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    • Oral history interview with Phillip C. Lopez recorded 2009 Jun. 16

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Improvised explosive devices -- Iraq;
    • Interview conducted by Americo Zea. Phillip Lopez joined the U.S. Army while living in Los Angeles, Ca. He didn’t think his prospects for college were very good, and decided that a career in the military was a good opportunity for him. He went...
    • Oral history interview with Nicholas S. Macsata recorded 2008 Nov. 16.

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American.; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army. Quartermaster Corps; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.;
    • Interview conducted by Alan Peterson. Nicholas Macsata joined the U.S. Army just after graduating from high school in 1994. He went to basic training at Fort Bragg, N.C., which he describes as fast paced, and then went on to Fort Lee, Va. And...
    • Oral history interview with Ralph W. Chase, Jr. recorded 2010 Mar. 22

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Ambulance drivers;
    • Interview conducted by Gary Burnett. Ralph W. Chase was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952, and was assigned to the Medical Corps. After training, he was given orders to go to Korea, as a replacement, and when he arrived in Korea he was assigned...
    • Oral history interview with Thomas Spada recorded 2007 Oct. 19

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Prisoners of war -- Korea (North);
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Thomas Spada was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1950. He had moved to Winsted, Ct from Italy just two years earlier. He went to four months of basic training at Fort Dix, NJ before going to Seattle, Washington...
    • 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 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 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 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 Henry Singer recorded 2007 Feb. 5

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Coast Guard; United States. Coast Guard. Officer Candidate School;
    • Interview conducted by Michael Marinaro. Henry Singer joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1964 after receiving a draft notice. He decided on the Coast Guard because he would be eligible for OCS (Officer Candidate School) in this branch of the...
    • Oral history interview with Richard F. Hill recorded 2008 July 14

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Sea life; Destroyers (Warships); United Service Organizations (U.S.);
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Richard Hill enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, with his parent’s permission. Although World War II had ended, he was still anxious to join. He went to basic training at Camp Peary, Va., and from there...
    • 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 Donald J. Perreault recorded 2005 Jan. 21

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Military intelligence -- United States; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Veterans -- United States -- Mental health;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst with Donald J. Perreault of Avon, CT. Perreault enlisted as Regular Army for a three year enlistment after completion of a master's degree and having received a high draft number. He was accepted for military...
    • Oral history interview with Elaine M. Gemma recorded 2008 Oct. 22

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narrative, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Women; Military hospitals; Military nurses;
    • Interview conducted by Jane L. Natoli. Elaine Gemma was motivated to serve in the military after growing up hearing her uncle tell stories about his WWII Navy experiences. Her three brothers all served in the military and she joined the Air Force...
    • 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 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 Leonard F. Guzman recorded 2005 Dec. 14

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Malaria; United States. Marine Corps; Infantry drill and tactics; Military -- Leaves and furloughs; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Chaplains
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Guzman enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on July 26, 1968 because he felt that he would inevitably be drafted into service, and by enlisting his service would end sooner. He attended basic training at...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph Niedermayer recorded 2009 July 24

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military discharge; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CVA(N) 65)
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Joseph Niedermayer enlisted in the United States Navy in October of 1971. He chose the navy because his draft number was very low, and he wanted to choose the branch of service that he would be a part of...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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