Below are the Veteran oral history interviews from the Making History Project. Our Veteran oral history interviews seek to cover Veterans from all eras, including World War II, Korea, Cold War, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the present. No story is too small or unimportant. Our mission is to leave no Veteran behind.
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To preserve these memories for the future, the Making History Project will archive the Veteran oral history interviews with the United States Library of Congress and the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.
If you are a Veteran, or know of a Veteran, who would be interested in providing an oral history interview and receiving a digital copy of the same, please contact us.
Appel Jack - WWII VeteranWWII Veteran Jack Appel was interviewed in Caen, France on June 7, 2015. PFC Appel was a member of the 17th Signal Battalion of the U.S. Army where he was involved in the Normandy Campaign, the Battle of the Bulge, and the discovery of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
Bond Jerry - Viet Nam VeteranViet Nam Veteran Jerry Bond was interviewed in Clinton, Oklahoma on August 4, 2021. Lt. Jerry Bond was a naval aviator flying helicopters during the Viet Nam war and is a third-generation U.S. Navy Veteran.
Byers Bill - WWII VeteranWWII Veteran Bill Byers was interviewed in La Fiere, Normandy, France on June 8, 2014. Technical Sergeant Byers was a member of the 300 Combat Engineers who landed in Normandy on D-Day +6 and was involved in the combat operations of Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe, Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), and the Rhineland.
Caudil Emily - Operation Desert Storm VeteranOperation Desert Storm Veteran Emily Caudil was interviewed in Billings, Montana on July 19, 2021. Lance Corporal Caudil served with the U.S. Marines in the 2nd Marine Air Craft Wing, Marine Air Support Squadron 1 during Operation Desert Storm.
Chishom Robert - WWII VeteranWWII Veteran Robert Chisholm was interviewed in Dallas, Texas. Robert jumped into Normandy on D-Day as part of the 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment for the 82nd Airborne. In this interview, Robert reflects on his experience in D-Day, Korea, and later in Vietnam. Robert received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and French Legion of Honor, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Christensen Cynthia - Viet Nam and Iraq War VeteranViet Nam and Iraq War Veteran Cynthia Christensen was interviewed in Mitchell, South Dakota on July 16, 2021. Major Christensen served in the U.S. Air Force as the first female air-to-air missile technician during the Viet Nam War. Later, Major Christensen re-entered the Air Force as a nurse, joined the U.S. Army Reserves, and deployed to Saudia Arabia and Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.