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    • 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 John J. Donovan recorded 2006 Nov. 24

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Coast Guard; General W.P. Richardson (Ship);
    • Interview conducted by Brett Bloom. John J. Donovan lived in the Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford, CT when he decided to join the military. He joined the Coast Guard and went to Sheepshead Bay, NY for basic training. After graduating from...
    • Oral history interview with Nicholas L. Cipu recorded 2006 Nov. 24

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Purple Heart; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; United States. Army. Infantry Division, 88th;
    • Interview conducted by Christine Germain. Nicholas L. Cipu was drafted into the U.S. Army in July of 1942 just a few weeks after he married. He was sent to Camp Gruber in Oklahoma for basic training, where he became part of the 88th infantry...
    • 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 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 Nicholas Czunas recorded 2004 Jan. 22

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Hungary -- History -- Revolution, 1956; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Czunas immigrated at the age of 17 to the U.S. after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution was suppressed by the Soviet Army. He reports being active in the armed resistance to the Soviet invasion. He escaped by walking...
    • Oral history interview with David S. Powell recorded 2009 March 21

    • Communications, Military; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States -- Armed Forces -- Officers;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. David S. Powell enlisted in the U.S. Air Force shortly after his graduation from Yale University in 1952. He had come from a long line of family members who had fought or assisted in war efforts over the...
    • 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 JoelPatrick Leger recorded on 2007 Nov. 5

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American.; Iraq War, 2003- -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Black Hawk (Military Transport Helicopter); Patriot missile; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. JoelPatrick Leger enlisted in the U.S. Army two weeks before his 18th birthday, in December of 1997. He went to basic training in August of 1998, after graduation from high school, at Fort Jackson (SC)" He...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph O’Keefe recorded 2009 Sep. 30

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; Ordnance; United States. Marine Corps -- Aviation;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Joseph O’Keefe enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January of 2002. He went to boot camp at Parris Island (S.C.), which he described as hard and very memorable. After graduation from boot camp, he worked...
    • 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 Kjell T. Tollefsen recorded on 5 Dec. 2008

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Distinguished Flying Cross (Medal); Charms;United States. Army. Assault Helicopter Company, 188th;Wayne, John, 1907-1979
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Kjell T. Tollefsen joined the U.S. Army in 1966, with the intention of going to flight school. He went to basic training at Fort Polk, LA, and then went to Fort Walters, TX and Fort Rucker, AL for flight...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph S. Kulmacz recorded 2004 Nov. 22

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy; Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Seaplane);
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Kulmacz enlisted in the U.S. Navy in early 1943. Before enlisting in the Navy he worked at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, CT where he became familiar with working on aircraft. Due to his work experience...
    • Oral history interview with Louis H. Cohen recorded 2005 Sept. 7

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; United States. Army. Quartermaster Corps; Lend-lease operations (1941-1945)
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Louis H. Cohen enlisted in the National Guard in 1940 just before the draft began. In September of 1940, when the National Guard was federalized, he became part of the U.S. Army. He went to Camp Blanding, FL...
    • Oral history interview with Norman J. Taillon  recorded 2007 April 13

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns --...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Norman J. Tailon enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 1944. At the time he was living in Bristol, CT. He attended basic training in Sampson N.Y, and then later was transferred to Key West (FL) for sonar training. He...
    • Oral history interview with Richard A. Vickery recorded on 2008 July 18

    • United States. National Guard Bureau; Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American.; Veterans -- Massachusetts -- Interviews; Veterans -- United States -- Mental health; Abu Ghraib Prison; Post-traumatic stress disorder;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Richard Vickery joined the Army National Guard in 1981, at the age of 17. He went to basic training Fort Benning (Ga.), which he describes as the “gateway to hell”. After basic training he finished high...
    • Oral history interview with Robert P. Nadeau recorded 2007 June 19.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; United States. Army. Infantry;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Robert P. Nadeau was drafted into the U.S. Army just after his 18th birthday, and was inducted on Dec. 15, 1943. At the time he was living in Van Buren, Maine. He went to Camp Wheeler, GA for basic training,...
    • Oral history interview with Shawn J. Curreri recorded 2005 Dec. 7

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Air Force; Basic training (Military education); Military education;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Shawn Curreri enlisted in Air National Guard on Dec. 7, 2000 because of the education benefits and job experience that the Air Force had to offer. He committed to six years, and at the time of the interview...
    • 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,...

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