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Veterans History Project

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The Niles-Maine District Library, in partnership with the Library of Congress, has established a local Veterans History Project Collection to recognize and record the contributions of our nation’s veterans. These primary documents provide individual accounts of service memoirs during World War II, the Korean War and aftermath, and the Vietnam War.

Listen to more than 60 interviews of local veterans or read the transcripts below.

Veteran NameTranscriptSearchableAudioLocation
Albert AronsonView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Albert Dominick (Ralph)View TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
WWII Pacific - U.S. Army
Allan SchaeferView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Vietnam - U.S. Army
Anthony DinaView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Arthur ShapiroView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
August HabighurstView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Army
Bernard WarcholView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Bette HorstmanView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Charles (Chuck) Theodore JacobsView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Navy
Charles BorowskyView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Navy
WWII Pacific - U.S. Navy
Charles MatzView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Marines
Chester RogalaView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
David (Bud) BesserView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to Interview Part 1
Listen to Interview Part 2
Listen to Interview Part 3
WWII Europe - U.S. Army
Dennis NilssonView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewVietnam - U.S. Army
Don LewanView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Navy
Donald SpitzerView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Army
Edward HawkerView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Navy
Korea - U.S. Navy
Edward MurnaneView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Army
Fred ZieglerView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewKorea - U.S. Army
Gary K WarnerView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewKorea Homefront - U.S. Army
Harold HorstmanView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Hymen RayView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Army
WWII Homefront - U.S. Army
Ira GrahamView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Navy
Irbe HansonView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Army
Irvin BlaszynskiView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Coast Guard
WWII Pacific - U.S. Coast Guard
Irving AbramsonView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Irwin WilligerView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Jack WeinbergView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Jerry LevinView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Army
John B. Andres Jr.View TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewVietnam - U.S. Army
John BugajskyView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewKorea - U.S. Army
John DeCeccoView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Army
John McCannView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Navy
Kenneth LeeView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Homefront - U.S. Navy
Korea - U.S. Army
Kenneth RadnitzerView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Marines
Korea - U.S. Army
Martha BarskyView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Homefront - U.S. Navy
Martha ShippView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Homefront - U.S. Cadet Nurse
Martin O'GradyView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewKorea - U.S. Army
Martin PassarellaView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewVietnam - U.S. Army
Matthew PotoczekView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Army
Matthew WojtaszekView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Max KolpasView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Michael A. TuscanoView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewVietnam - U.S. Marines
Mike KozyraView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Coast Guard
Niels LarsenView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewKorea - U.S. Army
Norman BerkmanView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Cold War - U.S. Army
Norman KarelView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Army
Orville SkibbeView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Navy
Paul SchnellerView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Homefront - U.S. Marines
Peter J. SmithView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewKorea - U.S. Marines
Ralph FriedmanView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Army
Ray MarchettaView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to Interview
Richard RogalaView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewKorea - U.S. Navy
Richard VanaView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Marines
Robert BarskyView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Navy
Robert CrandallView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Navy
WWII Pacific - U.S. Navy
Robert MorrisView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Homefront - U.S. Army
Korea - U.S. Army
Roberts GoldbergView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Homefront - U.S. Army
Korea - U.S. Army
Roger SalamonView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Homefront - U.S. Army
Rolf HellmanView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Korea Homefront - U.S. Army
Russell ZapelView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Navy
WWII Pacific - U.S. Navy
Sam SchechterView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewKorea - U.S. Army
Seymour WachtenheimView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewKorea - U.S. Army
Sol SchatzView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Thomas HillView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
Tom DavidsonView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewVietnam - U.S. Navy
Walter BeusseView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Pacific - U.S. Navy
Walter TymczukView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army
William ShippView TranscriptSearch TranscriptListen to InterviewWWII Europe - U.S. Army

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