AMERIcA'S VETERAN'S STORIES
Interviews and conversations with U.S. veterans from all branches and years of service.
Irma Deeds, Manning the Homefront
I’ll talk with my Aunt Irma who grew up during the Depression, the dirty thirties in western Kansas and then WWII.
Clifton Schroeder, Vietnam Veteran
Tigers. When young Marine Cliff Schroeder arrived in Vietnam in 1968, it never crossed his mind that tigers were something to be concerned about.
George Ciampa, WWII Veteran
George graduated from High School the day he turned 17 and found himself, weighing in at 112 pounds, landing on Utah Beach mid-day on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
David Petteys, Vietnam Veteran
Marine Captain David Petteys, non-active duty for 53 years, shares his stories of flying helicopters during the Vietnam War.
Jack Thurman, WWII Veteran
WWII Veteran Jack Thurman turned twenty years old during the battle of Iwo Jima.
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.