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.

Bill Usher

Bill Usher – Reassignment in WWII

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

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

David Maxfield

David Maxfield – Saved by a Battery

David Maxfield had a close call in Vietnam, but was saved by a battery during a fire fight. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Robert Kennard

Robert Kennard – Injury Almost Ended Military Career

Robert talks about the unlikely event that almost ended his military career. CLICK HERE to see Robert’s Short Story where he narrowly escaped a drowning accident when growing up in Ohio in the General Subjects and Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about the greatest inventions of his time in the…

Tase Bailey

Tase Bailey – 1,000 Meters from DMZ

Tase Bailey was in an artillery unit about 1,000 meters from the DMZ in Vietnam. 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

Art Mueller

Art Mueller – Top Secret Missions in the Navy

Art describes his experience participating in classified missions during the Korean War. CLICK HERE to see Arthur “Art” Mueller’s Short Story on corruption in New Jersey, in the Famous or Notorious People Short Story Category! CLICK HERE to see Art’s Short Story on the invention of the Integrated Circuit in the Amazing Inventions Short Story…

Wib Sutherland

Wib Sutherland – Friendly Fire

Wib Sutherland, who servec in the Korean War, talks about his friend being hit by a mortar and company being shot with friendly fire. CLICK HERE to see Wib’s Short Story about having to write his friend’s girlfriend after he was killed by a mortar, in the Korean War Short Story Category! CLICK HERE to…

Thomas Russell

Thomas Russell – Kamikaze’s Tactics

One of Thomas Russell’s scariest moments was when he was attacked by kamikazes on the hospital ship he steered. Listen to him talk about his near death experience and how Kamikazes worked. CLICK HERE to see 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.

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

George Vines – Testing the First Rounds of Penicillin

George Vine’s life was saved by one of the first doses of a drug that is now considered commonplace. CLICK HERE to watch the full Documentary

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

Robert Lumbard

Robert Lumbard – Learning to Drive a Tank in Korea

Robert talks about what it was like to learn to drive a tank during the Korean War. CLICK HERE to see Robert’s full Oral History!

John Pingree

John Pingree – In Combat When Treaty Started

John Pingree was drafted into the frontlines of the Army during the Korean War. Listen to him talk about a year of life in the trenches and witnessing the end of the war. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Raymond Bass

Raymond Bass – Saving Gas While Flying in WWII

Raymond explains how he saved gas while flying a plane on missions during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Raymond’s Short Story where he shares a scary moment in WWII in our Short Story WWII-Europe and at Home Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about his family struggles during The Great Depression in The Great Depression…

Allan Cantor – Shooting During Vietnam War

Allan Cantor speaks about how he felt being faced with shooting a person for the first time during the Vietnam War. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History

John Schmidt – Vietnam Reporters

John Schmidt believes that the reporters caused morale problems among units in Vietnam. 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.

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.