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.

Henry Hank Richards

Henry “Hank” Richards – France

Hank Richards celebrated his 19th birthday on the frontlines in France during World War II, complete with fireworks. He goes on to speak highly of his Platoon commander, Lt. Rucker, whom risked gun fire to go speak with and encourage other soldiers. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Sam Kogutt

Sam Kogutt – Battle of the Bulge

Sam Kogutt recounts the time he traveled through Belgium to get to the frontlines in the Battle of the Bulge. He and 20 other American/ British divisions were given 325,000 surrendered German soldiers by the end of it all. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Usher

Bill Usher – In The Vatican

Bill talks about his trip to Rome, while on assignment, where he was able to climb the cupola in the Vatican. CLICK HERE to see Bill’s Short Story about his re-assignment on the USS Randolph during World War II in the WWII – In The Pacific Category! CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Lois Goldberg

Lois Goldberg – Pearl Harbor

Lois Goldberg was visiting her aunt in Boston when she heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ito Perl

Seinwil “Ito” Perl – U-Boat Survivors

Ito Perl talks about how his father would clothe U-Boat accident victims during WWII. 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…

Hy Cohen

Hy Cohen – Boer War

Hy Cohen’s father left Russia at 11 years old and ended up in London where he later joined the British Army. He deployed to South Africa where has was captured by Boers and sent back to London. He ended up being picked up by the Press Gang there and was forced into the Navy. CLICK…

Robert Lamb

Robert “Bob” Lamb – IBM

Bob Lamb’s mother received financial aid from IBM while his father was in the service during WWII. 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!…

Jarl McDaniel – Boston Harbor Scary Moment

Jarl McDaniel remembers his scariest moment in the Navy during World War II at the Boston Harbor. He talks about a complete blackout on the ship and almost being shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

Brad Keith

Brad Keith – German Underground

Brad Keith’s Uncle, a navigator on a bomber plane, was shot down and quickly went into hiding under a road. One day a young German girl discovered him and returned with a sandwich for him to eat. Her father went to find him, took him back to his house and smuggled him across to a…

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

Dr. Murray Heimberg-Prisoner of War

Dr. Murray Heimberg discusses being a Prisoner of War and German’s stripping him of his unirform before forcing him into labor, and losing 30-40 pounds during his grueling imprisonment. Murray goes on to detail his escape that involves Russian soldiers. CLICK HERE to watch Dr Heimberg’s full Oral Histoy

Robert Miller

Robert Miller – Ejecting from Flaming Plane in World War II into Germany

Robert and his crewmates had to jump from their plane when it caught fire and they landed in Germany. They almost got taken as prisoner’s of war (POW) but were saved by the mayor of the town. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Maurice Ashkinaz

Maurice Ashkinaz – Flying Over Europe During WWII

Maurice talks about the difference of flying between Hollywood and flying over Europe during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Maury’s Short Story where he talks about how a gunner on the aircraft helps the pilot avoid anti-aircraft fire in the WWII in Europe and Home Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about the…

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…

Dean Willis

Dean Willis – Honor Flight

Dean Willis took an honor flight trip to Washington DC with other Veterans. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Thomas Russell

Thomas Russell – The Great Wave

Watch as Thomas Russell tells the story of how he steered a large hospital ship through a typhoon in World War II. CLICK HERE to see to see the full Oral History.

Robert Rege

Robert Rege – Pilot Requirements

Robert talks about making his height and weight requirement to become a pilot. CLICK HERE to see Robert’s Short Story where he discusses what it was like being a lab assistant that was trying to develop paint that was undetectable by infrared for the Navy in the General Subjects and Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to…