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    • 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 Jeanne M. Christie on 2008 July, 1.

    • American Red Cross; American Red Cross. Supplemental Recreation Activities Overseas; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Women;
    • Interview conducted by Timothy H. Jones. Jeanne M. Christie grew up in Wisconsin and joined the Red Cross to work in Vietnam. She describes herself as naïve at the time and unaware of the full extent of what was happening in the war. Her job...
    • Oral history interview with Arthur B. Wiknik Jr. recorded 2008 Jun. 13

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- United States -- Interviews; United States. Army. Infantry; Hamburger Hill, Battle of, Vietnam, 1969;
    • Interview conducted by Shane Matthews. Arthur Wiknik Jr. was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968. He was assigned to an infantry unit, and was chosen to go to Non-commissioned Officer Candidate School. He went to Vietnam as a Sergeant. Because...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph J. Todaro recorded on 2008 Nov. 15

    • 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;
    • Interview conducted by Sal Decali. Joseph Todaro was drafted into the U.S. Army. He went to basic training at Camp Wheeler (Va.). Basic training was cut short due to the need for replacement troops in the Battle of the Bulge. Todaro was sent to...
    • Oral history interview with Charles M. Baffo recorded 2010 Feb. 12

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; B-24 bomber; B-17 bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; Air pilots, Military
    • Interview conducted by Kevin Moore. Charles M. Baffo enlisted in the United States Army Air Force in February of 1942. He was inducted in 1943 at Camp Upton (NY). He went through flight training in various bases across the United States, and was...
    • Oral history interview with Raynald E. Bergeron recorded 2010 Mar. 23

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; Leyte Gulf, Battle of, Philippines, 1944;
    • Interview conducted by Katherine Jenks. Raynald E. Bergeron joined the U.S. Navy in 1942, and went to Coddington Point, RI for basic training. His training was very short, and he was almost immediately assigned to the U.S.S. Denver, a cruiser...
    • Oral history interview with Thur Hewitt on 2006 Oct. 23

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Navy; Merchant marine -- United States; Mitchum, Robert; U.S.S. Los Angeles (Baltimore...
    • Interview conducted by Joseph Fish. Thur Hewitt wanted to join the United States Navy at the age of 16. However, because of age restrictions, he had to alter the date of birth on his birth certificate in order to join. When he was found out, the...
    • Oral history interview with William M. Blair, Jr  recorded 2007 May 24.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; Queen Mary (Steamship); World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German; United States. Army. Infantry; United...
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. William M. Blair Jr. was drafted into the U.S. Army in March of 1943. He was living in Waterbury, Ct. at the time, and working as a messenger in a bank. He went to basic training in Fort Sheridan, Ill. near...
    • Oral history interview with Harold Whittaker recorded on 2009 May 14

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Iwo Jima; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mariana Islands; Combat;
    • Interview conducted by Heather Walsh. Howard Whittaker joined the U.S. Marines in 1942. In January of 1943 he left for basic training at Parris Island. He described the indoctrination as a Marine as difficult. He then went to advanced training...
    • 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 Joseph Niedermayer recorded 2009 July 24

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military discharge; Enterprise (Aircraft carrier : CVA(N) 65)
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Joseph Niedermayer enlisted in the United States Navy in October of 1971. He chose the navy because his draft number was very low, and he wanted to choose the branch of service that he would be a part of...
    • Oral history interview with Louis A. Bianco on 2005 Dec. 11

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Navy -- Postal Service; U.S.S. John W. Weeks (DD-701)
    • Interview conducted by Arianne Salcito. Louis A. Bianco was drafted on his 18th birthday, and travelled to New Haven, with some friends from Waterbury, to undergo tests and a physical. He was able to join the U.S. Navy, and in January of 1944,...
    • 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.
    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Nicholas J. Byrne Jr.

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps -- Infantry.;
    • Typed synopsis of video interview conducted by Daniela Signorello. The interview covers the service time of Nicholas Byrne Jr., who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

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