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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 Francis O. Cunningham recorded 2006 Mar 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; Marriage; Rationing -- United States;
    • Interview conducted by Darcey Cunningham. Interview contains stories by both Francis O. "Ham" Cunningham, and Mary "Polly" Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham was recruited in 1941, while in his senior year at UCONN, into the Marine Corps Officer...
    • Oral history interview with Albert A. D'Amico recorded 2006 Nov. 27

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Albert D’Amico was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943, but because he was too thin, they would not accept him, and sent him back home to New Britain, Ct. However, he found that the Navy would accept him, and...
    • Oral history interview with Lawrence A. "Mike" Busha recorded 2004 Mar. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Busha enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on September 1, 1943. He chose the Marine Corps because of its reputation for "being the best", according to Busha. After basic training on Parris Island (SC), Busha...
    • Oral history interview with Edward J. Bartek recorded 2006 Apr. 5

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care; United States. Navy -- Electrician's mates ; Veterans -- United...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Edward J. Bartek enlisted in the U.S. Navy, in 1939, at the age of 18 after spending two years in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He joined the navy in order to see the world, but in fact spend the majority...
    • 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 John F. Croce recorded 2010 Jul. 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Iwo Jima; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mariana Islands; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Marshall...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. John F. Croce enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 while he was a sophomore in college. He went to basic training at Parris Island (S.C.), and then radio school at Camp Lejeune (N.C.). He was then sent to...
    • 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...
    • 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 Robert B. August recorded 2005 Feb. 23

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Robert B. August originally enlisted in the Naval Air Corps while a student at Yankton College and washed out in flight training. To qualify for a commission, he completed his degree in three years. In August...
    • Oral history interview with William S. Theaker recorded 2004 Feb. 5

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Army. Special Forces;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Theaker enlisted in the U.S. Army in May of 1964 after finishing two years of college. He enlisted before any sign of war in Vietnam appeared. He attended basic training at Fort Dix (NJ). From there he went to...
    • Oral history interview with Vanessa A. Marshall recorded 2006 Sep. 13

    • Women and the military; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army -- Nurses -- Interviews; Yale University; Harvard University; United States. Army -- Military life; Military...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Vanessa A. Marshall enlisted in the United States Army in 1964. She entered the army as an officer, because she had already obtained a Bachelors degree in nursing and had five years of experience. She joined...
    • Oral history interview with Willie J. Macon recorded 2004 Feb. 19

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; African American soldiers -- Philippines; United States. Army -- Military life; World War, 1939-1945 --...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Willie Macon was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 19. He went to Camp Upton in Long Island, NY for basic training. From there he was shipped to California, and then Manila. He worked for the...
    • 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 Caleb Penniman recorded on 2009 Jan. 15.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; B-24 bomber; United States. Air Force -- Aerial gunners; Tokyo Rose, 1916-2006;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Caleb Penniman enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force just after graduating high school in 1943. Since he was found to be color blind, he was unable to be a pilot, but was accepted to be part of a B-24 crew. He went...
    • Oral history interview with Nicholas P. Greci recorded 2008 Feb. 23

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Iwo Jima; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; United States. Coast Guard. Combat Veterans;...
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Nicholas P. Greci joined the U.S. Coast Guard after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He went to basic training in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY. He was then sent to St. Augustine, FL for beach patrol duty. Greci...

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