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    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Joseph A. Hatala

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Bailey bridges
    • Typed synopsis of video interview with Joseph A. Hatala conducted by Eileen Hurst. The interview details Hatala's experiences in the army during World War II.
    • Donald J. Perrault's journal

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; War diaries
    • Donald J. Perrault's journal of the time he spent in Vietnam. The date of the first entry is Oct. 8, 1968, and the last entry is Oct. 4,1969.
    • Oral history interview with Mark D. Levine recorded 2006 Jan. 18

    • United States. Army -- Military life; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal Narratives, American; Military nursing;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Mark D. Levine joined the U.S. Army in 1981, at the age of 31. He was a ninth grade Physical Education teacher at the time, but he had grown up in a military environment, and decided that the education and...
    • 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 Richard Metzger recorded on 2008 Dec. 8

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Submarine forces
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Richard Metzger enlisted in the United States Navy in August of 1941, but was not accepted because his draft status was such that he was supposed to remain at his job in manufacturing in order to support the war...
    • 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 Joseph F. Wargo recorded on 2009 May 2

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943;Midway, Battle of,...
    • Interview conducted by Tom Benemann. Joseph F. Wargo enlisted in the U.S. Navy in May of 1940. He went to basic training in Newport, R.I. He enjoyed basic training, and then went on to Machine School to become a machinist. He was then assigned...
    • 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 E. Campbell recorded 2007 Jul. 20

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military supplies; Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945;
    • Interview conducted by Shane Matthews. Robert Campbell was living in Springfield, Vt. when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was one of the first people to receive a draft notice after it was put into effect. He passed the test and went into...
    • Oral history interview with Francis O. Cunningham recorded 2006 Mar 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; Marriage; Rationing -- United States;
    • Interview conducted by Darcey Cunningham. Interview contains stories by both Francis O. "Ham" Cunningham, and Mary "Polly" Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham was recruited in 1941, while in his senior year at UCONN, into the Marine Corps Officer...
    • Oral history interview with Robert H. Gross recorded 2008 Nov. 16

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; United States. Army Air Corps;
    • Interview conducted by Ian Tran. Robert H. Gross enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, during his junior year of college. He went to basic training in Aberdeen, Md. He joined the Air Corps because of his deep sense of patriotism,...
    • Oral history interview with Fernand Philippon conducted on 2007 Oct. 20.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Navy;
    • Interview conducted by Shannon Harvey. Fernand Philippon was drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1943. He went to basic training at the Sampson training base (NY), and from there served in the Pacific Theatre of operations during World War II. He was...
    • Oral history interview with Norman J. Feitelson recorded 2006 Dec. 22

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Czechoslovakia; United States. Army. Infantry; Combat; Patton,...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Norman Feitelson tried to enlist in the U.S. Air Force in 1942, but failed the entrance exam due to an eye test. He then decided to wait to enter the service until he was drafted. He was drafted into the U.S....
    • 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 Mario J. Portera recorded 2008 Sep. 22

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; United States. Army -- Military life;
    • Interview conducted by Joshua Randorf and Eileen Hirst. Mario Portera was drafted in 1942 into the U.S. Army during World War II. He was one of ten brothers, three of whom died in childhood. During World War II, all seven brothers were drafted into...
    • 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 William Bormolini recorded 2008 Nov. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; C-47 (Transport Plane); Flight crews;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. William Bormolini joined the U.S. Army Air Corps during Christmas break in his first semester of college. He was called into active duty in May of 1943, and went to basic training in Miami Beach, Fl. He then went...
    • 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 James J. Satterwhite recorded 2009 Oct. 13

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Helicopters;United States Military Academy; United States. Army -- Officers;
    • Interview conducted by Gregg Cerosky. James J. Satterwhite graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1959 part of a class of 499. His first assignment was in Hawaii, first with the aviation company of the 25th Infantry Division, as an...

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