• Mary Ellen Crawford Ames
      In Army, European, WWII
      Red Cross 1941–1945   After graduating from Wellesley College in 1940, Mary Ellen Crawford Ames, like many of her classmates, wanted to follow their college president into the WAVES. Due to poor eyesight, she was not accepted and instead joined ...
    • Liam Walsh
      In Afghanistan, Army, Baghdad, Iraq
        Liam Walsh graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2006, when the U.S. involvement in the Iraq war was at its height. Walsh would serve 14 months in Baghdad as an officer with the personal security team for the battalion ...
    • William Joress
      In Army, European, Korea, WWII
        This interview covers Mr. Joress’ service as a radio operator in Europe in World War II, and a battalion radar chief during the Korea Conflict.   View in catalog   Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading......
    • Gerd Noyes
      In European, Home (Norway), WWII
        Gerd Noyes grew up in Norway during a period of hardship, first from a worldwide depression in the 1930s, then from the occupation by the German military from 1940-45. Noyes remembered how she and her family put up with (and in some cases got ...
    • John C. Coughlin
      In European, Pacific, WWII
      U.S. Army 1939–1945   Discusses Mr. Coughlin’s service with the Army Corps of Engineers in Germany and the Philippines in World War II, where he served as 2nd and 1st Lieutenant. He witnessed the liberation of a concentration camp near ...
    • Warren Donovan
      In European, USAF, WWII
      U.S. Air Force 1939–1945   Discusses Mr. Donovan’s Air Force service with the 384th Bomb Group as a bomber pilot in Europe during World War II. On Feb. 25, 1944, Mr. Donovan was shot down over Stuttgart and held prisoner at Stalag Luft I ...
    • Michael P. Forte
      In Navy, Pacific, USAF, WWII
      U.S. Navy 1945–1947 U.S. Air Force 1951–1981   Michael Forte entered the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II, and found himself in the new field of electronics. While serving with the Navy, he was at the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in ...
    • Mitchell J. Haddad
      In Navy Seabees, Pacific, WWII
      U.S. Army 1939–1945   This interview covers Mr. Haddad’s service as a heavy equipment operator in the Seabees in New Caledonia, Bora Bora and French Polynesia. View in catalog Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading......
    • George Snow
      In Massachusetts, Navy, USA
        In June 1948, 10 days after graduating from Holliston High School, George Snow joined the U.S. Navy. He was trained in electronics, and would spend the next 21 years as a petty officer/technician at various stations, including the 1st Naval ...
    • Rose Dewing Young
      In Army, European, WWII
      U.S. Army 1943–1945   Fresh out of nursing school, Rose Dewing Young enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in 1943 and served in England, France and Belgium, researching and treating soldiers with combat fatigue. Landing at Normandy shortly after ...