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    • 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 Krystyna Stochowicz Farley recorded 2010 Mar. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Prisoners of war -- Poland; Poland. Polskie Siły Zbrojne
    • Interview conducted by Sally Kemmler. Krystyna Stochowicz Farley was a member of the Polish Army under British command from 1943 until 1947. She joined while she was living in Iran, where she was sent after being released from a Russian prison...
    • Oral history interview with Floyd W. Smith recorded 2010 Mar. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Prisoners of war; Flight crews;
    • Interview conducted by John Schuller. Floyd W. Smith enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in early 1943, while in his first semester at college. He went to basic training in Miami Beach, Fla. where the barracks were in a large hotel. Smith was...
    • 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 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 Enzo E. Orio recorded 2008 June 6

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Purple Heart; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. Enzo Edward Orio joined the U.S. Army in 1944. He went to basic training at Camp Polk, La. On Thanksgiving Day of 1944, Orio’s unit shipped over to England. From there they were transferred to Le Havre,...
    • Oral history interview with Willie J. Macon recorded 2004 Feb. 19

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; African American soldiers -- Philippines; United States. Army -- Military life; World War, 1939-1945 --...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Willie Macon was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 19. He went to Camp Upton in Long Island, NY for basic training. From there he was shipped to California, and then Manila. He worked for the...
    • 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 Champa Nankati recorded 2010 Jun. 3

    • Laos. Royal Lao Army; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, Lao; Concentration camps; Pathet Lao;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Champa Nankati fought with the Royal Lao Army during the Vietnam War. He joined in 1967, and worked undercover for both the Laotian and United States Army in Burma, helping to discover the amount and the...
    • Oral history interview with Franklin E. Johnson recorded 2007 Apr. 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; Queen Mary (Steamship); Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Pneumonia; Operation Neptune
    • Interview conducted by Shawn Ingraham. Frank Johnson enlisted in the U.S. Army just after his graduation from high school in 1942. Pearl Harbor had been bombed during his senior year of high school, and it was very important to him to become a...
    • 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 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 Adelard F. Dusseault recorded 2007 May 1

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Air Force; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Military meteorology; Floods -- Connecticut;
    • Interview conducted by Nathan Ferrance. Adelard Dusseault enlisted in the United States Air Force in the spring of 1953. He went to basic training at Sampson Air Force Base in New York. From there he was transferred to Lackland Air Force Base...
    • 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 Margaret Sangster recorded 2010 March 18

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Women and the military; United States. Air Force;
    • Interview conducted by Marcy Campbell. Margaret Sangster enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951, because there was a lack of jobs in the area in which she lived. She went to basic training at Lackland AFB in Texas, where the women stayed in a...
    • Oral history interview with Robert E. Campbell recorded 2007 Jul. 20

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military supplies; Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945;
    • Interview conducted by Shane Matthews. Robert Campbell was living in Springfield, Vt. when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was one of the first people to receive a draft notice after it was put into effect. He passed the test and went into...
    • Oral history interview with John C. Taylor
 recorded 2008 Jan. 11

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; B-17 bomber;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. John C. Taylor enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942 while he was a sophomore in college. He was activated in February of 1943, and sent to basic training in Atlantic City, NJ. He was then sent to...
    • Oral history interview with Veronica B. Bradley recorded 2010 Mar. 6

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Women veterans; United States. Marine Corps; Marvin, Lee, 1924-1987;
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Marie Christie. Veronica Bradley was among one of the first women to join the U.S. Marine Corps. She was inspired to join by a poster she saw one day on her lunch break of a woman marine and immediately went down the...

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