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    • Oral history interview with Gladys C. Donovan recorded 2006 Nov. 24

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Women and the military; United States. Army. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps; Military discharge;
    • Interview conducted by Brett Bloom. Gladys Donovan was living in East Hartford, CT when she decided to enlist in the United States Army. She wanted to do her part to help the war effort. She was sent to basic training in Fort Oglethorpe, GA, and...
    • 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 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 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 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 Leon Sarin recorded 2009 Apr 25

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military education; Armed Forces Information School (U.S.)
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Leon Sarin was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951, but because he was still in college, he was not ordered to report to basic training until 1952. After basic training at Camp Gordon for six weeks, he was...
    • Oral history interview with Luis G. Arguelles recorded on 2009 Dec. 22

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Abu Ghraib Prison; Improvised explosive devices -- Iraq; Purple Heart;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Luis Arguelles enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2003. He went to basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., and was then transferred to Fort Irwin, Ca., a training base for soldiers who were going to be deployed to...
    • Oral history interview with Robert B. August recorded 2005 Feb. 23

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Robert B. August originally enlisted in the Naval Air Corps while a student at Yankton College and washed out in flight training. To qualify for a commission, he completed his degree in three years. In August...
    • Oral history interview with Shawn J. Curreri recorded 2005 Dec. 7

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; United States. Air Force; Basic training (Military education); Military education;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Shawn Curreri enlisted in Air National Guard on Dec. 7, 2000 because of the education benefits and job experience that the Air Force had to offer. He committed to six years, and at the time of the interview...
    • Oral history interview with Norman C. Southergill recorded on 2005 June 17

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army. Engineer Combat Battalion, 150th; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Germany; Prisoners of war -- Germany; Armed forces -- Insignia;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Southergill was drafted into the U.S. Army in March of 1943. He originally volunteered for the Army Air Corps; however, the army placed him in an engineering battalion instead. Southergill was a tool keeper,...
    • 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 William H. Phillips recorded 2006 Oct. 4

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Military reconnaissance; Purple Heart; United States. Army. Special Forces; Tet Offensive, 1968; Ho Chi Minh Trail; Veterans -- United States -- Mental...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. William Phillips joined the U.S. Army in 1963 at the age of 18, with the goal of having a career in the military. He attended basic training at Fort Jackson, SC which lasted for 12 weeks. He then went to Fort...
    • 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...
    • 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 Gulaid Ismail recorded 2007 Jun. 15

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps Reserve; Vehicle bombs; Letter writing;United States. Marine Corps -- Demobilization;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. Guliad Ismail enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves after September 11th, because he believed in the cause. He was activated in 2006, and sent to training at Twenty-nine Palms, in San Diego, for three...
    • Oral history interview with John C. Taylor
 recorded 2008 Jan. 11

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; B-17 bomber;
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. John C. Taylor enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1942 while he was a sophomore in college. He was activated in February of 1943, and sent to basic training in Atlantic City, NJ. He was then sent to...
    • Oral history interview with Stanley Kaufman recorded 2007 Dec. 4

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army Air Corps; B-29 bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Iwo Jima; Liberty ships
    • Interview conducted by Jane Natoli. Stanley Kaufman enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 at the age of 19. He went to basic training in Fort Monmouth, NJ for six months, at which time he also went to school to learn radio equipment repair for 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 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 Adelard F. Dusseault recorded 2007 May 1

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Air Force; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Military meteorology; Floods -- Connecticut;
    • Interview conducted by Nathan Ferrance. Adelard Dusseault enlisted in the United States Air Force in the spring of 1953. He went to basic training at Sampson Air Force Base in New York. From there he was transferred to Lackland Air Force Base...

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