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    • Oral history interview with James P. Hurst recorded on 2004 Feb. 16

    • B-24 bomber; United States. Air Force -- Airmen; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives;
    • Interview with James P. Hurst conducted by Eileen Hurst. Hurst enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 17 with the hope of becoming a pilot. He attended basic training in Biloxi, Miss. and then later attended college-level training at UMASS...
    • 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 Jared D. Taylor recorded 2009 Sept. 2

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Marine Corps -- Infantry.;
    • Interview conducted by Gregg Cerosky. Jared Taylor joined the U.S. Marine Corps in May of 1999. He went to basic training at Parris Island, S.C. On his first deployment he was sent to Honduras to work as an MP. In 2003, his next deployment, he...
    • Oral history interview with Jennifer Mascolo recorded on 2009 April 16.

    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American.; Iraq War, 2003- -- Veterans -- New York; Communications, Military; Women veterans; United States. Marine Corps;
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Christie. Jennifer Mascolo enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from high school. She went to basic training at Parris Island (S.C.). During the interview she relates her experiences with the drill...
    • Oral history interview with Ralph W. Chase, Jr. recorded 2010 Mar. 22

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Ambulance drivers;
    • Interview conducted by Gary Burnett. Ralph W. Chase was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952, and was assigned to the Medical Corps. After training, he was given orders to go to Korea, as a replacement, and when he arrived in Korea he was assigned...
    • Oral history interview with James R. Burns recorded on 2010 Jan. 26

    • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Tank trucks; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Transportation
    • Interview conducted by John Ault. James R. Burns was drafted into the U.S. Army in April of 1951. He went to Fort Hood, TX for basic training, and upon completion was sent to Mechanic School in Camp Breckinridge, KY. He arrived in Korea in April...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview with William Huebner

    • Korean War, 1950-1953; War correspondents; United States. Army; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- New Guinea; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives,...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview performed by Eileen Hurst detailing William Huebner's military training, combat and reserve experiences as well as his journalism experiences as a soldier and a civilian.
    • 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 Sarando Giftos recorded on 2008 February 2

    • Tarawa (Aircraft Carrier: CV-40); United States. Navy -- Firemen; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
    • Interview conducted by Jane L. Natoli. Sarando Giftos enlisted in the naval reserves in March of 1945, and was called into active duty just a month later. He went to the Sampson Naval training station in New York for his basic training, and then...
    • Oral history interview with Henry Singer recorded 2007 Feb. 5

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Coast Guard; United States. Coast Guard. Officer Candidate School;
    • Interview conducted by Michael Marinaro. Henry Singer joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1964 after receiving a draft notice. He decided on the Coast Guard because he would be eligible for OCS (Officer Candidate School) in this branch of the...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Steven Stupak

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German; Stalag Luft IV; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American;
    • Typed synopsis of notes taken by Eileen Hurst during the taped interview of Steven Stupak. The interview details Steven's enlistment, training, combat engagements and prisoner of war experiences, as well as his adjustments to civilian life after...
    • 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 Elliott Gardner recorded 2007 Apr. 16

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews;
    • Interview conducted by Allison Kinard. Elliott Gardner was drafted into the U.S. Army on May 7th, 1944. He went to basic training at Fort Dix, NJ and then had additional training in communications at Fort Garden, GA and Fort Campbell, KY. He was...
    • 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 John Lyman Cox recorded on 2009 Oct. 4.

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews; United States. Army. Officer Candidate School;
    • Interview conducted by Jeanne Marie Christie. John Lyman Cox enlisted in the U.S. Army while still in graduate school. He went to Officer Candidate School and graduated in August of 1969. He was placed in a vehicle maintenance company and was...
    • Oral history interview with Richard G. Smith recorded on 2004 Sept. 21

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; United States. Marine Corps; Basic training (Military education); Military reconnaissance; Radio operators
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Richard Smith enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1966 after a semester of college. He joined for a variety of reasons. Smith had his basic training on Parris Island (SC) which he vividly remembers...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Richard G. Smith recorded on 2004 Sept. 21

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; United States. Marine Corps; Basic training (Military education); Military reconnaissance; Radio operators
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Richard Smith enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1966 after a semester of college. He joined for a variety of reasons. Smith had his basic training on Parris Island (SC) which he vividly remembers...

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