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    • 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 Luis G. Arguelles recorded on 2009 Dec. 22

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Abu Ghraib Prison; Improvised explosive devices -- Iraq; Purple Heart;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Luis Arguelles enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2003. He went to basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., and was then transferred to Fort Irwin, Ca., a training base for soldiers who were going to be deployed to...
    • Oral history interview with Donald G. Martin recorded 2006 Feb. 23

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; United...
    • Interview conducted by Vincent Roche. Donald Martin was drafted into the U.S. Navy in the spring of 1944. He went to Bainbridge, MD for basic training, and then received an addition 12 weeks of specialized training as a navy hospital corpsman. ...
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Franklin E. Johnson recorded 2007 Apr. 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; Queen Mary (Steamship); Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Pneumonia; Operation Neptune
    • Interview conducted by Shawn Ingraham. Frank Johnson enlisted in the U.S. Army just after his graduation from high school in 1942. Pearl Harbor had been bombed during his senior year of high school, and it was very important to him to become a...
    • Oral history interview with Gulaid Ismail recorded 2007 Jun. 15

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps Reserve; Vehicle bombs; Letter writing;United States. Marine Corps -- Demobilization;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. Guliad Ismail enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves after September 11th, because he believed in the cause. He was activated in 2006, and sent to training at Twenty-nine Palms, in San Diego, for three...
    • Oral history interview with John C. Taylor
 recorded 2008 Jan. 11

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; B-17 bomber;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. John C. Taylor enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942 while he was a sophomore in college. He was activated in February of 1943, and sent to basic training in Atlantic City, NJ. He was then sent to...
    • 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 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 Alfred J. Chapman recorded 2010 Jan. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy. Seabees;
    • Interview conducted by Robert Mastroni. Alfred J. Chapman enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. After a brief time in Sampson, NY, for basic training, he was transferred to Rhode Island for Seabee training. After training had been...
    • 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 Joseph Niedermayer recorded 2009 July 24

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military discharge; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CVA(N) 65)
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Joseph Niedermayer enlisted in the United States Navy in October of 1971. He chose the navy because his draft number was very low, and he wanted to choose the branch of service that he would be a part of...

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