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.

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.

Lowell Culver

Lowell Culver – Friday the 13th

Lowell Culver’s next to last bombing mission over Germany convinced him that Friday the 13th is not an unlucky day. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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…

Weldon Mills

Weldon Mills – Under Attack

Weldon Mills describes what it was like being under attack during World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Henry Emmitt Barksdale

Henry “Emmitt” Barksdale – Live Shell Explosion at Feet

Henry talks about how a live shell exploded at his feet while he was in Iwo Jima. CLICK HERE to see his full Oral History.

Raymond Bass

Raymond Bass – Scariest Moment

Raymond shares the scariest moment he experienced during WWII. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about his family struggles during The Great Depression in The Great Depression Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about his grandparents coming from Czechoslovakia to join the land rush in Oklahoma in the General Subjects & Everyday Life…

Don Saddler

Don Saddler – Never Relax in War

Don talks about how where he was stationed was a hotspot for mortars to hit, but it had calmed down when he got there. Right when they started to relax things went wrong. CLICK HERE to see Don’s Short Story on his missions flying cargo planes in Vietnam in the Vietnam War Category! CLICK HERE to…

Ted Waller

Ted Waller – Naval Battles

Ted Waller enlisted in the Navy the day after Pearl Harbor. Within 45 days he was aboard ship and going to participate in the Battle of the Coral Sea. He was in a total of 18 Naval battles during World War II. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Henry Hank Richards

Henry “Hank” Richards – France

Hank Richards celebrated his 19th birthday on the frontlines in France during World War II, complete with fireworks. He goes on to speak highly of his Platoon commander, Lt. Rucker, whom risked gun fire to go speak with and encourage other soldiers. 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…

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

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 Reed

Jim Reed – Iwo Jima

Jim Reed, a Browning Automatic Rifle assistant, tells the story of 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 dead and about 17,000 wounded. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jack Neal – Puff the Magic Dragon

Jack Neal shares about the crazy experiences he had on his birthday in the Vietnam war and meeting the gun ship called Puff the Magic Dragon. CLICK HERE to see Jack’s Short Story on how in Vietnam he wrote letters to himself in the Vietnam Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about finding out…

Ted Waller

Ted Waller – Surrender of the South Pacific

Ted Waller narrates the ceremony of the Japanese surrender of the South Pacific. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Max Edward Tonkon

Max Edward Tonkon – Hiding under a Civil War Wagon

Max Edward Tonkon talks about how his great aunt hid under a wagon at five years old when General Sherman and his troops passed on their march to the sea during the Civil War. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

A J Mills

AJ Mills – Plane Formation Split Up and Commander Down

AJ talks about his formation being fired on and his commander going down. CLICK HERE to see AJ’s Short Story about a multi-plane crash that almost took him down in the WWII – Europe and At Home Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story where he recalls his company, Executive Charter, having an impressive clientele…

Eli Davidsohn

Eli Davidsohn – Bolivian Revolution of 1952

Eli Daivdsohn was caught in the middle of the Bolivian Revolution as a young boy. When the mines were nationalized, his father was transferred to Peru so he was with his aunt when the Revolution started. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about how his family was lucky enough to be able to escape from…

Bernie Dworkin

Bernie Dworkin – Working on a Destroyer

Bernie Dworkin talks about his experiences working on the USS C.H. Roan (DD853), a Destroyer ship, during the Korean War. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Marjorie Corbin

Marjorie Corbin – Close Call

Marjorie Corbin talks about her husband, Richard Corbin, who was in the special services of the Army during World War II. He was placed in a foxhole in Italy where he was found by German soldiers who forced him onto a train to be a Prisoner of War, but he quickly escaped. CLICK HERE to…