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    • Oral history interview with Raymond Avery recorded on 2009 Feb. 7

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Leopoldville (Ship); Shipwrecks -- English Channel.
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Raymond Avery was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944. He went to basic training at Sheppard Field, Texas, and after completion, he was informed that he would be transferred to the U.S. Army...
    • Oral history interview with Richard G. Smith recorded on 2004 Sept. 21

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; United States. Marine Corps; Basic training (Military education); Military reconnaissance; Radio operators
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Richard Smith enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1966 after a semester of college. He joined for a variety of reasons. Smith had his basic training on Parris Island (SC) which he vividly remembers...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Richard G. Smith recorded on 2004 Sept. 21

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; United States. Marine Corps; Basic training (Military education); Military reconnaissance; Radio operators
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Richard Smith enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1966 after a semester of college. He joined for a variety of reasons. Smith had his basic training on Parris Island (SC) which he vividly remembers...
    • Oral history interview with Mario J. Portera recorded 2008 Sep. 22

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; United States. Army -- Military life;
    • Interview conducted by Joshua Randorf and Eileen Hirst. Mario Portera was drafted in 1942 into the U.S. Army during World War II. He was one of ten brothers, three of whom died in childhood. During World War II, all seven brothers were drafted into...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Joseph A. Hatala

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Bailey bridges
    • Typed synopsis of video interview with Joseph A. Hatala conducted by Eileen Hurst. The interview details Hatala's experiences in the army during World War II.
    • Oral history interview with Robert Cerosky recorded on 2009 Feb. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Typhoons -- Guam
    • Interview conducted by Bill Piccolo. Robert Cerosky enlisted in the United States Navy in 1944. He was commissioned as an Ensign in 1946. He served in the South Pacific, where he was an officer on a weather station/ship. Their job was to...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Robert V. Ferguson

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- United States -- Mental health; United States. Army; Veterans' hospitals -- Connecticut;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Ferguson was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 21. Originally drafted for 18 months, he later found that his draft period had been extended and he would remain in the service for an additional 4...
    • Oral history interview with Robert V. Ferguson recorded on 2004 July 29

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- United States -- Mental health; United States. Army; Veterans' hospitals -- Connecticut;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Ferguson was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 21. Originally drafted for 18 months, he later found that his draft period had been extended and he would remain in the service for an additional 4...
    • Oral history interview with Norman C. Southergill recorded on 2005 June 17

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army. Engineer Combat Battalion, 150th; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Germany; Prisoners of war -- Germany; Armed forces -- Insignia;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Southergill was drafted into the U.S. Army in March of 1943. He originally volunteered for the Army Air Corps; however, the army placed him in an engineering battalion instead. Southergill was a tool keeper,...
    • Oral history interview with Phillip T. Davidson recorded on 2009 Apr. 16

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Sea life; Basic training (Military education);Columbia (Cruiser)
    • Interview conducted by Sarah Lawson. Phillip Davidson joined the U.S. Navy while he was at boarding school in Massachusetts. He was only 16 years old and required his parent’s signature in order to join. He thought of the navy as a “great...
    • Oral history interview with Ernest Rettig recorded on 2009 May 19

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers;
    • Interview conducted by Marcy Cain. Ernest Rettig was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942. He was sent to basic training in Camp Blanding, Fla. He was set to be a part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After his regular army training, he was...
    • Oral history interview with Louis A. Bianco on 2005 Dec. 11

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Navy -- Postal Service; U.S.S. John W. Weeks (DD-701)
    • Interview conducted by Arianne Salcito. Louis A. Bianco was drafted on his 18th birthday, and travelled to New Haven, with some friends from Waterbury, to undergo tests and a physical. He was able to join the U.S. Navy, and in January of 1944,...
    • Oral history interview with Eric A. Eaton recorded 2005 Dec. 3

    • Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps; Infantry;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Eric Eaton enlisted in the Marine Corps the day after his 16th birthday in 1985. Because of his young age he had to sign up for the delayed entry program, which meant that he wouldn't go to boot camp until his...
    • Oral history interview with Morton N. Katz recorded 2006 Nov. 15

    • Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Wobbelin (Concentration Camp); World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • Interview conducted by Erin Carll. Morton N. Katz was commissioned into the U.S. Army through the reserves program in 1940. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was ordered to attend training in Fort Benning, Ga. He completed infantry training...
    • Oral history interview with Sarando Giftos recorded on 2008 February 2

    • Tarawa (Aircraft Carrier: CV-40); United States. Navy -- Firemen; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
    • Interview conducted by Jane L. Natoli. Sarando Giftos enlisted in the naval reserves in March of 1945, and was called into active duty just a month later. He went to the Sampson Naval training station in New York for his basic training, and then...
    • Oral history interview with Katherine V. Tierney Leahy recorded on 2005 Oct. 8

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945; Military nursing -- United States -- History; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Katherine Leahy enlisted in the U.S. Navy, as a nurse in 1934. She lived in Bridgeport, CT at the time. Before joining the Navy she was a registered nurse working in a public hospital. She graduated with...

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