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.

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

Jack Prior

Jack Prior – Nimitz Aircraft

Jack Prior worked for Admiral Rickover designing the Nimitz class aircraft carrier engine room. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Steve Hart

Steve Hart – Eisenhower called him Son

Steve Hart talks about how he flew Eisenhower who was just like a father to him and tells funny stories about George Patton, a General in the US Army. CLICK HERE to see Steve’s Short Story about when he was forced to land in a German minefield in the WWII – In Europe and at…

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…

WWII Euro

World War II – Europe & At Home Compilation

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lwf/uploads/_Compilations/WWII_EuroAtHome_12-17-15.mp4 Edited in 2015

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…

Jack Neal

Jack Neal – Small World in War

Jack met someone after serving in Vietnam who happened to be in the same area as him during an intense moment and he didn’t even know. CLICK HERE to see Jack’s Short Story about the experiences he had on his birthday in Vietnam and Puff the Magic Dragon in the Vietnam Category! CLICK HERE to…

Raymond Bass

Raymond Bass – Scariest Moment

Raymond shares the scariest moment he experienced during WWII. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about his family struggles during The Great Depression in The Great Depression Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about his grandparents coming from Czechoslovakia to join the land rush in Oklahoma in the General Subjects & Everyday Life…

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…

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…

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.

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…

David Arant

Hugh “David” Arant – Winston Churchill’s Words Get him Through a Scary Moment

David Arant found comfort in Winston Churchill’s words, “There is nothing more exhilarating in life than to be shot at with no results.” CLICK HERE to see David’s Short Story on how he met his wife on the school bus in the General Subjects & Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Susan Hall

Susan Hall – Pearl Harbor

Susan Hall remembers the day Pearl Harbor was attacked when she was a little girl. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

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…

Ruth & Wally Cowan

Ruth & Wally Cowan – Flying a B-17

Ruth tells the story about how her husband Wally flew a B-17 with a damaged engine across the English Channel. CLICK HERE to see Ruth & Wally’s Short Story on Wally’s experiences flying during WWII in the WWII – Europe and at Home Category! CLICK HERE to see Ruth & Wally’s Short Story on Law School and…

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…

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

Charles Alford

Charles Alford – Enlisting and Cheating on the Eye Exam

CLICK HERE to see his Short Story the Battle of the Bulge and Liberating a Concentration Camp in the Holocaust and WWII – Europe and at Home Categories! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History