Making History Project
"Preserving Veterans' Stories"
501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Veterans Oral History Interviews

Bio Page added for Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell - Oral Historian

Patrick Russell after interviewing Japanese-American WWII Veteran Toshio Tokunaga

The Making History Project has added a background and information page for founder, Patrick Russell.  The background and information page for Patrick Russell as an oral historian and lawyer can be found in the “About” section of the website.  Here you can learn more about the experience and qualifications for Patrick Russell and the passion that drives him to work on the Making History Project each day.

The Making History Project is dedicated to making history for future generations by preserving the memories and stories of our Veterans today.  Please join us in this very important cause.  If you can donate time or resources to the project or know of a Veteran that would like to be interviewed, please let us know!

Vietnam Veteran wins local phase of national writing competition

Carl Burns, a Vietnam Veteran who lives in Manalapan, won first place in the New Jersey Veterans Administration local phase of the National Veterans Creative Arts Competition. His essay, “Hangar Crew,” tells the story of a group of Veterans who came together to restore a Bell-UH-1D helicopter (“Huey”), left in a field in New Jersey for 20 years, forgotten by time. The essay has moved on to the national portion of the competition.

Read more here

WWII 10th Armored Division Veteran Interview Scheduled

10th Armored Division

US 10th Armored Division

Veteran Oral History Interview

The Making History Project is pleased to announce that it will be conducting an oral history interview of a World War II Veteran from the 10th Armored Division on August 22, 2015 in Webster, MA.

This will be the first trip to Massachusetts for an oral history interview. Previously, the Making History Project has conducted interviews in France, Peru, Florida, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Stay tuned for more details, including photos and eventually a partial clip of the interview.  Meanwhile we are busy processing all the other previously conducted interviews and hope to upload some excerpts soon.

If you are or know of a Veteran who is or may be interested in giving an oral history interview, please be sure to reach out to us to discuss how we can help you.  This is a non-profit enterprise so there is no cost to the Veteran although donations are welcome to defray travel and processing costs.  We work hard to preserve Veteran’s memories and stories while creating an important keepsake for family members.  At the same time, the Making History Project preserves the Veteran oral history interview for future generations and researchers when we share the same with world-renowned archives.  Please contact us or pass on our information to a Veteran today!