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    • Ancient Order of the Deep Certification

    • World War, 1939-1945; Military decoration;
    • Order certifying Edward as a "Trusty Shellback" while on board the U.S.S. Noordam. A Navy tradition of indoctrination each time a ship crosses the equator in which sailors move from pollywogs (those who have not crossed the equator) to shellbacks...
    • 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.
    • Enjoying a "Beer Party" on deck

    • World War, 1939-1945; United States. Navy; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy -- Military Life;
    • Shipmates Jack Hatcher (left), Anthony Longo (center), and Joseph S. Kulmacz (right) enjoy a beer and a laugh on the deck of their Naval ship.
    • Landing at Philippines

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Ships; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines;
    • Landing at Philippines, Steve Cavallari arrived on ship #696 1945
    • 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 Albert C. Stewart recorded on 2009 Mar. 20

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- African American troops; Armed Forces -- Officers; Sabine (Ship); World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Albert C. Stewart was drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1945, after graduating from the University of Chicago. He went to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station and was one of a select group of African American...
    • Oral history interview with Albert J. Holmes recorded 2009 Dec. 19

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Basic training (Military education);
    • Interview conducted by Tom Bienemann. Albert “Buzz” Holmes was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945 just after the Battle of the Bulge had ended. He went to Camp Gordon, Ga. for his basic training and then traveled overseas on a troop ship. ...
    • 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 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 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 M. Long on 2006 Dec. 10

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Coxswain; Tokyo Rose, 1916-2006
    • Interview conducted by Mike Devin. Francis Long enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943. He went to Newport, RI for basic training, and then was transferred to Norfolk, VA, while his crew waited for their ship to be finished. Long describes...
    • Oral history interview with Henry Singer recorded 2007 Feb. 5

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Coast Guard; United States. Coast Guard. Officer Candidate School;
    • Interview conducted by Michael Marinaro. Henry Singer joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1964 after receiving a draft notice. He decided on the Coast Guard because he would be eligible for OCS (Officer Candidate School) in this branch of the...
    • Oral history interview with Jared D. Taylor recorded 2009 Sept. 2

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps -- Infantry.;
    • Interview conducted by Gregg Cerosky. Jared Taylor joined the U.S. Marine Corps in May of 1999. He went to basic training at Parris Island, S.C. On his first deployment he was sent to Honduras to work as an MP. In 2003, his next deployment, he...
    • 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 E. Pease recorded on 2005 Apr. 29

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Marine Corps; Filariasis; Ammunition; Tarawa, Battle of, Kiribati, 1943;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Pease enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in December of 1943. He left for basic training on Parris Island on January 19, 1944. After completion of basic training, Pease was sent to Camp Lejeune (NC) for...
    • Oral history interview with John J. Donovan recorded 2006 Nov. 24

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Coast Guard; General W.P. Richardson (Ship);
    • Interview conducted by Brett Bloom. John J. Donovan lived in the Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford, CT when he decided to join the military. He joined the Coast Guard and went to Sheepshead Bay, NY for basic training. After graduating from...

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