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    • Oral history interview with Elliott Gardner recorded 2007 Apr. 16

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • Interview conducted by Allison Kinard. Elliott Gardner was drafted into the U.S. Army on May 7th, 1944. He went to basic training at Fort Dix, NJ and then had additional training in communications at Fort Garden, GA and Fort Campbell, KY. He was...
    • 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 Alfred J. Palombizio recorded 2007 Jan. 17

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; United States. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323; Lindberg, Charles A., 1902-1974; Kadena...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Alfred J. Palombizio enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942. He had wanted to be a marine since childhood. He went to Parris Island for his basic training, which he described as very difficult. ...
    • 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 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 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 John F. Croce recorded 2010 Jul. 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Iwo Jima; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mariana Islands; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Marshall...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. John F. Croce enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 while he was a sophomore in college. He went to basic training at Parris Island (S.C.), and then radio school at Camp Lejeune (N.C.). He was then sent to...
    • 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 Louis H. Cohen recorded 2005 Sept. 7

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; United States. Army. Quartermaster Corps; Lend-lease operations (1941-1945)
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Louis H. Cohen enlisted in the National Guard in 1940 just before the draft began. In September of 1940, when the National Guard was federalized, he became part of the U.S. Army. He went to Camp Blanding, FL...
    • Oral history interview with Frank J. Niedermayer recorded on 2006 Feb. 3

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France; Metz, Battle of, Metz, France, 1944; Armored vehicles, Military;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Niedermayer was drafted into the U.S. Army in April of 1943, while he was living in New Britain, Ct. He went to basic training at Camp Atterbury (IN), where he trained as an infantry soldier. However, after...
    • 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....
    • 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 Robert P. Nadeau recorded 2007 June 19.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; United States. Army. Infantry;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Robert P. Nadeau was drafted into the U.S. Army just after his 18th birthday, and was inducted on Dec. 15, 1943. At the time he was living in Van Buren, Maine. He went to Camp Wheeler, GA for basic training,...
    • Oral history interview with Steven Stupak recorded 2003 Dec. 18

    • Prisoners of war; Veterans -- Connecticut; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons; World War, 1939-1945...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Steven Stupak enlisted in the Army Air Corps shortly after Pearl Harbor. His Basic Training was at Jefferson Barracks in MO. After Basic, he was assigned to Bakersfield, CA for aircraft maintenance OJT. He was...
    • Oral history interview with  Stuart Franklin recorded on 2004 Dec. 28

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Vehicles, Military; United Service Organizations (U.S.); Queen Mary (Steamship)
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Stuart W. Franklin enlisted in the United States Army in 1942. He had first applied for officer candidate school; however, he was called into active duty in September of 1942 after failing the test. He was...
    • 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 William Joseph Newman recorded 2004 Apr. 4

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Korean Demilitarized Zone (Korea); Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Military...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. William J. Newman joined advanced ROTC at John Carroll University and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in August 1961 and then trained as a transportation officer at Ft Eustis, VA. In March 1962, he was assigned...
    • 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 Edwin M. Lavitt recorded on 2009 June 26

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; B-24 bomber; Distinguished Flying Cross (Medal);
    • Interview conducted by Gregg Cerosky. Edwin Lavitt joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943. He joined because of a sense of duty to his country. He went to Nashville, Tenn. for basic training, and then went to Montgomery, Ala. for pre-flight...

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