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    • 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 Caleb Penniman recorded on 2009 Jan. 15.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; B-24 bomber; United States. Air Force -- Aerial gunners; Tokyo Rose, 1916-2006;
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Caleb Penniman enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force just after graduating high school in 1943. Since he was found to be color blind, he was unable to be a pilot, but was accepted to be part of a B-24 crew. He went...
    • Oral history interview with Champa Nankati recorded 2010 Jun. 3

    • Laos. Royal Lao Army; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, Lao; Concentration camps; Pathet Lao;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Champa Nankati fought with the Royal Lao Army during the Vietnam War. He joined in 1967, and worked undercover for both the Laotian and United States Army in Burma, helping to discover the amount and the...
    • Oral history interview with Donald J. Perreault recorded 2005 Jan. 21

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Military intelligence -- United States; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Veterans -- United States -- Mental health;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst with Donald J. Perreault of Avon, CT. Perreault enlisted as Regular Army for a three year enlistment after completion of a master's degree and having received a high draft number. He was accepted for military...
    • Oral history interview with Elaine M. Gemma recorded 2008 Oct. 22

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narrative, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Women; Military hospitals; Military nurses;
    • Interview conducted by Jane L. Natoli. Elaine Gemma was motivated to serve in the military after growing up hearing her uncle tell stories about his WWII Navy experiences. Her three brothers all served in the military and she joined the Air Force...
    • 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 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 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 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 John Maltese recorded 2008 Sept. 18

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; United States. Army -- Maneuvers;...
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. John Maltese was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. After basic training at Camp Edwards, in Massachusetts he was assigned to the 462nd Amphibian Truck Company and trained at Ft. Moultrie in South Carolina. Maltese...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph R. Horanzy recorded 2007 June 19

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; United States. Army Air Corps; Fighter plane combat; B-24 bomber; Military missions;
    • Interview conducted by Shawn Ingraham. Joseph Horanzy enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943. He was part of the infantry for nine months before becoming a member of the Army Air Corps, where he underwent training to become a ball turret gunner....
    • Oral history interview with Joseph Raymond Bedard recorded 2009 Dec. 30

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945; United States....
    • Interview conducted by John Schuller. Joseph Raymond Bedard was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. After completing basic training and additional training, he was shipped to England on the S.S. Santa Paula, a converted luxury ship. His unit...
    • Oral history interview with Kjell T. Tollefsen recorded on 5 Dec. 2008

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Distinguished Flying Cross (Medal); Charms;United States. Army. Assault Helicopter Company, 188th;Wayne, John, 1907-1979
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Kjell T. Tollefsen joined the U.S. Army in 1966, with the intention of going to flight school. He went to basic training at Fort Polk, LA, and then went to Fort Walters, TX and Fort Rucker, AL for flight...

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