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    • 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.
    • Group of newly initiated 'shellbacks.'

    • World War, 1939-1945; Trawls and trawling -- Military aspects; Naval ceremonies, honors, and salutes. ; Shellbacks;
    • Sailors participted in Line-crossing ceremony, which sailors were considered 'Polly wogs' prior to their maiden voyage across the equator. Once they across they were initiated as 'shellbacks.' Many sailors depicted are wearing long fake white...
    • 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 Arthur C. Neriani recorded 2007 Nov. 1

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Prisoners of war -- Germany; Wobbelin (Concentration Camp); Hürtgen Forest, Battle of, Germany, 1944
    • Interview conducted by Matthew Kwapien. Arthur C. Neriani enlisted in the National Guard in December of 1940. Soon after, in February of 1941, the Guard was federalized and he was sent to Camp Blanding, FL for basic training. After basic...
    • Oral history interview with Caleb Penniman recorded on 2009 Jan. 15.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; B-24 bomber; United States. Air Force -- Aerial gunners; Tokyo Rose, 1916-2006;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Caleb Penniman enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force just after graduating high school in 1943. Since he was found to be color blind, he was unable to be a pilot, but was accepted to be part of a B-24 crew. He went...
    • Oral history interview with David S. Powell recorded 2009 March 21

    • Communications, Military; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States -- Armed Forces -- Officers;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. David S. Powell enlisted in the U.S. Air Force shortly after his graduation from Yale University in 1952. He had come from a long line of family members who had fought or assisted in war efforts over the...
    • Oral history interview with Doris Ross recorded on 2009 June 2.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; United States. Army Nurse Corps; Military nursing;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Doris Ross and a friend enlisted in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps just after obtaining their nursing licenses in 1944. She went to basic training at Fort Dix, NJ, and did her army nursing training at the psychiatric...
    • 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 Francis M. Long on 2006 Dec. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Coxswain; Tokyo Rose, 1916-2006
    • Interview conducted by Mike Devin. Francis Long enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943. He went to Newport, RI for basic training, and then was transferred to Norfolk, VA, while his crew waited for their ship to be finished. Long describes...
    • 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 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 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 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 Joseph Raymond Bedard recorded 2009 Dec. 30

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; United States....
    • Interview conducted by John Schuller. Joseph Raymond Bedard was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. After completing basic training and additional training, he was shipped to England on the S.S. Santa Paula, a converted luxury ship. His unit...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph S. Kulmacz recorded 2004 Nov. 22

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy; Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Seaplane);
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Kulmacz enlisted in the U.S. Navy in early 1943. Before enlisting in the Navy he worked at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, CT where he became familiar with working on aircraft. Due to his work experience...
    • Oral history interview with Katherine V. Tierney Leahy recorded on 2005 Oct. 8

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945; Military nursing -- United States -- History; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Katherine Leahy enlisted in the U.S. Navy, as a nurse in 1934. She lived in Bridgeport, CT at the time. Before joining the Navy she was a registered nurse working in a public hospital. She graduated with...
    • 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 Nicholas L. Cipu recorded 2006 Nov. 24

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Purple Heart; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; United States. Army. Infantry Division, 88th;
    • Interview conducted by Christine Germain. Nicholas L. Cipu was drafted into the U.S. Army in July of 1942 just a few weeks after he married. He was sent to Camp Gruber in Oklahoma for basic training, where he became part of the 88th infantry...

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