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    • Oral history interview with Walter Swokla recorded 2010 Mar. 1

    • Merchant marine -- United States; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Prisoners of war -- Germany;
    • Interview conducted by Owen Rogers. Walter Swokla joined the Merchant Marines in 1942. He was trained and then was sent to Casablanca on his first assignment on the S.S. John Harvard. He describes the conditions when the men were at sea, as well...
    • Oral history interview with Richard Andrews recorded 2009 Jan. 26

    • Prisoners of war; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France; United States. Army. Infantry; Stalag XII A
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Richard Andrews was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943, while living in Newtown, Ct. He went to basic training at Fort Bragg (N.C), and then went into a specialized training program for engineering. He was...
    • 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 Edward W. Gilbert recorded on 2004 June 17

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- New Guinea; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American;...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst on June 17, 2004. Edward Gilbert, originally from Wethersfield (CT), was drafted into the U.S. Army in June of 1942. He was inducted into service in Fort Devens (MA), and then completed his basic training at...
    • Oral history interview with Norman J. Taillon  recorded 2007 April 13

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns --...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Norman J. Tailon enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 1944. At the time he was living in Bristol, CT. He attended basic training in Sampson N.Y, and then later was transferred to Key West (FL) for sonar training. He...
    • 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...
    • 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 Arthur B. Wiknik Jr. recorded 2008 Jun. 13

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- United States -- Interviews; United States. Army. Infantry; Hamburger Hill, Battle of, Vietnam, 1969;
    • Interview conducted by Shane Matthews. Arthur Wiknik Jr. was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968. He was assigned to an infantry unit, and was chosen to go to Non-commissioned Officer Candidate School. He went to Vietnam as a Sergeant. Because...
    • Oral history interview with Vanessa A. Marshall recorded 2006 Sep. 13

    • Women and the military; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army -- Nurses -- Interviews; Yale University; Harvard University; United States. Army -- Military life; Military...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Vanessa A. Marshall enlisted in the United States Army in 1964. She entered the army as an officer, because she had already obtained a Bachelors degree in nursing and had five years of experience. She joined...
    • 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 John Maltese recorded 2008 Sept. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; United States. Army -- Maneuvers;...
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. John Maltese was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. After basic training at Camp Edwards, in Massachusetts he was assigned to the 462nd Amphibian Truck Company and trained at Ft. Moultrie in South Carolina. Maltese...
    • Oral history interview with George Laursen recorded on 2009 July 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Aviation mechanics (Persons)
    • Interview conducted by Gregg Cerosky. George Laursen decided to enlist in the U.S. Navy in 1942; however, he was deemed too thin by the navy and was not accepted. Laursen decided to walk “across the street” and try the army, which accepted...
    • Oral history interview with Raymond Avery recorded on 2009 Feb. 7

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Leopoldville (Ship); Shipwrecks -- English Channel.
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Raymond Avery was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1944. He went to basic training at Sheppard Field, Texas, and after completion, he was informed that he would be transferred to the U.S. Army...
    • Oral history interview with Robert J. Romano recorded on 2008 Nov. 16

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Prisoners of war; Purple Heart; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France; United States. Army. Infantry;
    • Interview conducted by Karri Cervero and Ralph Filek. Robert Romano joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and went to basic training at Fort Eustis, Va. He then went to Fort Polk, La. for additional training. In 1944, Romano shipped from Boston to Europe...
    • Oral history interview with Anthony Buemi recorded 2005 Dec. 2

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Purple Heart; Letter writing; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care;
    • Interview conducted by Lynette Yeomans. Anthony Buemi was drafted into the U.S. Army in September of 1944. He completed his basic training at Fort McClellan, AL, which lasted for 15 weeks, two weeks shorter than previously required. The shorter...
    • Oral history interview with Stanley Kaufman recorded 2007 Dec. 4

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; B-29 bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Iwo Jima; Liberty ships
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. Stanley Kaufman enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 at the age of 19. He went to basic training in Fort Monmouth, NJ for six months, at which time he also went to school to learn radio equipment repair for the...
    • 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...

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