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    • Oral history interview with Gulaid Ismail recorded 2007 Jun. 15

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps Reserve; Vehicle bombs; Letter writing;United States. Marine Corps -- Demobilization;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. Guliad Ismail enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves after September 11th, because he believed in the cause. He was activated in 2006, and sent to training at Twenty-nine Palms, in San Diego, for three...
    • 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 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 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 Edward J. McKenna recorded 2007 Jan. 17

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Army -- Postal service
    • Interview conducted by Amy Arsenault. Edward J. McKenna was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952, at the age of 20. He went to Fort Dix, NJ for basic training, and then went on to advanced infantry training. He also attended the Defense Language...
    • 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 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 Thur Hewitt on 2006 Oct. 23

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Navy; Merchant marine -- United States; Mitchum, Robert; U.S.S. Los Angeles (Baltimore...
    • Interview conducted by Joseph Fish. Thur Hewitt wanted to join the United States Navy at the age of 16. However, because of age restrictions, he had to alter the date of birth on his birth certificate in order to join. When he was found out, the...
    • 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 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 Frederick W. Christie recorded on 2009 Jan. 3

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Guam;
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Frederick Christie was drafted into the military during his first year of law school in 1968. Because he did not want his branch of service chosen for him, he instead enlisted in the U.S. Navy, before his...
    • 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 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...

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