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    • Oral history interview with Luis G. Arguelles recorded on 2009 Dec. 22

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Abu Ghraib Prison; Improvised explosive devices -- Iraq; Purple Heart;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Luis Arguelles enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2003. He went to basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., and was then transferred to Fort Irwin, Ca., a training base for soldiers who were going to be deployed to...
    • Oral history interview with James R. Burns recorded on 2010 Jan. 26

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Tank trucks; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Transportation
    • Interview conducted by John Ault. James R. Burns was drafted into the U.S. Army in April of 1951. He went to Fort Hood, TX for basic training, and upon completion was sent to Mechanic School in Camp Breckinridge, KY. He arrived in Korea in April...
    • 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 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 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 Walter Swokla recorded 2010 Mar. 1

    • Merchant marine -- United States; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Prisoners of war -- Germany;
    • Interview conducted by Owen Rogers. Walter Swokla joined the Merchant Marines in 1942. He was trained and then was sent to Casablanca on his first assignment on the S.S. John Harvard. He describes the conditions when the men were at sea, as well...
    • 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 Kevin M. Downey on 2007 Aug. 26

    • United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy -- Military Life; Nuclear submarines;
    • Interview conducted by Shane Matthews. Kevin M. Downey enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2000 after graduating from high school. He chose to enlist because his father had also been in the navy, and he knew it would be a good educational experience. ...
    • Oral history interview with Lewis J. Myers recorded on 2005 Mar. 26

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; United States. Army; Disabled American Veterans; World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps --...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Myers was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944. At the time he was living in New Brunswick, Canada, however, he was a legal resident of the United States. He went to Camp Croft (SC) for basic training. He was...
    • 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 Glenn R. Nordin recorded on 2009 June 11.

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military hospitals -- New York -- St. Albans; Foot -- Diseases; Veterans -- United States -- Mental health;War wounds -- Treatment
    • Interview conducted by Darlene Gabel. Glenn Nordin was drafted into the U.S. Army in early 1969. He went to Fort Dix for basic training, which he completed in 1969. He was then sent to Vietnam where he was assigned to the 101st Airborne...
    • 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 Rose Delmonico Murphy recorded 2006 May 11

    • Women and the military; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Army Nurse Corps; MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military nursing; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women
    • Rose Murphy began her career as a nurse at Yale University Hospital. After Pearl Harbor was bombed and WWII began, she was called into active duty as an army nurse in the Southern Pacific. She received her basic training in California, which...
    • 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 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 Krystyna Stochowicz Farley recorded 2010 Mar. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Prisoners of war -- Poland; Poland. Polskie Siły Zbrojne
    • Interview conducted by Sally Kemmler. Krystyna Stochowicz Farley was a member of the Polish Army under British command from 1943 until 1947. She joined while she was living in Iran, where she was sent after being released from a Russian prison...
    • Oral history interview with Walter C. Chop recorded 2010 Mar. 4

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Parachutes -- Testing -- Equipment and supplies; United States. Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944
    • Interview conducted by Robert Mastroni. Walter Chop was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Force in 1943, just after graduating from high school. He had previously tried to enlist in both the Navy and Marines, but was told his eyesight was not good...
    • 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 Edwin P. DesRosiers recorded 2009 Aug. 9

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Saipan, Battle of, Northern Mariana Islands, 1944; Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945; Iwo Jima Survivors Association; United States. Marine Corps --...
    • Interview conducted by Tom Benemann. Edwin DesRosiers enlisted in the U.S. Marines in November of 1942. He went to Parris Island (S.C.) for boot camp, which he described as an incredibly valuable learning experience for life in general, not just...

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