AMERIcA'S VETERAN'S STORIES
Interviews and conversations with U.S. veterans from all branches and years of service.
Liz Moreno, daughter of WWII Veteran John Dettling
What did WWII Veteran John Dettling witness when the Americans freed Buchenwald and other Concentration Camps? How did John Dettling and two other colleagues capture over 30 Germans?
Jody Lander, WW II Veteran Part III
WWII Veteran, Jody Lander, was involved in three of the major battles in the European theater during WWII: D-Day, Operation Market Garden and Battle of the Bulge.
Jody Lander, WW II Veteran
Dallas, Texas boy Jody Lander was drafted into the Army in 1943. Jody volunteered to become a paratrooper because he thought it would be exciting.
Clint Dorris, Desert Storm Veteran
Clint Dorris enlisted in the Army with the goal of serving with the elite 101st Airborne.
Luther Bergeland, WII and Korean War Veteran
Young Minnesota farm boy Luther Bergeland shipped off to Europe in 1945
Hugh McGinty, WWII Veteran
WWII Veteran Hugh McGinty flew 26 credited missions as a tailgunner on a B-17 Bomber during WWII.
Stephen Chiles, Vietnam Veteran
Stephen Chiles liked adventure so much he dropped out of college and enlisted in the Army. In June of 1966, Stephen was headed to Vietnam.
Lt. Col. Timothy Lupfer, Desert Storm Veteran
Lt. Col. Timothy Lupfer joins me to share his story of commanding a tank battalion during Desert Storm.
Guy Whidden, WW II 101st Airborne
Guy Whidden, joins me. Guy was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne who jumped in behind enemy lines on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Leila Morrison, WW II Army Nurse
Saving lives. That was WWII Army nurse Leila Morrison’s job. Leila will turn 98 this year and is so grateful for our freedom.
Babe Houser, World War II Marine Corps Veteran
Babe Houser danced her way through the Marine Corps.
Harvey Simpson, WW II and Korean War Veteran
What does the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, WWII, Vail, and the Korean War have in common? They are all a part of Harvey Simpson’s life.
Bob Brockish USMC, Korean War Veteran
Korean War Veteran Bob Brockish shares his experiences of becoming a Marine and fighting at Horseshoe Ridge.
Jim Blane, WWII Veteran
Marine Jim Blane was just a kid when he landed on the shores of Iwo Jima for the battle.
Bob Murphy USMC, Korean War
USMC Korean War veteran Bob Murphy discusses his experiences in the Korean War and his struggles with PTSD.
Marty Lettelier USMC, Korean War
What were you doing when you were 17? Marty Lettelier was joining the Marines in June of 1950.
Rondo Sharfe Falsified His Age at 16 to Serve His Country During WWII
Ronald "Rondo" Gilbert Scharfe, snagged some blank baptismal certificates from the Church where his sister was being married so that he could convince the U.S. Navy that he was seventeen.
Bury Him: A Memoir of the Vietnam War
It was the unthinkable: to be commanded to leave a fallen soldier behind. Sunday Kim talks with Marine Captain Doug Chamberlain about his book, "Bury Him: A Memoir of the Vietnam War."
Ralph Peeters, The Best Defense Foundation
Ralph Peeters grew up in The Netherlands and developed a deep love for the American Soldiers of WWII who liberated Europe.
Jody Lander, WWII Paratrooper
Texas A & M student, Jody Lander, was drafted in June of 1942 and became a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne.
The Story of “Dear Mary, Letters Home from the 10th Mountain Division (1944-45)”
We are excited to finally broadcast Sydney Williams and the story of his parent’s correspondence during WWII. In his book, Dear Mary, Letters Home from the 10th Mountain Division (1944-45).
WWII Battle of the Bulge Veteran, Wayne Field
Christmas seventy-five years ago 500,000 Allied soldiers fought a 40-day battle to prevent Hitler from reaching fuel supplies at Antwerp, Belgium. History knows it as the Battle of the Bulge. Wayne Field was one of those young soldiers who fought in this epic battle.