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    • 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 Edmund H. Grandahl on 2005 Dec. 12

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; Military education; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives;
    • Interview conducted by Leah Fleeting. Edmund Grandahl enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943; he enlisted into this branch of the service, because he did not wish to be drafted into the infantry. He attended basic training in Greensboro,...
    • 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 Elliott Gardner recorded 2007 Apr. 16

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • Interview conducted by Allison Kinard. Elliott Gardner was drafted into the U.S. Army on May 7th, 1944. He went to basic training at Fort Dix, NJ and then had additional training in communications at Fort Garden, GA and Fort Campbell, KY. He was...
    • Oral history interview with George H. Cain recorded on 2008 Nov. 14

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- China; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- India; United States. Army Air Corps;
    • Interview conducted by Don Aliff. George Cain enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in December of 1941. He was a senior at Georgetown University at the time, and wanted to become an officer in the army. The summer following his enlistment, he...
    • Oral history interview with Gladys C. Donovan recorded 2006 Nov. 24

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Women and the military; United States. Army. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps; Military discharge;
    • Interview conducted by Brett Bloom. Gladys Donovan was living in East Hartford, CT when she decided to enlist in the United States Army. She wanted to do her part to help the war effort. She was sent to basic training in Fort Oglethorpe, GA, and...
    • Oral history interview with James P. Hurst recorded on 2004 Feb. 16

    • B-24 bomber; United States. Air Force -- Airmen; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives;
    • Interview with James P. Hurst conducted by Eileen Hurst. Hurst enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 17 with the hope of becoming a pilot. He attended basic training in Biloxi, Miss. and then later attended college-level training at UMASS...
    • 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 John J. Higgins on 2007 Oct. 22.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- New Guinea; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps;...
    • Interview conducted by Michelle Delvecchio. John J. Higgins enlisted in the Army National Guard's in May of 1940. Before he enlisted he had been part of the Civilian Conservation Corps for fifteen months. Higgins felt this was an advantage to...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph Raymond Bedard recorded 2009 Dec. 30

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; United States....
    • Interview conducted by John Schuller. Joseph Raymond Bedard was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. After completing basic training and additional training, he was shipped to England on the S.S. Santa Paula, a converted luxury ship. His unit...
    • 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 Louis Miklos recorded 2010 Apr. 13

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Queen Mary (Steamship); B-17 bomber; United States. Air Force -- Aviation mechanics;
    • Interview conducted by Robert Mastroni. Louis Miklos was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps in October of 1941 before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was sent to Fort Devens (Mass.) and then Dow Field (Me.) for basic training, which consisted...
    • Oral history interview with Michael A. Parker recorded 2004 Apr. 16

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Marine Corps;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Parker joined the U.S. Marine Corps on July 22, 1968 just after graduation from high school. He attended boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, and after additional training in North Carolina and...
    • 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 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 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...
    • Oral history interview with Robert J. Romano recorded on 2008 Nov. 16

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Prisoners of war; Purple Heart; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France; United States. Army. Infantry;
    • Interview conducted by Karri Cervero and Ralph Filek. Robert Romano joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and went to basic training at Fort Eustis, Va. He then went to Fort Polk, La. for additional training. In 1944, Romano shipped from Boston to Europe...
    • Oral history interview with Roger B. Jeanfaivre recorded 2006 Mar. 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Alaska -- Aleutian Islands; Attu, Battle of, Alaska, 1943; United States. Navy -- Military Life
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Roger B. Jeanfaivre enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 18. He chose the Navy because he did not want to live in a foxhole like World War I soldiers in the movies had. He went to basic training in...
    • 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 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...

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