• William “Bill” Callahan
      In Army NG, Baghdad, Iraq, Massachusetts, USAF
        Bill Callahan is a “30-year” man with service in both the U.S. Air Force and the Mass. Army National Guard. His active service with the Guard includes two tours of Iraq, during which he helped provide logistics and supplies for coalition ...
    • Harry Westcott
      In Army, European, WWII
      U.S. Army 1943–1946   Harry Westcott was drafted into the Army in 1943, shortly before his 19th birthday. He was assigned to the 75th Infantry Division and became known as the “guy that carried the radio,” accompanying the ...
    • Vingel Laza
      In European, USAF, WWII
      U.S. Air Force 1939–1945   This interview covers Mr. Laza’s service maintaining fighter planes stateside, as well as in England, Normandy, Belgium and Germany. View in catalog   Like this:Like Loading......
    • Augie Chase
      In Navy, Stateside, WWII
        Augie Chase worked in a nylon factory making parachutes during the early years of World War II but after seeing the billboards that said “Uncle Sam Needs You” and the handsome uniform the woman was wearing, she decided to join the ...
    • Arnold Yelsey
      In Navy, Pacific, Stateside, WWII
      U.S. Navy 1939–1945   Interview discussing Mr. Yelsey’s service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, focusing particularly on his experiences as an electronic technician, and his participation in the Battle of Okinawa.   View in ...
    • Louis J. DiCicco
      In Navy, Pacific, WWII
      U.S. Navy 1943–1945   Like many of his classmates at Natick High School, Louis DiCicco enlisted in the Navy in February 1943, a few months short of graduation. After training in fire control in Newport and San Diego, Lou was assigned to the ...
    • George LaBossier
      In European, Navy, WWII
      U.S. Navy 1939–1945   Interview discussing Mr. LaBossier’s service in the U.S. Navy during World War II in Europe and the Mediterranean. View in catalog   Like this:Like Loading......
    • Rose Sammartano Bates
      In Homefront, USA, WWII
        Rose Bates was born and raised in Natick, the daughter of Italian immigrants. She has lived in Natick all her life and remembers many of the local businesses no longer in existence. During World War II, she took part in rationing programs and ...
    • James J. Flynn
      In Army, Pacific, WWII
        This interview covers Mr. Flynn’s service in the Pacific in automotive maintenance, especially as part of the 125th QM Company, Americal Division. View in catalog   Like this:Like Loading......
    • Lawrence C. Foster
      In African, European, Navy, Pacific, WWII
      U.S. Navy 1939–1945   Having learned Morse Code and Semaphore in Boy Scout Camp, Larry Foster was a perfect match for Navy Signalmen during World War II. Entering the service right out of high school, his duties took him to France, North ...