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.

Nadeem Khan- Father gets one last Chance

Nadeem Khan tells about when his father was in Pakistan (India at the time) during WWII and was the last man standing on his side. He tells the story of how his father’s bravery and a smoking machine gun saved his life. CLICK HERE to see Nadeem’s full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Nadeem’s…

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

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

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.

Harold Culver- Hit by a Rocket

Harold Culver talks about his final minutes in Vietnam and how he survived being in a building that was hit by an enemy rocket.   CLICK HERE to see Harold Culvers full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Harold Culvers Featured Short about some of the trouble he went through to run coding and de-coding operations…

Ruth Evans

Ruth Evans – WWII Suicide Mission

Ruth talks about her husband’s service during WWII, including the time he was sent on a suicide mission. CLICK HERE to see Ruth’s Short Story about JFK’s assassination, meeting John Glenn, the 1969 Moon Landing, and friends lost on 9/11, in the Kennedy Presidency and the 60s/70s Category! CLICK HERE to see her full Oral…

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

Marylyn Andrews

Marylyn Andrews – Japanese Students

Marylyn talks about how her Japanese classmates were treated during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Marylyn’s Short Story about her first TV in the Great Inventions Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

Carl Taber

Carl Taber – 7th Medical Supply Depot

Carl Taber served in North Africa, Italy and France during World War II with the 7th Medical Supply Depot. He said he experienced bombings so regularly that if they weren’t being bombed, he couldn’t sleep. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Daniel Lester Rosenberg

Daniel Lester Rosenberg – World War II in the Pacific

Daniel Rosenberg served in the Pacific during World War II. 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 basic training in the WWII – In the Pacific…

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

Lenore Farber Part 2

Lenore Farber – WWII Scrapbook

Lenore Farber talks about how she kept a scrapbook of the letters she received from her husband during the war and the newspaper headlines that correlated with the letters. Her husband, Seymour, did a total of 17 missions over Japan flying a B-29. 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

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.

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…

Harry Icke

Harry Icke – Pilot Rescue

Harry Icke, a Forward Air Controller, was involved in the rescue of a downed pilot in Vietnam. He worked alongside a Navy Seal named Tom Norris who later recieved the Medal of Honor for the rescue. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

James "Jim" Hardwick

Jim Hardwick – Pearl Harbor

James “Jim” Hardwick woke up after attending a Luau to the attack on Pearl Harbor. He went on to see combat 9 times after that day. CLICK HERE to see Jim’s Short Story on being torpedoed by enemy ships in the WWII – In The Pacific Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jerry Benjamin

Jerry Benjamin – Jewish War Veterans

Jerry Benjamin is an active leader in the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, thanks to his wife’s prodding. 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