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.

Gigi McWhirter

Mary Gene “Gigi” McWhirter – Battle of the Bulge

Gigi McWhirter’s husband was a paratrooper who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. She recounts him blowing up a bridge and losing an eye as well as being covered in shrapnel. He was the captain of his platoon and claims the worst part was having to push people out of the plane when they…

Fritz Dietrich

Fritz Dietrich – WWII and Family

Fritz talks about growing up on a farm during WWII. CLICK HERE to watch Fritz’s full Oral History!

Eileen Kreisler

Eileen Kreisler – Air Raid Drills During WWII

Eileen Kreisler talks about having to be in complete dark during air raid drills in her New York City apartment during World War II. She remembers traffic lights having slits in them to dampen the amount of light given off and being able to only use dim headlights. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral…

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

Kimberly Archie – Differences in Perspectives

Kimberly Archie talks about some of the struggles her father faced while serving in the military including racial segregation among the troops. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History

Lester Burgman – Meeting Bob Feller on the Front Lines

Lester Burgman met Bob Feller, who was on a Navy baseball team, during his service in WWII and changed his mind about his favorite baseball team. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Bob Warren

Bob Warren – D-Day

Bob Warren recalls learning that he and five other soldiers were being sent on another mission to replace the pilots they were going to lose on D-Day. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bonny Joy

Bonnie Joy – Uncle Returning from War

Bonnie Joy recounts seeing her uncle arriving home from World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Robert Armstrong

Robert Armstrong – General MacArthur

Robert Armstrong was a pilot for General MacArthur during the Korean War. 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

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.

Joseph Berg Jr

Joseph Berg Jr. – Waking Up with a Live Shell

Joseph woke up in a foxhole with a live shell. 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 at Home Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about working with nuclear cores and how they could not assemble nuclear…

Jack Turley

Jack Turley – Guadalcanal

Jack Turley talks about only being able to carry three days worth of food leading to living off Japanese rice, Japanese soldiers ruining water around the area, and Japanese soldiers continuously bombing the air strip Jack and his crew were building. He says the scariest moments for him were when he’d lose friends during his…

Fiske Hanley

Fiske Hanley II – Japanese Prisoner of War

Fiske Hanley II was a Japanese prisoner due to his war crimes who escaped death three times. He talks about running into a former classmate in one of the prisons. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Howard Cox

Howard Cox – Scariest Moments in Korea

Howard describes his close-calls while in combat during the Korean War. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History!

Don Saddler

Don Saddler – Never Relax in War

Don talks about how where he was stationed was a hotspot for mortars to hit, but it had calmed down when he got there. Right when they started to relax things went wrong. CLICK HERE to see Don’s Short Story on his missions flying cargo planes in Vietnam in the Vietnam War Category! CLICK HERE to…

A J Mills

AJ Mills – Multi-Plane Crash

AJ talks about piloting a plane during WWII and narrowly missing a crash in which several other planes went down. CLICK HERE to see AJ’s Short Story about his formation being fired on and his commander going down in the WWII – Europe and At Home Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story where he…

Seymour Farber – Survival Kit

Seymour Farber’s survival kit from World War II has some interesting items included in it. Seymour Farber recounts the catastrophic number of B-29 airplane crashes and the hundreds of lives lost during WWII.   CLICK HERE to see Seymour share various stories from WWII including tales from Pearl Harbor! CLICK HERE to see Seymour’s Short Story…

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…

Al Tyler

Al Tyler – Philippines Mission World War II

Al Tyler was one of the three B-25s that were shot down on a tree top bombing mission over the Philippines in World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History