• Francis X. Cutler
      In Navy, Pacific, WWII
      U.S. Navy 1939–1945   Interview discussing Mr. Cutler’s service in a ship repair unit, stationed in California, Hawaii, the Admiralty Islands, and Japan during World War II. View in catalog Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like ...
    • Stanley B. Cohen
      In African, European, Merchant Marine, Navy, Pacific, WWII
      U.S. Navy 1939–1945   This interview covers Mr.  Cohen’s service in the amphibious forces, landing ship medium and large, in North Africa, the South Pacific, Okinawa and Korea.   View in catalog Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like ...
    • John A. Hill Jr.
      In Army, European, WWII
      U.S. Army 1943–1945   John Hill grew up in Natick and enlisted in the Army in 1943. After the first program he was trained for disbanded, he was sent for infantry training in Kentucky in mid-1944, and then sent to Europe with the Second and ...
    • Lillian Aronson
      In American, Army, WWII
      U.S. Army 1943–1964   Lillian Aronson joined the Women’s Army Corps in 1943. She was assigned to several U.S. bases during the war, handling a variety of administrative duties, from war bonds to troop movement clerk. After the war, she remained ...
    • Gustavus “Gus” R. Ide Jr.
      In European, Navy, WWII
      U.S. Navy 1942–1946   With a degree in engineering, Gustavus (Gus) Ide enlisted in the Navy as an ensign in 1942. After months of indoctrination, Gus was assigned to the USS Glennon (DD-620 Destroyer). Duties for the Glennon were initially to ...
    • Charles Fraser
      In Navy, Pacific, USA, WWII
      U.S. Navy 1943–1946   Charles Fraser has just turned 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was trained to be an electronics technician, able to repair anything from radios to sonar and radar equipment. Fraser was assigned to the USS ...
    • David S. Ball
      In Afghanistan, Iraq, USAF Reserves
      U.S. Air Force 1991–2017   As an ICU and Emergency Room nurse, David Ball had experience. He also had friends who were Air Force flight nurses and, wanting to make a difference, he joined the U.S. Air Force Reserves in 1991. With 18 years in ...
    • Thomas L. Grady
      In China-Burma, USAF, WWII
      U.S. Air Force 1939–1945   This interview covers Mr. Grady’s service as a gunner and radio operator on a B-24 heavy bomber in the China-Burma Theater. Grady – sketches   View in catalog   Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like ...
    • Brett Conaway
      In Army NG, Baghdad, Fallujah, Iraq
      National Guard 2003-present     While at Roger Williams University, Brett Conaway joined the ROTC program. Following the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, he was called to active duty with the 211th Military Police Battalion of the ...
    • Joseph Todisco
      In Army, Pacific, WWII
      U.S. Army 1942–1945   At the age of 22, Joseph A. Todisco was called up to join the Army. After learning to fire artillery weaponry and helping to write ground-to-air defense manuals, Joe was soon sent to New Guinea and the Philippines, with ...