• Hilbert Margol
      In Army, European, Uncategorized, WWII
      https://youtu.be/1eGEmr970QU Hilbert Margol and his twin brother, Howard, served in the 42nd “Rainbow” Division out of Oklahoma during World War II; both served as gunners with 105MM gun batteries. They would be shipped to Europe in early 1945, ...
    • Nicholas M. Zallas
      In Air National Guard, American, Army NG, Army Reserves, Cold War, Massachusetts, Peacetime, USAF Reserves
      https://youtu.be/W071f8u8bjo “How can I make your job easier” was the directive that guided Nick Zallas through a 40-year career in the military. He served with National Guard and Reserve units in the Army and Air Force in communications and ...
    • Vernon Amundson
      In Cold War, USAF, Vietnam
      https://youtu.be/kWo_LVBtdME MP3 of Vernon Amundson interview Vernon Amundson joined the Air Force right after high school in 1954. He would spend 25 years in the USAF, mostly as a navigator on a variety of aircraft, including B-52s, C130s and AC ...
    • Paul Carew
      In Marines, Massachusetts, Natick, Vietnam
      MP3 for Paul Carew Paul Carew joined the Marine Corps shortly after graduating from Natick High School in 1970. Trained to be a radio operator, Carew joined the 2nd Battalion, “Hotel Company,” 4th Marines, as part of support for a helicopter force ...
    • Roger M. Woodbury
      In Natick, USAF, Vietnam
      https://youtu.be/4_fztKfktps Photo Courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force MP3 of Roger Woodbury interview Roger Woodbury was a teacher in Rhode Island when he realized that some of his students would soon be eligible for the draft. ...
    • James Ramsey
      In Navy Seabees, Vietnam
      MP3 interview of James Ramsey Jim Ramsey joined the Naval ROTC just after enrolling at Cornell University in 1961. After graduating in 1965, he received his ensign’s commission and began working with the Naval Construction Battalion (SeaBees) as an ...
    • Allison “Doc” Blaney
      In American, Army, Korea, USAF, WWII
      “Doc” Blaney joined the Army on his 18th birthday in 1943. Trained as a medic and a paratrooper, he parachuted near Utah Beach during the D-Day invasion at Normandy; he would spend the next six days treating the wounded in an old chapel. He was also ...
    • Wade Tambor
      In American, Cold War, Navy
      Wade Tambor joined the Navy in 1955, and was sent to Officers Candidates School in Newport, R.I. After earning his ensign’s commission, Tambor was sent to Adak in the Aleutian Islands for his first duty station. There, Tambor handled administrative ...
    • Thomas Dahill
      In American, Pacific, USAF, WWII
      Thomas Dahill joined the Army Air Corps in 1943, shortly after graduating from Arlington High School. He eventually became a navigator on a B-24, and was sent to the Philippines and New Guinea. He would fly 45 missions, including one that would be ...
    • William Martin
      In American, Cold War, Massachusetts, Naval Res., Navy, Persian Gulf, Vietnam
      Born and raised in South Boston, Bill Martin was drafted into the Navy in 1966 despite poor eyesight. Because he was a college graduate, he was sent to Officer Candidates School in Newport, R.I. Trained as a supply officer, Martin would serve in ...