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    • Oral history interview with David S. Powell recorded 2009 March 21

    • Communications, Military; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States -- Armed Forces -- Officers;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. David S. Powell enlisted in the U.S. Air Force shortly after his graduation from Yale University in 1952. He had come from a long line of family members who had fought or assisted in war efforts over the...
    • Oral history interview with Ronald M. Williams recorded 2009 Oct. 13

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; B-29 bomber;Johnson Controls, Inc.; United States. Air Force. Strategic Air Command.
    • Interview conducted by Gregg Cerosky. Ronald M. Williams enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after dropping out of high school on his 17th birthday. He went to Sampson Air Force Base for basic training, which consisted of mainly classroom learning. ...
    • Oral history interview with Arpad J. Ostheimer recorded 2009 Oct. 7

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Inchon Landing, Inch'ŏn, Korea, 1950;
    • Interview conducted by Marcy Cain. Arpad J. Ostheimer enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1947 just after graduation from high school. He joined because he wanted to learn about aeronautics, and loved airplanes. After basic training in Texas, he...
    • Oral history interview with John Denino recorded 2010 Apr. 9

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Inchon Landing, Inch'ŏn, Korea, 1950; Silver Star;
    • Interview conducted by Antonia Palmieri. John Denino enlisted in the U.S. Army just prior to the start of the Korean War. He went to basic training at Fort Dix, NJ for twelve weeks and then was sent to Fort Hood, Tex. where he trained to be part...
    • 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 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 Barry Fulford recorded on 2009 Mar. 11

    • London (England) -- History -- Bombardment, 1940-1941; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- England; Rationing -- Great Britain; Air raid shelters
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Barry Fulford was eight years old when England declared war on Germany. He lived in London, England at the time, and his neighborhood was one of many that was continuously attacked during the London Blitz. The...
    • Oral history interview with Walter Swokla recorded 2010 Mar. 1

    • Merchant marine -- United States; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Prisoners of war -- Germany;
    • Interview conducted by Owen Rogers. Walter Swokla joined the Merchant Marines in 1942. He was trained and then was sent to Casablanca on his first assignment on the S.S. John Harvard. He describes the conditions when the men were at sea, as well...
    • Oral history interview with Nicholas J. Lavnikevich, recorded 2004 Jan. 30

    • Military hospitals; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Navy --...
    • Lavnikevich enlisted in the Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor. He was a Registered Nurse and was immediately assigned to a clinic at the Chelsea Naval Hospital with the rank of Chief Pharmacist Mate.. He was then assigned to the "Surge", YP417, a...
    • 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 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 Mark D. Levine recorded 2006 Jan. 18

    • United States. Army -- Military life; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal Narratives, American; Military nursing;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Mark D. Levine joined the U.S. Army in 1981, at the age of 31. He was a ninth grade Physical Education teacher at the time, but he had grown up in a military environment, and decided that the education and...
    • Oral history interview with Richard A. Vickery recorded on 2008 July 18

    • United States. National Guard Bureau; Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American.; Veterans -- Massachusetts -- Interviews; Veterans -- United States -- Mental health; Abu Ghraib Prison; Post-traumatic stress disorder;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Richard Vickery joined the Army National Guard in 1981, at the age of 17. He went to basic training Fort Benning (Ga.), which he describes as the “gateway to hell”. After basic training he finished high...
    • Oral history interview with Kevin M. Downey on 2007 Aug. 26

    • United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy -- Military Life; Nuclear submarines;
    • Interview conducted by Shane Matthews. Kevin M. Downey enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2000 after graduating from high school. He chose to enlist because his father had also been in the navy, and he knew it would be a good educational experience. ...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph O’Keefe recorded 2009 Sep. 30

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; Ordnance; United States. Marine Corps -- Aviation;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Joseph O’Keefe enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January of 2002. He went to boot camp at Parris Island (S.C.), which he described as hard and very memorable. After graduation from boot camp, he worked...
    • 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 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...
    • Oral history interview with Richard F. Hill recorded 2008 July 14

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Sea life; Destroyers (Warships); United Service Organizations (U.S.);
    • Interview conducted by Jim Lyko. Richard Hill enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, with his parent’s permission. Although World War II had ended, he was still anxious to join. He went to basic training at Camp Peary, Va., and from there...
    • 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 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...

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