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.

Renee Stanley

Renee Stanley – London

Renee Stanley and her little brother were evacuated out of London in 1939, a few months prior to WWII beginning. She discusses the hardships of being separated from her parents, dealing with the culture shock of her new home, and having to attend a little country school house as opposed to her large school back…

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

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…

Lois Goldberg

Lois Goldberg – Pearl Harbor

Lois Goldberg was visiting her aunt in Boston when she heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

John Terry Smith MD

Dr. John Terry Smith – USS Indianapolis

Dr. John Smith, a former Navy soldier, relates the story of the USS Indianapolis that brought atomic bomb components to Guam and was then sunk by a Japanese torpedo. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Nadeem Khan-Brother’s undercover operation

Nadeem Kahn tells about how his brother used his culture and race to go undercover in Pakistan to help fight terrorism in the United States and how it all went wrong. CLICK HERE to see Nadeem’s full Oral History CLICK HERE to see Nadeem’s short story about how his father survived being surrounded by 50…

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 watch the full Oral History

Dick Hamann

Richard “Dick” Hamann – Fidel Castro

Dick Hamann had a harrowing experience with Fidel Castro’s revolutionaries when he was stationed at Guantanamo Bay in the Navy. CLICK HERE to watch 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.

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

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

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