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    • 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 Albert J. Holmes recorded 2009 Dec. 19

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Basic training (Military education);
    • Interview conducted by Tom Bienemann. Albert “Buzz” Holmes was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945 just after the Battle of the Bulge had ended. He went to Camp Gordon, Ga. for his basic training and then traveled overseas on a troop ship. ...
    • Oral history interview with Connie Nappier Jr. recorded 2006 Mar. 15

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- African Americans; Freeman Field Mutiny, Ind., 1945; Mitchell bomber; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; Tuskegee Airmen, Inc
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Connie Nappier, Jr. enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps after graduating high school in 1943. He wanted to be part of the Tuskegee Experiment, the program the Air Corps had set up to train African American...
    • Oral history interview with Constance Sullivan Collins Cain recorded 2008 Nov. 14

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Women and the military; United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve;
    • Interview conducted by Michelle Hannon. Constance Sullivan Collins Cain joined the WAVES, a branch of the U.S. Navy, in 1944 at the age of 20. She went to basic training at Hunter College in New York City, where the women underwent the rigors of...
    • 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 Ernest Rettig recorded on 2009 May 19

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers;
    • Interview conducted by Marcy Cain. Ernest Rettig was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942. He was sent to basic training in Camp Blanding, Fla. He was set to be a part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After his regular army training, he was...
    • Oral history interview with Frederick W. Christie recorded on 2009 Jan. 3

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Guam;
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Frederick Christie was drafted into the military during his first year of law school in 1968. Because he did not want his branch of service chosen for him, he instead enlisted in the U.S. Navy, before his...
    • 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 him...
    • Oral history interview with James E. Roberts recorded 2006 Nov. 24

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Germany; Nordhausen (Concentration camp); Prisoners of war -- British; World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment and supplies;
    • Interview conducted by Kristin Muzzulin. James E. Roberts enlisted in the United States Army after finishing his sophomore year at the University of Illinois. He decided to enlist so that he could choose the branch of service he would serve with. ...
    • 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 Joseph S. Kulmacz recorded 2004 Nov. 22

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy; Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Seaplane);
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Kulmacz enlisted in the U.S. Navy in early 1943. Before enlisting in the Navy he worked at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, CT where he became familiar with working on aircraft. Due to his work experience...
    • 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 Mary Doyle Keefe recorded on 29 Feb. 2008

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Women -- Employment -- United States -- History -- 20th century; World War, 1939-1945 -- Women; Signs and symbols -- United States; Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978; Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978....
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Mary Doyle Keefe posed for Norman Rockwell’s “Rosie the Riveter” painting at the age of 20. She grew up in Arlington, VT, where she worked with her mother at the telephone company. The Rockwell family lived...
    • Oral history interview with Nicholas Czunas recorded 2004 Jan. 22

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; Hungary -- History -- Revolution, 1956; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American;
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Czunas immigrated at the age of 17 to the U.S. after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution was suppressed by the Soviet Army. He reports being active in the armed resistance to the Soviet invasion. He escaped by walking...

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