Veterans History Project

The following collection of podcasts and videos include interviews with local veterans who relate their experiences in the military. These interviews were conducted by former director Peter Ward, along with production assistance by librarian Peter Muhr. 

 

John Austin

  JOHN AUSTIN
  Korean War Veteran
  Military Funeral Honor Guard
  John Austin talks of his experiences during the Korean War and as a Military Funeral Honor Guard.

 

 

Fiore Casale

  FIORE CASALE
  World War II Veteran
  Fiore Casale discusses his World War II experience.

 

 


Fred Castles  FRED CASTLES
  World War II Veteran
  Fred Castles talks of his experiences during World War II, from his drafting to his honorable discharge.

 

 


Donald Chiodo  DONALD L. CHIODO
  Army Intelligence Veteran
  Donald L. Chiodo discusses his experiences in Army Intelligence during the 1960s.

 

    


Arthur Cromartie  HONORABLE ARTHUR M. CROMARTIE
  World War II Veteran
  Judge Cromartie recounts his experience in the US Army Aircorp.

 

 

    
Airforce  VITO CUDIA
  US Airforce Veteran
  Vito Cudia talks to trustee Robert Becker about his experience in the airforce during peacetime.

 

 

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George Dawson  GEORGE G. DAWSON
  World War II and Korean War Veteran
  Navy Veteran George Dawson recounts his experiences in Japan during and after the Battle of Okinawa.

 

 

    
Edward Ellingsen  EDWARD ELLINGSEN
  World War II Veteran
  Edward Ellingsen discusses his World War II experience.

    

 


Bryan Frank  BRYAN FRANK
  Iraq War Veteran
  Bryan Frank discusses his experiences with the Army National Guard in Iraq.

 

 

gallo  ALBERT GALLO
  World War II Veteran

 

    
Owen Johnson  SENATOR OWEN JOHNSON

  World War II Veteran
  Owen Johnson discusses his experiences in the US Marine Corps.

    

 


 kempski ALFRED KEMPSKI
  World War II Veteran

 


Leonard Lasserman  LEONARD LASSERMAN
  World War II Veteran
  Army Veteran Leonard Lasserman talks about his experiences with the Cryptology Unit in Washington, DC.

 

 

Armond Liguori  ARMOND LIGUORI
  World War II Veteran
  Armond Liguori discusses being drafted into the Navy and his experiences at the Battle of Okinawa.

 

 


Edwin Lobl  EDWIN M. LOBL
  World War II Veteran
  Edwin M. Lobl recounts his experiences during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

 


John Maguire  JOHN MAGUIRE
  Vietnam War Veteran
  John Maguire recounts his days in the Army during the Vietnam War.

 

 


Thomas McGuire  THOMAS MCGUIRE
  Korean War Veteran
  Thomas McGuire recounts his experiences in The Outpost Wars during the Battle for the Hooks and as an Instructor at Quantico.

 

 

lml  WARREN NEWMAN
  Vietnam War Veteran

 

 

 

Oakley  DAVID X. OAKLEY
  World War II Veteran
  US Army

 

 

    
Michael Oakley  MICHAEL OAKLEY
  Vietnam War Veteran
  Michael Oakley talk about his involvement in the Tet Offensive of 1968.

 


 

Robert Passanisi  ROBERT E. PASSANISI
  World War II Veteran

  Robert E. Passanisi discusses his experience in the US Army.

 


Harry Prodromides  HARRY PRODROMIDES
  World War II Veteran
  Harry Prodromides talks about his experience as an Army photographer in Europe.

 

 

    
Joseph Randazzo  JOSEPH RANDAZZO
  World War II Veteran
  Joseph Randazzo talks about his experiences during the Battle of the Bulge.

 

 

    
Navy  FATHER ANTHONY M. TRAPANI
  Operation Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom Veteran
  Father Trapani talks about his Navy experience as a Chaplin.

 

 

    
Sebastian Valvo  SEBASTIAN VALVO 
  World War II Veteran

 


Marine Corps  ANNABELLE WEISS
  World War II Veteran
  Annabelle Weiss speaks about her experience in the US Marine Corp.