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    • 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 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 Arthur C. Neriani recorded 2007 Nov. 1

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Prisoners of war -- Germany; Wobbelin (Concentration Camp); Hürtgen Forest, Battle of, Germany, 1944
    • Interview conducted by Matthew Kwapien. Arthur C. Neriani enlisted in the National Guard in December of 1940. Soon after, in February of 1941, the Guard was federalized and he was sent to Camp Blanding, FL for basic training. After basic...
    • Oral history interview with Benjamin J. Walker recorded 2008 Oct. 3

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy. Seabees; B-29 bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mariana Islands; World War, 1939-1945 -- Graffiti; Enola Gay (Bomber);...
    • Interview conducted by Joshua Randorf. Benjamin Walker enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June of 1944. He went to basic training at the Sampson Naval Training Center. After he completed basic, he was sent to advanced training at Camp Endicott in...
    • Oral history interview with Charles Patrick McKone recorded 2004 Jan. 29

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • McKone was drafted in 1968. After testing he accepted the option to enlist in the Regular Army in order to qualify for OCS. Basic training was at Ft Jackson (SC). AIT was in engineering at Ft Leonard Wood (MO). He was subsequently commissioned as...
    • Oral history interview with Donald A. Graham recorded on 2009 Apr. 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy; United States. Navy -- Boats; Disabled American Veterans;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Donald A. Graham joined the U.S. Navy in 1944, and attended his basic training at Sampson Naval Base in New York State. He was shipped to North Africa near Algiers, and then volunteered for a specialized outfit,...
    • 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...
    • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 George Laursen recorded on 2009 July 29

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Aviation mechanics (Persons)
    • Interview conducted by Gregg Cerosky. George Laursen decided to enlist in the U.S. Navy in 1942; however, he was deemed too thin by the navy and was not accepted. Laursen decided to walk “across the street” and try the army, which accepted...
    • 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 Hank Riccio recorded 2010 Jun. 2

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands,...
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Marie Christie. Hank Riccio enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps shortly after Pearl Harbor was bombed. He chose the Marines, because they were the “best”. He went to basic training at Parris Island (S.C.) and then...
    • Oral history interview with James P. Hurst recorded on 2004 Feb. 16

    • B-24 bomber; United States. Air Force -- Airmen; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives;
    • Interview with James P. Hurst conducted by Eileen Hurst. Hurst enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 17 with the hope of becoming a pilot. He attended basic training in Biloxi, Miss. and then later attended college-level training at UMASS...

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