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.

Mike Tinghitella

Mike Tinghitella – VJ Day

Mike Tinghitella recalls sneaking down during a Brooklyn Block party celebrating VJ Day and seeing party goers spot a Sailor and hoist him up to praise him. 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…

Harold Culver- Running Army Communications

Harold Culver Talks about some of the trouble he went through to run coding and de-coding operations during the Vietnam War.   CLICK HERE to see Harold Culvers full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Harold Culvers Featured Short about his “explosive” welcome to Vietnam. CLICK HERE to see Harold Culvers Featured Short about one of his…

Jim Clutts

Jim Clutts – Single Flight Mission

Jim Clutts was a navigator of a B-29 on only one mission during World War II, but it was a very special mission. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jim Graham

Jim Graham – Scary Moment Flying a B-17

Jim Graham flew 35 bombing missions across France and Germany during World War II. He recounts his scariest experience which happened when an 8.8 flak, an anti aircraft shell, went off right under the aircraft and filled the plane with smoke. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Seymour Farber – B-29 Crashes

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 in the Short Story category, WWII- In the Pacific! CLICK HERE to see Seymour’s story about a couple who grew up…

Civil War

Civil War Compilation

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Sonny Hacker

Sonny Hacker – Hurricane Hunting

Sonny Hacker flew on VJ-2 Hurricane Hunting missions in the Navy from 1953-55. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Rozina Valimsky

Rozina Vlasimski – German Occupation

Rozina Vlaminski grew up in Czechoslovakia and witnessed the entirety of World War II. She watched her government be taken over by Communism which labeled her “Unreliable” and was forced to work. She soon ran away to Germany in the dead of night. 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

Dr George Sibley

George Sibley – Orthopedic Surgeon

George Sibley lost an eye in World War I which caused him to lose job opportunities, so he used the GI bill to go to medical school and become an Orthopedic Surgeon. CLICK HERE to watch 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

Peter Winston

Peter Winston – Electronic Countermeasures

CLICK HERE to see Peter’s full Oral History!

Brad Keith

Brad Keith – German Underground

Brad Keith’s Uncle, a navigator on a bomber plane, was shot down and quickly went into hiding under a road. One day a young German girl discovered him and returned with a sandwich for him to eat. Her father went to find him, took him back to his house and smuggled him across to a…

Dana Carroll – Segregation in the Military

Dana describes what it was like to serve in the segregated Army, and the feeling when President Truman finally integrated the Armed Forces. CLICK HERE to see Dana’s Short Story on how he received the Purple Heart, in the Korean War Short Story Category! CLICK HERE to see his full Oral History! Born in 1918…

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…

Bob Northington

Bob Northington – Korea and Okinawa

Bob Northington talks about his service during World War II in Korea and Okinawa. He also talks about his brother who flew a PT-13 in the Air Force. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Lenore Farber Part 2

Lenore Farber – WWII Scrapbook

Lenore Farber talks about how she kept a scrapbook of the letters she received from her husband during the war and the newspaper headlines that correlated with the letters. Her husband, Seymour, did a total of 17 missions over Japan flying a B-29. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Hal Power

Hal Power – Honor Medals

Hal Power’s honor medals – a break down. He received a Combat Infantry Badge, two Bronze Stars with “V” for Valor, Good Conduct Medal, four Purple Hearts, German-Held Prisoner of War medal, and many more. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Charles Alford

Charles Alford – Battle of the Bulge

Charles Alford talks about being unprepared in Bastogne, stumbling unpon Buchenwald, the horrors he saw in the concentration camp, and being a Liberator in the Battle of the Bulge. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about how he enlisted in the Army, but first had to try and cheat on the Eye Exam, in…