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.
Barber Cash - WWII VeteranWWII Veteran Cash Barber was interviewed on November 9, 2022, in Pensacola, Florida. Aviation Machinist Mate and Chief Petty Officer Cash Barber served in the U.S. Navy with the Patrol Bombing Squadron 11 (VPB-11) and Patrol Squadron 11 (VP-11) in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Cash Barber also participated in the Berlin Air Lift, as well as having served in Viet Nam. Cash Barber has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and Navy Combat Aircrew Wings with Three Stars.
Bolan James - Korea Viet Nam VeteranKorean War and Viet Nam War Veteran, James Bolan, was interviewed on September 10, 2022, in Columbus, Georgia. Lt. Col. Bolan served in the U.S. Army in both Korea and Viet Nam. During Viet Nam, Lt. Col. Bolan was with the Golden Brigade of the 82nd Airborne. Additional service includes the 3rd Division, 15th Infantry; 77th Special Forces Group; 1st Special Forces; 5th Special Forces Group; and as an instructor at the Special Forces School. Lt. Col. Bolan received the Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge (1 Star), Air Medal, and the Master Parachutist Badge.
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.