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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

United States Air Force Veteran Mark Hardcastle

United States Air Force veteran Mark Hardcastle recounts the life-changing experience of helping edit the book Echoes of Our War: Vietnam Veterans Reflect Fifty Years Later. The ten contributors to the book finally unleashed their stories without remorse.

Manert Kennedy

He dropped out of school and joined the Marines on his 17th birthday. Manert Kennedy needed some discipline so he joined the Marines in 1947.

Ret. Air Force Lt. Col. Bill Rutledge: Part 2

93 year-old Ret. Air Force Lt. Col. Bill Rutledge has interacted with thousands of individuals throughout the world. Sunday Lt. Col. Rutledge shares a number of vignettes of these many stories

Ret. Air Force Lt. Col. Bill Rutledge

Ret. Air Force Lt. Col. Bill Rutledge was a teenager during WWII. Sunday Col. Rutledge describes what it was like to live on the coast of Florida during WWII with German submarines in the waters nearby.

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Hartsook (Retired)

Ret. Lt. Col. Anthony Hartsook joined the Army in 1988. In this America’s Veteran’s Stories interview, Hartsook shares the history of his deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Author William B. Scott discusses his book, "Combat Contrails: Vietnam."

Combat Contrails: Vietnam

Vietnam era Air Force Veteran and author William B. Scott introduces his new book, "Combat Contrails: Vietnam," which captures 18 of these stories, most of which have never appeared in print.

Nurses and the Continental Army

George Washington was ahead of his time regarding battlefield medics. At the Battle of Concord, only one surgeon was available and soldiers who might have lived, died. General Washington decided to pay nurses $4.00 a day to treat Continental soldiers and it made a difference.

Patton’s Christmas Prayer

The forty-day bloody Battle of the Bulge was fought December 16th, 1944 thru January 25, 1945. Patton needed a miracle. So he prayed for one.

World War II Veteran Lou Zoghby

WWII Army Veteran Lou Zoghby fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Lou Shares his story and his part in the forty-day battle.

Korean War Veteran Marty Letellier

WWII Army Veteran Lou Zoghby fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Lou Shares his story and his part in the forty-day battle.

The Barbary Pirates and The United States Marines

Marine Veteran Rick McFadden shares the history of the Marine Corps. He’ll have you on the edge of your seat as he describes the political and military interactions with the Barbary pirates

Vietnam: Army Veteran Jimmy Nishimura

He was born in Japan. He wanted to come to America because he knew that his life would be better. In 1970 Jimmy Nishimura was drafted into the United States Army.