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    • Ancient Order of the Deep Certification

    • World War, 1939-1945; Military decoration;
    • Order certifying Edward as a "Trusty Shellback" while on board the U.S.S. Noordam. A Navy tradition of indoctrination each time a ship crosses the equator in which sailors move from pollywogs (those who have not crossed the equator) to shellbacks...
    • Donald J. Perrault's journal

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; War diaries
    • Donald J. Perrault's journal of the time he spent in Vietnam. The date of the first entry is Oct. 8, 1968, and the last entry is Oct. 4,1969.
    • Edward Gilbert's

    • World War, 1939-1945; Military discharge
    • Army Separation/Qualification record provides Edward Gilbert's military history which includes enlistment and discharge dates, occupation before and during military service, and military specialties, among other information.
    • Group of newly initiated 'shellbacks.'

    • World War, 1939-1945; Trawls and trawling -- Military aspects; Naval ceremonies, honors, and salutes. ; Shellbacks;
    • Sailors participted in Line-crossing ceremony, which sailors were considered 'Polly wogs' prior to their maiden voyage across the equator. Once they across they were initiated as 'shellbacks.' Many sailors depicted are wearing long fake white...
    • 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 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 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 Alfred J. Palombizio recorded 2007 Jan. 17

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island; United States. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323; Lindberg, Charles A., 1902-1974; Kadena...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Alfred J. Palombizio enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942. He had wanted to be a marine since childhood. He went to Parris Island for his basic training, which he described as very difficult. ...
    • Oral history interview with Angelo F. Rose recorded 2008 Nov. 16.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island;
    • Interview conducted by Kara Hoffman. Angelo Rose enlisted in the U.S. Marines at the age of 17. He went to Camp Lejeune (N.C.) for basic training where he was taught discipline and rifle skills. In May of 1944 he was sent to the Pacific Theatre,...
    • 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 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 Arthur C. Neriani recorded 2007 Nov. 1

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Prisoners of war -- Germany; Wobbelin (Concentration Camp); Hürtgen Forest, Battle of, Germany, 1944
    • Interview conducted by Matthew Kwapien. Arthur C. Neriani enlisted in the National Guard in December of 1940. Soon after, in February of 1941, the Guard was federalized and he was sent to Camp Blanding, FL for basic training. After basic...
    • Oral history interview with Benjamin J. Walker recorded 2008 Oct. 3

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy. Seabees; B-29 bomber; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Mariana Islands; World War, 1939-1945 -- Graffiti; Enola Gay (Bomber);...
    • Interview conducted by Joshua Randorf. Benjamin Walker enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June of 1944. He went to basic training at the Sampson Naval Training Center. After he completed basic, he was sent to advanced training at Camp Endicott in...
    • Oral history interview with Bruce E. Remillard recorded on 2007 Nov. 12

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy. Seabees;
    • Interview conducted by Julie Harris. Bruce E. Remillard enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1970, to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War. He entered basic training as a mechanic with a rank of E-4, and then was assigned to the Seabees. Basic...
    • 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...

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