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.

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…

Robert Jagers

Bob Jagers – Mines and Appendicitis

Watch as Bob Jagers speaks of the time he alerted a British Air Craft carrier that they were about to fly into a mine, essentially saving everyone on board. During the same deployment, he developed appendicitis and nearly lost his life due to a careless surgeon. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral history.

Buzz Peterman

Buzz Peterman – Survival School For War

Buzz Peterman graduated flight school and survival school before he left for Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) during the Vietnam War. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Daniel Lester Rosenberg

Daniel Lester Rosenberg – World War II in the Pacific

Daniel Rosenberg served in the Pacific during World War II. CLICK HERE to see Daniel’s Short Story about what service to the country meant to him, and why he enlisted, in the WWII – In the Pacific Category! CLICK HERE to see Daniel’s Short Story on basic training in the WWII – In the Pacific…

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

Wib Sutherland

Wib Sutherland – Friend Killed in Korea

Wib talks about his job launching mortars during the Korean War, and when he had to write a friend’s girlfriend about his death. CLICK HERE to see Wib’s Short Story on how his company was mistakenly hit by friendly fire in the Korean War Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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…

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 and talks about a close call with a Japanese aircraft. CLICK HERE to see Bill’s Short Story on how he heard the gun shots fired in an attempt to assassinate…

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.

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!…

Howard Cohen

Howard Cohen – Parachute Belts

Howard Cohen says World War II was financially prosperous for his family due to his father being commissioned by the US Air Force to make parachute belts during World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full oral history

Georgette McGarrah

Georgette Moller McGarrah – Enigma Machine

Georgette Moller McGarrah worked for the British Admiralty during World War II operating a German code breaking machine – the Enigma Machine. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Richard Kingsbury – Missing Planes

  Richard Kingsbury talks about his time in the Navy during the Vietnam war, plane mishaps, and watching bombs be dropped off the coast of Vietnam. CLICK HERE to see Richard’s Short Story about integrated schools! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about first black military science professor! CLICK HERE to see his Short…

John Lucky Luckadoo

John “Lucky” Luckadoo – Losing 12 Fellow Planes

John “Lucky” Luckadoo talks about a scary mission he flew during WWII where he lost 12 of his fellow planes. CLICK HERE to see Lucky’s Amazing Excerpt on the “Bloody 100th” the 100th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force during World War II in the WWII – In Europe and at Home Category! CLICK HERE to watch the…

Bob Northington

Bob Northington – Start of World War II

Bob Northington talks about the start of World War II and how he got involved. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ken Nelson

Ken Nelson – The Hump

Ken Nelson flew cargo from India to China over the Himalayas A.K.A “The Hump”. He was trained using a C-46. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jack Lawler

Jack Lawler – Uncle Was A POW

Jack’s tells his Short Story about his Uncle who was a POW in the Korean War! CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History!

vietnam war

Vietnam War Compilation

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lwf/uploads/_Compilations/VietnamWar_4-5-2016.mp4 Edited in 2016

Aaron Kreisler

Dr. Aaron Kreisler – Case Western Reserve

Aaron Kreisler trained at Case Western Reserve, HQ for the anti-Vietnam movement and met Dr. Spock as well as a Nobel Prize Winner CLICK HERE to see Aaron’s full Oral History 

WWII Pacific

World War II – In the Pacific Compilation

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lwf/uploads/_Compilations/WWII_Pacifc_12-17-15.mp4 Edited 2015