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    • 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 Alfred J. Chapman recorded 2010 Jan. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy. Seabees;
    • Interview conducted by Robert Mastroni. Alfred J. Chapman enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. After a brief time in Sampson, NY, for basic training, he was transferred to Rhode Island for Seabee training. After training had been...
    • Oral history interview with Charles F. Kilgore recorded on 2004 Feb. 13

    • Korean War, 1950-1953; Ordnance; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; Armed Forces -- Officers;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Kilgore enlisted with the National Guard in 1937. When Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941, he became activated with the U.S. Army. When he began basic training in the army, he was promoted to sergeant and then...
    • Oral history interview with Charles P. Gallagher recorded 2008 July 11.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment and supplies; United States. Army. Infantry; Purple Heart; Military...
    • Interview conducted by Joshua Randorf. Charles P. Gallagher grew up in New Haven, Ct. He enlisted in the U.S. Army just after graduation from high school. He had taken military examinations in high school that led him to be placed in the Army...
    • Oral history interview with Constance Sullivan Collins Cain recorded 2008 Nov. 14

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Women and the military; United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve;
    • Interview conducted by Michelle Hannon. Constance Sullivan Collins Cain joined the WAVES, a branch of the U.S. Navy, in 1944 at the age of 20. She went to basic training at Hunter College in New York City, where the women underwent the rigors of...
    • Oral history interview with Donald J. Perreault recorded 2005 Jan. 21

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Military intelligence -- United States; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Veterans -- United States -- Mental health;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst with Donald J. Perreault of Avon, CT. Perreault enlisted as Regular Army for a three year enlistment after completion of a master's degree and having received a high draft number. He was accepted for military...
    • Oral history interview with Edmund H. Grandahl on 2005 Dec. 12

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; Military education; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives;
    • Interview conducted by Leah Fleeting. Edmund Grandahl enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943; he enlisted into this branch of the service, because he did not wish to be drafted into the infantry. He attended basic training in Greensboro,...
    • Oral history interview with Elaine M. Gemma recorded 2008 Oct. 22

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narrative, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Women; Military hospitals; Military nurses;
    • Interview conducted by Jane L. Natoli. Elaine Gemma was motivated to serve in the military after growing up hearing her uncle tell stories about his WWII Navy experiences. Her three brothers all served in the military and she joined the Air Force...
    • 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 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...
    • Oral history interview with Fernand Philippon conducted on 2007 Oct. 20.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Navy;
    • Interview conducted by Shannon Harvey. Fernand Philippon was drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1943. He went to basic training at the Sampson training base (NY), and from there served in the Pacific Theatre of operations during World War II. He was...
    • 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 George H. Slack recorded 2009 Sep. 8

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American;
    • Interview conducted by John Ault. George Slack enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in the fall of 1943. After basic training, he went to Wheeler Field (Miss.) for pre-flight training, and then Illinois for radio school. After completion of radio...
    • Oral history interview with John C. Juhl recorded on 2009 Apr. 11.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Ships
    • Interview conducted by Marcy Cain. John Juhl enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 because he felt a deep obligation to his country. He went to basic training at the training base in Newport, R.I. After completion he tested into a program where he...
    • 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 A. Hatala recorded 2010 Jan. 23

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; Bailey bridges
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Joseph Hatala was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942. He went to basic training at Camp Edwards, Mass., where they learned mostly about marching and firing weapons. Shortly after, his unit, the 406th...
    • 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 Joseph J. Menditto recorded on 2004 Aug. 26

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Cassino, Battle of, Cassino, Italy, 1944; World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence; United States. Army;
    • Interview with Joseph J. Menditto of New Britain, CT conducted by Eileen Hurst. Menditto was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 and was sent to Camp Gruber in Oklahoma for basic training. There he had military intelligence training, learning how...
    • Oral history interview with Lewis J. Myers recorded on 2005 Mar. 26

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; United States. Army; Disabled American Veterans; World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps --...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Myers was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944. At the time he was living in New Brunswick, Canada, however, he was a legal resident of the United States. He went to Camp Croft (SC) for basic training. He was...
    • Oral history interview with Morton N. Katz recorded 2006 Nov. 15

    • Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Wobbelin (Concentration Camp); World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • Interview conducted by Erin Carll. Morton N. Katz was commissioned into the U.S. Army through the reserves program in 1940. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was ordered to attend training in Fort Benning, Ga. He completed infantry training...

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