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.

Edward Kersten

Edward Kersten – Integration of the Army

Edward Kersten remembers the day Harry Truman mandated a Presidential order to completely integrate the military. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Dr. Murray Heimberg-Prisoner of War

Dr. Murray Heimberg discusses being a Prisoner of War and German’s stripping him of his unirform before forcing him into labor, and losing 30-40 pounds during his grueling imprisonment. Murray goes on to detail his escape that involves Russian soldiers. CLICK HERE to watch Dr Heimberg’s full Oral Histoy

Seymour Farber – Roosevelt and Pearl Harbor

Seymour Farber believes President Roosevelt let Pearl Harbor happen in order to get the United States into World War II.   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…

Mike Mervosh

Mike “Iron Mike” Mervosh – Rules of Engagement in Vietnam

Mike Mervosh says he was not afraid of the artillery or machine gun fire in Vietnam after sefving in WWII and the Korean War. He also explains the rules of engagement in this video. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about being invited to President Carter’s inauguration in the President Memories Category! CLICK HERE…

Barbara Park

Barbara Park – Coast Guard Enlistment

Barbara Park talks about how she accidentally joined the coast guard. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jack Bradshaw

Jack Bradshaw – Joining the British Royal Air Force

Jack Bradshaw shares about how he joined the British Royal Air Force even though he was an American during WWII. CLICK HERE to see Jack Bradshaw’s Short Story on the Civil War in the Civil War Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about getting lost while flying during WWII in the WWII – In…

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…

Robert Rege

Robert Rege – Pilot Requirements

Robert talks about making his height and weight requirement to become a pilot. CLICK HERE to see Robert’s Short Story where he discusses what it was like being a lab assistant that was trying to develop paint that was undetectable by infrared for the Navy in the General Subjects and Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to…

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.

Ito Perl

Seinwil “Ito” Perl – U-Boat Survivors

Ito Perl talks about how his father would clothe U-Boat accident victims during WWII. 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 and talks about a close call with a Japanese aircraft. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Glenn Ison

Glenn Ison – Twenty-Seven Air Combat Missions

Glenn Ison gives details of the twenty-seven air combat missions he flew with the Air Force during the Korean War. CLICK HERE to see Glenn Ison’s Short Story on the H Bomb Explosion in the Atomic Bomb Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History  

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

Frank Leroux

Frank LeRoux – Vehicle Blown Up

Frank was on his way to get supplies for his team during Vietnam when his vehicle was blown up. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

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

Kimberly Archie – Differences in Perspectives

Kimberly Archie talks about some of the struggles her father faced while serving in the military including racial segregation among the troops. CLICK HERE to see 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. He says they did not have a radar, just a short-range homing device, time and distance, and radio frequencies to guide them. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Buzz Peterman

Buzz Peterman – Mid-Air Collision in Vietnam

Buzz Peterman talks about being hit by a wingman in mid-air and having his bomb rack stick to the wing of the plane during his time 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.

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