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.

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.

George Vines – Testing the First Rounds of Penicillin During World War II

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

Jim & Peg Ong

Jim & Peg Ong – Working at a Prisoner of War Enclosure

Jim and Peg Ong talk about the Prisoner of War Enclosure that Jim worked at during World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Prindible

Bill Prindible – WWII Navigation Technology

Bill Prindible remembers the primitive navigation technology of the troop carrier planes of World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Prindible

Bill Prindible – Close call on a Plane

Bill Prindible talks about how his plane was hit with an anti-aircraft shell that miraculously never exploded. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Eli Davidsohn

Eli Davidsohn – Bolivian Revolution

Eli Daivdsohn was caught in the middle of the Bolivian Revolution CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Buzz Peterman

Buzz Peterman – Survival School

Buzz Peterman had to go through survival school before heading to Vietnam. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Liesel Masek

Elizabeth “Liesel” Masek – East and West Germany

Liesel Masek talks about her experience in East Germany as a child, and how West Germany was having a completely different experience. 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. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Evan Blakely DDS 2

Evan Blakely – Value of a Fox Hole

Evan Blakely was at an air base during WWII in France in support of the Battle of the Bulge when he learned the value of a deep fox hole. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Charles Wisler

Charles Wisler – Air Force Training

Charles Wisler talks about his Air Force training experience. 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. 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

Joseph Berg Jr

Joseph Berg Jr. – World War II Service

Joseph Berg’s grandmother had a unique concern about Joe’s service in World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Clare Islip

Clare Islip – London Evacuation

Clare Islip was evacuated from London in anticipation of air raids. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Dr George Sibley

George Sibley – Orthopedic Surgeon

George Sibley lost an eye in World War I, and then used the GI bill to go to medical school and become an Orthopedic Surgeon. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

Joe Applewhite

Joe Applewhite – Sharecropping

Joe Applewhite relates the story of his great grandfather during and after the Civil War, including the start of sharecropping. 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

Bill Wilhoit

Bill Wilhoit – Normandy on D-Day

Bill Wilhoit served in both the Atlantic and the Pacific during World War II. He was at Normandy on D-Day and Okinawa later in the war. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History