Veterans

William Koester
William Koester

"The captain... wanted me to ship over. I think I was a good Junior Officer but no, I wanted to go home ."

Johannes Mosbo
Johannes Mosbo

"Stalin was paranoid about contacts that his troops had with the West."

Anthony Mazziotti
Anthony Mazziotti

"...it takes a selfless person who has the drive to serve others...that's a hero."

Richard Simon
Richard Simon

"I didn't want to get in the Army. I wanted to sleep between two sheets and not in a fox hole."

Velma Richardson
Velma Richardson

"[My aunt] said, 'Oh I saw the most interesting sign...it's Uncle Sam Wants You and ...I think it means you.'"

Richard Higgins
Richard Higgins

"I had reveille at about five minutes to eight that morning with bombs going off."

Herbert Hansen
Herbert Hansen

"Everybody was holding their breath. Was there going to be a ceasefire?"

Paul J. Jordan
Paul J. Jordan

"I feel very blessed that my sons did't have to go into any other types of conflicts in their lifetime."

Floyd Stacy
Floyd Stacy

"Most everybody had frostbite."

Gerardo Borbón
Gerardo Borbón

“Now, the worst were the rockets. They would whistle and they were fast and much bigger.”

WMVETMazziotti Part 1

WMVETMazziotti Part 2

WMVETMazziotti Part 3

These are some of our Veterans. For an excerpt of their interviews, go to Stories 

For the full interview, go to Full Interview  

WMVETOrville Part 1

WMVETMazziotti Part 4

WMVETMazziotti Part 5

Janine, Davie(excerpt)

WMVETOrville Part 2

WMVETOrville Part 3

A mother talks about suicide.

Anthony Mazziotti, Bend, Oregon

Marine veteran discusses PTSD