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    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Edwin P. DesRosiers

    • 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 --...
    • Typed synopsis of video interview with Edwin P. Desrosiers conducted by Tom Benemann.
    • Oral history interview with Louis Miklos recorded 2010 Apr. 13

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Queen Mary (Steamship); B-17 bomber; United States. Air Force -- Aviation mechanics;
    • Interview conducted by Robert Mastroni. Louis Miklos was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps in October of 1941 before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was sent to Fort Devens (Mass.) and then Dow Field (Me.) for basic training, which consisted...
    • Oral history interview with John C. Juhl recorded on 2009 Apr. 11.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Ships
    • Interview conducted by Marcy Cain. John Juhl enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 because he felt a deep obligation to his country. He went to basic training at the training base in Newport, R.I. After completion he tested into a program where he...
    • Oral history interview with George Shally recorded 2006 Mar. 16

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Army. Infantry; Military insignia; Ardennes,...
    • Interview conducted by Kelly Marino. George Shally enlisted in the United States Army in 1944 while he was in college in Berkeley, CA. He joined because he wanted to fight against the Nazi regime of Germany, and in the army he knew he would be...
    • Oral history interview with Benjamin J. Walker recorded 2008 Oct. 3

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy. Seabees; B-29 bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mariana Islands; World War, 1939-1945 -- Graffiti; Enola Gay (Bomber);...
    • Interview conducted by Joshua Randorf. Benjamin Walker enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June of 1944. He went to basic training at the Sampson Naval Training Center. After he completed basic, he was sent to advanced training at Camp Endicott in...
    • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Francis J. Vail conducted on 2004 Sept. 4

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Airplanes -- American; Bombardier (Motion picture); United States. Air Force -- Aviation mechanics
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Francis "Jim" Vail enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in September of 1942. He was living in Stafford Springs, CT at the time, and applied to be a pilot. Although, he failed the eye test, he wanted to remain...
    • Oral history interview with Christopher F. Wood recorded 2006 Dec. 28

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Coast Guard;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Christopher Wood joined the U.S. Coast Guard on July 14, 1969. He chose the Coast Guard because one of his friends had also enlisted, and he thought the chances of him going to Vietnam would be decreased. He...
    • 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 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 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 Denino recorded 2010 Apr. 9

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Inchon Landing, Inch'ŏn, Korea, 1950; Silver Star;
    • Interview conducted by Antonia Palmieri. John Denino enlisted in the U.S. Army just prior to the start of the Korean War. He went to basic training at Fort Dix, NJ for twelve weeks and then was sent to Fort Hood, Tex. where he trained to be part...

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