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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.
    • 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 Robert Cerosky recorded on 2009 Feb. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Typhoons -- Guam
    • Interview conducted by Bill Piccolo. Robert Cerosky enlisted in the United States Navy in 1944. He was commissioned as an Ensign in 1946. He served in the South Pacific, where he was an officer on a weather station/ship. Their job was to...
    • 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 Lawrence A. "Mike" Busha recorded 2004 Mar. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Busha enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on September 1, 1943. He chose the Marine Corps because of its reputation for "being the best", according to Busha. After basic training on Parris Island (SC), Busha...
    • 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 J. Bartek recorded 2006 Apr. 5

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care; United States. Navy -- Electrician's mates ; Veterans -- United...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Edward J. Bartek enlisted in the U.S. Navy, in 1939, at the age of 18 after spending two years in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He joined the navy in order to see the world, but in fact spend the majority...
    • Oral history interview with Eric A. Eaton recorded 2005 Dec. 3

    • Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps; Infantry;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Eric Eaton enlisted in the Marine Corps the day after his 16th birthday in 1985. Because of his young age he had to sign up for the delayed entry program, which meant that he wouldn't go to boot camp until his...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Robert V. Ferguson

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- United States -- Mental health; United States. Army; Veterans' hospitals -- Connecticut;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Ferguson was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 21. Originally drafted for 18 months, he later found that his draft period had been extended and he would remain in the service for an additional 4...
    • Oral history interview with Robert V. Ferguson recorded on 2004 July 29

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- United States -- Mental health; United States. Army; Veterans' hospitals -- Connecticut;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Ferguson was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 21. Originally drafted for 18 months, he later found that his draft period had been extended and he would remain in the service for an additional 4...
    • 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 Leonard F. Guzman recorded 2005 Dec. 14

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Malaria; United States. Marine Corps; Infantry drill and tactics; Military -- Leaves and furloughs; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Chaplains
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Guzman enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on July 26, 1968 because he felt that he would inevitably be drafted into service, and by enlisting his service would end sooner. He attended basic training at...
    • Oral history interview with JoelPatrick Leger recorded on 2007 Nov. 5

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American.; Iraq War, 2003- -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Black Hawk (Military Transport Helicopter); Patriot missile; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. JoelPatrick Leger enlisted in the U.S. Army two weeks before his 18th birthday, in December of 1997. He went to basic training in August of 1998, after graduation from high school, at Fort Jackson (SC)" He...
    • 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 William Dean Kleinert recorded 2003 Nov. 20

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Tan Son Nhut Air Base; Photography, Military; Soldiers -- Drug use -- Vietnam
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Kleinert was in law school when he was given a draft date of November 20, 1968. He instead chose to enlist in the Air Force before the draft date so he could delay his enrollment. He was opposed to the...
    • 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 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....

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