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 ."

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Johannes Mosbo
Johannes Mosbo

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

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Anthony Mazziotti
Anthony Mazziotti

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

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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."

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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.'"

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Richard Higgins
Richard Higgins

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

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Herbert Hansen
Herbert Hansen

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

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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."

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Floyd Stacy
Floyd Stacy

"Most everybody had frostbite."

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Gerardo Borbón
Gerardo Borbón

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

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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