• Herbert W. Skellett
      In European, Navy, Pacific, WWII
      U.S. Navy 1939–1945   Discusses Mr. Skellett’s service with the U.S. Navy as a 20-millimeter gunner aboard the U.S.S. Niblack. Mr. Skellett participated in the invasions of North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Southern France.   View in ...
    • Bruce Cameron
      In Marines, Pacific, WWII
      U.S. Marine Corps 1943–1946   Discusses Cameron’s service in the United States Marine Corps in World War II, serving with the 15th Marines, the 6th Marines and the First Provisional Marine Brigade. After boot camp at Parris Island, SC, ...
    • Henry T. Bengis, Part 2
      In European, USAF, WWII
      U.S. Air Force 1939–1945   Discusses Mr. Bengis’ Army Air Force service with the 379th Bomb Group in Europe during World War II. This is part two of the interview, and focuses on his experiences as a POW in Stalag Luft 1 in Germany. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Israel “Izzy” Arbeiter
      In European, WWII
        Shortly after the Germans invaded Poland in 1939, “Izzy” Arbeiter, his family and other Polish Jews were rounded up. The young Arbeiter would spend most of the war in several concentration camps, including Auschwitz, as a slave laborer for ...
    • William N. Eckerson
      In Marines, Pacific, WWII
      U.S. Marine Corps 1939–1945   With 20 of his classmates, Bill Eckerson wanted to enlist in the Marines right after the attack on Pearl Harbor, but was sent back to Colgate College. After graduation in 1943, he was called up and sent to Parris ...
    • 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 ...
    • Donald P. Oulton
      In Army, Korea, Uncategorized
        This interview covers Mr. Oulton’s service as a forward observer with the 7th Infantry Division, 32nd Regiment, 1st Battalion in Korea. He was also part of the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery.   ...
    • Arthur Fishtine
      In Army, European, WWII
      U.S. Army 1943–1945   This interview covers Mr. Fishtine’s service as a fire control instrument operator in Europe, from England to Czechoslovakia. Fishtine commendation View in catalog   Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading......
    • Warren Griffin
      In Marines, Vietnam
      U.S. Marine Corps 1968–1972 Fascinated by the Marines as a young boy, Warren Griffin fulfilled his commitment to help with the war by joining the Corps in August 1968 after the Tet Offensive. Describing his “little bit of hell” in basic ...