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    • Oral history interview with William A. O'Neill recorded 2005 Aug. 18

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Korean War, 1950-1953; B-29 bomber; Kadena Air Force Base (Okinawa-shi, Japan); Sheppard Field (Tex.); Lowry Air Force Base (Colo.); United States. Air Force -- Aerial gunners;
    • William A. O'Neill enlisted in the Air Force in September of 1950. He wanted to fight in the Korean War as a pilot. He was unable to train as a pilot, and instead trained to be an aerial gunner. The majority of his basic training was completed at...
    • Group of newly initiated 'shellbacks.'

    • World War, 1939-1945; Trawls and trawling -- Military aspects; Naval ceremonies, honors, and salutes. ; Shellbacks;
    • Sailors participted in Line-crossing ceremony, which sailors were considered 'Polly wogs' prior to their maiden voyage across the equator. Once they across they were initiated as 'shellbacks.' Many sailors depicted are wearing long fake white...
    • American military cemetery on Guadalcanal

    • World War, 1939-1945; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943; Cemeteries -- Guadalcanal
    • The grave in the forefront (24-10) of the photograph belongs to D.A. Joy, the son of Nicholas Lavnikevich's nursing school instructor. D.A. Joy was a member of the Marine 1st Division.
    • 52nd Army Field Hospital campus on Guadalcanal

    • World War, 1939-1945; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943; Hospitals, Naval and marine -- Solomon Island;
    • Photograph of hospital tents and bunker. In the lower right corner of the photograph is the bunker (hole in the ground covered by logs) where patients were relocated during Japanese shelling.
    • On board patrol craft, USS YP-417

    • World War, 1939-1945; Trawls and trawling -- Military aspects; United States. Navy -- Sea life
    • Nicholas Lavnikevich and other sailors relaxing on deck of USS YP-417. Nicholas is seated with his back to the camera.
    • Oral history interview with William Burrows recorded on 2010 Jan. 9

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Destroyers (Warships); Kamikaze airplanes; Shipwrecks;
    • Interview conducted by Michael Van Buren. William T. Burrows enlisted in the U.S. Navy and went to basic training in Sampson, NY. He was sent to Newport, RI for gunnery school, and then Boston before being assigned to the crew of the U.S.S....
    • Oral history interview with Charles Patrick McKone recorded 2004 Jan. 29

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • McKone was drafted in 1968. After testing he accepted the option to enlist in the Regular Army in order to qualify for OCS. Basic training was at Ft Jackson (SC). AIT was in engineering at Ft Leonard Wood (MO). He was subsequently commissioned as...
    • Oral history interview with William Joseph Newman recorded 2004 Apr. 4

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Korean Demilitarized Zone (Korea); Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Military...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. William J. Newman joined advanced ROTC at John Carroll University and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in August 1961 and then trained as a transportation officer at Ft Eustis, VA. In March 1962, he was assigned...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph J. Menditto recorded on 2004 Aug. 26

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Cassino, Battle of, Cassino, Italy, 1944; World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence; United States. Army;
    • Interview with Joseph J. Menditto of New Britain, CT conducted by Eileen Hurst. Menditto was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 and was sent to Camp Gruber in Oklahoma for basic training. There he had military intelligence training, learning how...
    • 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 Linda S. Schwartz recorded 2004 Apr. 14

    • Women and the military; Women veterans; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Women; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Air Force;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Linda Schwartz enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1967, after graduating from nursing school. One reason she joined was an article she had read in Reader's Digest about flight nurses. She went to Sheppard...
    • 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 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 Charles F. Kilgore recorded on 2004 Feb. 13

    • Korean War, 1950-1953; Ordnance; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; Armed Forces -- Officers;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Kilgore enlisted with the National Guard in 1937. When Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941, he became activated with the U.S. Army. When he began basic training in the army, he was promoted to sergeant and then...
    • 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...

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