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AMERIcA'S VETERAN'S STORIES

Interviews and conversations with U.S. veterans from all branches and years of service.

SHOW ARCHIVE

Re-Broadcast of 3.1.2020 interview with Jim Blane

Jim Blane fought in four of the Pacific Theater battles during WWII. On the next America’s Veteran’s Stories with Kim Monson we are re-broadcasting an interview that we recorded with Jim in 2020.

Floyd Rolf, WWII C-47 Pilot

WWII Veteran Floyd Rolf enlisted in the Army Air Corps in December of 1942. He initially trained to fly P-38s but ultimately flew C-47 troop carriers.

Perils and Pearls

Hulda Bachman-Need reads from her memoir, Perils and Pearls, and shares her memories of being imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp during World War II.

Vietnam: Trisha Hood (Widowed Spouse Interview)

Donald Hood volunteered for the 82nd Airborne so that he could parachute in with front-line soldiers to repair their damaged glasses quickly. Sunday Trisha Hood shares the story of her husband who passed on in 2012.

WWII P-51 Fighter Pilot Dick Gibbs

WWII P-51 fighter pilot Dick Gibbs flew 43 combat missions during WWII. Gibbs shares the stories of shooting down four German aircraft.

Operation Downfall

August 1945, President Truman made the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

WWII Nurse Leila Morrison

WWII Army Nurse Leila Morrison arrived on the beaches of Normandy about 30 days after D-Day with just her duffle bag. This is a rebroadcast of a show recorded in 2021 to honor Leila's memory. She passed away July 16th, 2022.

World War II Veteran Henry Tagtmeyer

Henry Tagtmeyer grew up during the Depression and lived through the Dirty 30’s in Goodland, Kansas. Sunday Henry shares stories of the Dust Bowl and his Army experiences late in WWII.

Vietnam: Ted Gostas

April 1967 Ted Gostas had just five more days before his tour of duty in Vietnam was up. Gostas was captured and spent 5 years, 1 month, and 15 days as a Prisoner of War.