flight one night with his crew, but he had come down with the flu and had a raging fever so they made him stay at camp. The plane ended up crashing into mountains and everyone on board died. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on…

Ted Waller

Ted Waller – Surrender of the South Pacific

Ted Waller narrates the ceremony of the Japanese surrender of the South Pacific. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Evan Blakely DDS 2

Evan Blakely – Value of a Fox Hole During War

Evan Blakely was at an air base in France during WWII in support of the Battle of the Bulge when he learned the value of a deep fox hole. 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

Jim Reed

Jim Reed – Saving People

Jim Reed shares what it was like saving people and the special little girl he met while giving out rations during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Jim’s Short Story on his 26 days in Iwo Jima including a sneak attack on his first day. By the end of his time there, 6,821 US Soldiers were…