• Hyman Hipsman
      In European, Holocaust, WWII
        Holocaust survivor, Poland and Russia   Hyman Hipsman grew up in Wlodawa, Poland; after the German invasion in 1939, he went to work for a German war contractor, Bernhard Falkenburg, who saved Hipsman’s life on several occasions. When ...
    • John Ray (part 4)
      In Army, Korea, USA
        Part IV: Interview discussing Mr. Ray’s service as an artillery officer during the Korean War, and teaching law at West Point.   https://youtu.be/VUp0SRrDLY4 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading......
    • Silvio and Og Mandino
      In European, USAF, WWII
      U.S. Army 1959–1969 (Silvio) U.S. Air Force 1943–1945 (Og)   Silvio Mandino grew up in West Natick during World War II. His big brother, Augustine (“Og”) flew 30 missions over Germany as a bombardier on a B-24 Liberator; Og later became a ...
    • Robert Mead
      In Army, European, Pacific, WWII
      U.S. Army 1942–1946   While teaching in Boston, Robert Mead was drafted into the Army in 1942 and sent to Camp Wheeler, Ga. He worked his way up to officer candidate school at Fort Benning, Ga. He was also stationed at Camp Joseph Robinson in ...
    • Zebulon Hites
      In European, USAF, WWII
      U.S. Air Force 1942–1945   When World War II began, Zebulon Hites of Asheville, N.C., wanted to avoid being drafted, so he took the aviation cadet exam and entered the Army Air Corps. Hites describes in great detail how he became a navigator on ...
    • 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 ...
    • Winston E. “Pat” Flynn
      In Army, European, Korea, USA, Vietnam, WWII
      “Pat” Flynn joined the Army in 1943, wanting to join the 10th Mountain Division as a skier. Instead, he was trained for combat infantry. He served with the 157th Infantry Regiment, and saw action in Italy and France. After the war, he stayed a ...
    • James Sam Agostinelli
      In Navy, Pacific, WWII
      U.S. Navy 1942–1947   James “Sam” Agostinelli graduated from Natick High School in 1937 and enlisted in the Navy in 1942 “to see the world.” In his six years of service Sam was assigned to the aircraft carriers USS ...
    • 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 ...
    • Edward J. Carr
      In Marines, Vietnam
      U.S. Marine Corps 1961–1975   Interview discussing Mr. Carr’s Marine Corps service during the Vietnam War as a Forward Observer and a Vietnamese language interpreter.   View in catalog Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like ...