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.

Wib Sutherland

Wib Sutherland – Friendly Fire

Wib Sutherland, who servec in the Korean War, talks about his friend being hit by a mortar and company being shot with friendly fire. 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

Don Saddler

Don Saddler – Cargo Planes in Vietnam

Don Saddler recalls his missions flying cargo planes in Vietnam. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Robert Lamb

Robert “Bob” Lamb – Grandfather in WWI & WWII

Bob Lamb’s grandfather served in WWI and became a Merchant Marine in WWII. He later died when a German submarine shot at him and his crew with a torpedo. CLICK HERE to watch 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

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

Jay Beck MD

Jay Beck, MD – Pearl Harbor

Jay Beck recalls where he was when Pearl Harbor was attacked and some of the changes the nation experienced. He talks about gas rationing and his mother trading the butcher grease for more stamps to get food. CLICK HERE to see his story about a medical trial he was involved in called fever therapy in…

Christina Waller

Christina Waller – Adopted During Vietnam War

Christina Waller talks about the conditions of the orphanage she lived in as a young child. She tells the story of how she was adopted by an American family from Vietnam during the Vietnam war. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Patricia Robinson

Patricia Robinson – France during WWII

Patricia Robinson was in France for study when World War II broke out. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

David Arant

Hugh “David” Arant – Winston Churchill’s Words Get him Through a Scary Moment

David Arant found comfort in Winston Churchill’s words, “There is nothing more exhilarating in life than to be shot at with no results.” CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

David Watson

David Watson – Man on the Moon

David Watson recalls being on a river in Vietnam and looking at the moon and realizing that we had a man on the moon. 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

Harold Culver- Intro to Vietnam

Harold Culver talks about his “explosive” welcome to Vietnam.   CLICK HERE to see Harold Culvers full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Harold Culvers Featured Short 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 Featured Short about one of his…

Christina Waller

Christina Waller – Ameri-Asian Babies in Vietnam

Christina Waller talks about how Ameri-Asian babies were outcasted during the Vietnam war. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Gerry Romanik

Gerry Romanik – Pearl Harbor

Gerry Romanik was just 15 years old when she and her classmates listened to Roosevelt’s speech about Pearl Harbor. She says it felt like the world was a puzzle just falling apart. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Dave Andres – AE: D-Day

Dave Andres shows the original letter that General Eisenhower sent to the troops on the eve of D-Day. 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. 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

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 Robert’s Short Story about his formation being fired on and his commander going down in thhe WWII – Europe and At Home Category! CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Thomas Russell

Thomas Russell – Kamikaze’s Tactics

One of Thomas Russell’s scariest moments was when he was attacked by kamikazes on the hospital ship he steered. Listen to him talk about his near death experience and how Kamikazes worked. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.