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    • Donald J. Perrault's journal

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; War diaries
    • Donald J. Perrault's journal of the time he spent in Vietnam. The date of the first entry is Oct. 8, 1968, and the last entry is Oct. 4,1969.
    • 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 Thomas Bengtson recorded in 2006.

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps; Basic training (Military education);
    • Interview conducted by Chad Embry. Thomas Bengston joined the United States Marine Corps in 1974 and attended basic training in San Diego, CA. Bengston describes basic training as similar to what is seen in films that depict Marine Corps...
    • Oral history interview with Patrick Joseph Fay recorded on 2010 Nov. 19.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Purple Heart;
    • Interview conducted by Dana Meinke. Patrick Joseph Fay was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. He had been living in Weymouth, Mass. After induction at Ft. Devens, he was sent to basic training, and then Officer Candidate School. In August of...
    • Oral history interview with Nicholas J. Byrne, Jr. recorded 2010 Apr. 14

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps -- Infantry.;
    • Interview conducted by Daniela Signorello. Nicholas J. Byrne enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1965. He went to basic training at Parris Island (S.C.), and then infantry training at Camp Lejeune (N.C.). During the interview Byrne explains...
    • Oral history interview with Champa Nankati recorded 2010 Jun. 3

    • Laos. Royal Lao Army; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, Lao; Concentration camps; Pathet Lao;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Champa Nankati fought with the Royal Lao Army during the Vietnam War. He joined in 1967, and worked undercover for both the Laotian and United States Army in Burma, helping to discover the amount and the...
    • Oral history interview with Connie Nappier Jr. recorded 2006 Mar. 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans; Freeman Field Mutiny, Ind., 1945; Mitchell bomber; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Tuskegee Airmen, Inc
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Connie Nappier, Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps after graduating high school in 1943. He wanted to be part of the Tuskegee Experiment, the program the Air Corps had set up to train African American...
    • 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 William J. Huebner recorded 2004 Feb. 22

    • Korean War, 1950-1953; War correspondents; United States. Army; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- New Guinea; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives,...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Huebner was drafted into the U.S. Army in March of 1943 at the age of 17. He originally signed up with the Army Air Corps, but his vision deteriorated after flight training. He then volunteered for the...
    • Oral history interview with William Dean Kleinert recorded 2003 Nov. 20

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Tan Son Nhut Air Base; Photography, Military; Soldiers -- Drug use -- Vietnam
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Kleinert was in law school when he was given a draft date of November 20, 1968. He instead chose to enlist in the Air Force before the draft date so he could delay his enrollment. He was opposed to the...
    • Oral history interview with Mary Doyle Keefe recorded on 29 Feb. 2008

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Women -- Employment -- United States -- History -- 20th century; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Signs and symbols -- United States; Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978; Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978....
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Mary Doyle Keefe posed for Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter” painting at the age of 20. She grew up in Arlington, VT, where she worked with her mother at the telephone company. The Rockwell family...
    • Oral history interview with Thomas Spada recorded 2007 Oct. 19

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Prisoners of war -- Korea (North);
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Thomas Spada was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1950. He had moved to Winsted, Ct from Italy just two years earlier. He went to four months of basic training at Fort Dix, NJ before going to Seattle, Washington...
    • Oral history interview with William H. Phillips recorded 2006 Oct. 4

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military reconnaissance; Purple Heart; United States. Army. Special Forces; Tet Offensive, 1968; Ho Chi Minh Trail; Veterans -- United States -- Mental...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. William Phillips joined the U.S. Army in 1963 at the age of 18, with the goal of having a career in the military. He attended basic training at Fort Jackson, SC which lasted for 12 weeks. He then went to Fort...
    • Oral history interview with Edwin M. Lavitt recorded on 2009 June 26

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; B-24 bomber; Distinguished Flying Cross (Medal);
    • Interview conducted by Gregg Cerosky. Edwin Lavitt joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943. He joined because of a sense of duty to his country. He went to Nashville, Tenn. for basic training, and then went to Montgomery, Ala. for pre-flight...
    • Oral history interview with Ethel Smith recorded on 2009 May 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- New Jersey -- Interviews; Women and the military; United States. Army -- Nurses -- Interviews; Military nurses;
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Ethel Smith joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in 1944 while she was working at Orange Memorial Hospital. Her parents were upset that she had joined, but she felt that she wanted to explore the world, and...
    • Oral history interview with Veasna Rouen recorded on 2009 Jan. 14

    • War on Terrorism, 2001 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Infantry;Taliban;
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Veasna Rouen enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1998. He describes boot camp as an experience which, in the long run, built up his self esteem. He was sent to Afghanistan after September 11, to help in...
    • Oral history interview with Doris Ross recorded on 2009 June 2.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; United States. Army Nurse Corps; Military nursing;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Doris Ross and a friend enlisted in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps just after obtaining their nursing licenses in 1944. She went to basic training at Fort Dix, NJ, and did her army nursing training at the psychiatric...
    • Oral history interview with Richard F. Hill recorded 2008 July 14

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Sea life; Destroyers (Warships); United Service Organizations (U.S.);
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Richard Hill enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, with his parent’s permission. Although World War II had ended, he was still anxious to join. He went to basic training at Camp Peary, Va., and from there...
    • Oral history interview with Richard Metzger recorded on 2008 Dec. 8

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Submarine forces
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Richard Metzger enlisted in the United States Navy in August of 1941, but was not accepted because his draft status was such that he was supposed to remain at his job in manufacturing in order to support the war...
    • Oral history interview with William Bormolini recorded 2008 Nov. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; C-47 (Transport Plane); Flight crews;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. William Bormolini joined the U.S. Army Air Corps during Christmas break in his first semester of college. He was called into active duty in May of 1943, and went to basic training in Miami Beach, Fl. He then went...

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