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.

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

John Niland

John Niland – Saving Private Ryan

John Niland found out that the movie “Saving Private Ryan” was loosely based on his uncle during World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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…

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…

Lowell Culver

Lowell Culver – Friday the 13th

Lowell Culver’s next to last bombing mission over Germany convinced him that Friday the 13th is not an unlucky day. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Phillip Norton

Phillip Norton – Miracle on the Battlefield

Phillip shares the greatest miracle he experienced during the Vietnam War. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Sonny Hacker

Sonny Hacker – Hurricane Hunting

Sonny Hacker flew on VJ-2 Hurricane Hunting missions in the Navy from 1953-55. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jack Douglass JD Ashabranner

Jack Douglas “JD” Ashabranner – SOS Over Japan

CLICK HERE to see JD’s Short Story on his experience in the Navy during the Korean War in the Korean War Category! CLICK HERE to see JD’s full Oral History! Born in 1931 Raised in Burnet, TX Navy Korean War Filmed in Dallas, TX in 2016

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

Dick Hamann

Richard “Dick” Hamann – Fidel Castro

Dick Hamann had a harrowing experience with Fidel Castro’s revolutionaries when he was stationed at Guantanamo Bay in the Navy. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jim Reed

Jim Reed – Iwo Jima

Jim Reed, a Browning Automatic Rifle assistant, tells the story of 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 dead and about 17,000 wounded. CLICK HERE to see Jim’s Short Story about saving people and befriending a young…