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    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Joseph A. Hatala

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Bailey bridges
    • Typed synopsis of video interview with Joseph A. Hatala conducted by Eileen Hurst. The interview details Hatala's experiences in the army during World War II.
    • On board patrol craft, USS YP-417

    • World War, 1939-1945; Trawls and trawling -- Military aspects; United States. Navy -- Sea life
    • Nicholas Lavnikevich and other sailors relaxing on deck of USS YP-417. Nicholas is seated with his back to the camera.
    • Michael A. Parker on Listening Patrol

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975; United States. Marine Corps; Military missions; Vehicles, Military; Military weapons;
    • Michael A. Parker, center, and two other Marines lean against the cab of this transport vehicle while on Listening Patrol (LP) in Da Nang, Vietnam.
    • Michael A. Parker relaxing in his barracks

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975; United States. Marine Corps;
    • Michael A. Parker relaxes in his barracks on Hill 327 in Da Nang, Vietnam where he was stationed with the Headquarters Battalion. His "hootch", as he called it, was personalized with a State of Connecticut flag, guitar, photograph of his girlfriend...
    • Oral history interview with William T. Gresh recorded 2005 May 6

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Navy -- Signalman; Seaplanes -- American...
    • Interview conducted by Vincent Roche. William Gresh was drafted just after his graduation from high school in 1943. He volunteered for the U.S. Navy, and was soon on his way to Sampson, NY for boot camp. After a short leave, Gresh again went to...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph F. Wargo recorded on 2009 May 2

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943;Midway, Battle of,...
    • Interview conducted by Tom Benemann. Joseph F. Wargo enlisted in the U.S. Navy in May of 1940. He went to basic training in Newport, R.I. He enjoyed basic training, and then went on to Machine School to become a machinist. He was then assigned...
    • Oral history interview with Edwin P. DesRosiers recorded 2009 Aug. 9

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Saipan, Battle of, Northern Mariana Islands, 1944; Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945; Iwo Jima Survivors Association; United States. Marine Corps --...
    • Interview conducted by Tom Benemann. Edwin DesRosiers enlisted in the U.S. Marines in November of 1942. He went to Parris Island (S.C.) for boot camp, which he described as an incredibly valuable learning experience for life in general, not just...
    • 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 Leo L. Liberman recorded 2010 Apr. 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Bailey bridges; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Metz, Battle of, Metz, France, 1944;
    • Interview conducted by Sean Drake. Leo Liberman enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 while he was enrolled in college for engineering. He joined in order to be able to choose the branch of service he would be part of. He was sent to Ft. Leonard...
    • Oral history interview with George R. Kelley on 2006 Dec. 12

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; Communications, Military; Bomb squad; B-17 bomber;
    • Interview conducted by Ryan P. Kelley. George R. Kelley enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in July of 1942 upon graduating from high school. Although he originally wanted to join the U.S. Navy, he notes that it was a positive move for...
    • Oral history interview with Bobby E. Mayfield recorded 2006 Nov. 25

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military education; United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps; McAuliffe, Christa, 1948-1986; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
    • Interview conducted by Ruth Evans. Mayfield registered for the selective service in 1969; however, he also wanted to attend college, so he joined the ROTC at Texas A&M. In 1973, Mayfield was commissioned as a signal officer in the U.S. Army, but...
    • Oral history interview with Ralph Martire recorded 2010 Mar. 27

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; United States. Army. Infantry; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Dachau (Concentration camp);
    • Interview conducted by Robert Mastroni. Ralph Martire enlisted in the U.S. Army just after graduating high school in 1943. He went to Texas for basic training and advanced infantry training. He joined the 90th Infantry Division, and shipped out...
    • Oral history interview with George Shally recorded 2006 Mar. 16

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Army. Infantry; Military insignia; Ardennes,...
    • Interview conducted by Kelly Marino. George Shally enlisted in the United States Army in 1944 while he was in college in Berkeley, CA. He joined because he wanted to fight against the Nazi regime of Germany, and in the army he knew he would be...
    • 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 Donald F. Moss recorded 2005 Nov. 11

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; Military intelligence; Society of Illustrators (New York, N.Y.);...
    • Interview conducted by Judi Houpert. Donald Moss joined the U.S. Marine Corps in February of 1942, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. At the time he had just finished art school in Boston, MA, and was working for a printing company. He...
    • 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 Samuel Beamon recorded on 2009 Sept. 20

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps -- Aviation; Helicopters; Tet Offensive, 1968;
    • Interview conducted by John Ault. Samuel Beamon enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1965 just after he had finished technical school for mechanics. He wanted to work with aircraft, and found his best fit was with the Marines. He went to basic...

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