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.

Daniel Lester Rosenberg

David Lester Rosenberg – Marine Bootcamp

David talks about his experience training to be a Marine during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Daniel’s Short Story about what service to the country meant to him, and why he enlisted, in the WWII – In the Pacific Category! CLICK HERE to see Daniel’s Short Story on how he served in the Pacific in the WWII –…

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

Bill Schott – Raising of the US Flag in Iwo Jima

Bill Schott witnessed the raising of the US Flag on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi. 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

Dana Carroll – Segregation in the Military

Dana describes what it was like to serve in the segregated Army, and the feeling when President Truman finally integrated the Armed Forces. CLICK HERE to see Dana’s Short Story on how he received the Purple Heart, in the Korean War Short Story Category! CLICK HERE to see his full Oral History! Born in 1918…

Joseph Berg Jr

Joseph Berg Jr. – Married Over The Phone

Joseph Berg married his wife over the phone after the end of World War II so she would be considered a dependent and come to Japan to live with him. CLICK HERE to see Joseph’s Short Story on how his grandmother had a unique concern about Joe’s service, in the WWII – In Europe and…

George Brewer – Horses in The Army

George Brewer talks about how he took care of horses during the war, and the importance of horses to the generals. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

David Yablong

David Yablong – Witnessing the Japanese sign their surrender to General MacArthur

David Yablong witnessed General MacArthur and the Japanese sign the documents declaring the end of World War II. CLICK HERE to see 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

Alan Waters

Alan Waters – Public Relations Agent for Glenn Miller

Alan Waters was the public relations agent for Glenn Miller and the military band he formed. 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 Short Story about the full integration of the military, and…

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

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

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

Gerry Romanik

Gerry Romanik – Pearl Harbor

Gerry Romanik was just 15 years old when she and her classmates listened to Roosevelt’s speech about Pearl Harbor. She says it felt like the world was a puzzle just falling apart. 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

Luther Fielder

Luther Fielder – Friends Killed in WWII

Luther talks about the scariest moment he had during WWII, when nearly the entire second division on his ship was killed. CLICK HERE to see Luther’s Short Story about smuggling a dog onboard the Mississippi in the World Wars II – In The Pacific Category! CLICK HERE to see his 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…

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!…

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