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.
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.
Christensen Martin - Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom VeteranDesert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, Martin Christensen was interviewed on July 16, 2021 in Mitchell, South Dakota. Colonel Christensen was deployed as a medical doctor with the U.S. Army during Desert Storm and as part of the medical team during his deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Cronin Philip - Viet Nam VeteranViet Nam Veteran Philip Cronin was interviewed in Columbus, Ohio, on June 24, 2021. SFG Cronin was a member of the famed Golden Brigade and served in Viet Nam as part of the 1/508 Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. Locations of service include Bong Song, Highlands, Chulai, Da Nang, and Hue.
Day Dean - Cold War VeteranCold War Veteran Dean Day was interviewed in Harper, Kansas, on August 10, 2021. Cpl Day was a member of the 249th Engineer Battalion and served in Kaiserslaughten, Germany as well as in Metz, France. Cpl Day received the German Occupation Medal and was a mechanic in the motor pool.
Demartino Vincent - WWII VeteranWWII Veteran, Vincent Demartino, was interviewed in Floral Park, New York, on November 14, 2015. During WWII, SGT Demartino served in the 95th Infantry Division as an ammunition handler for a 57mm anti-tank gun. SGT Demartino also served in the Korean War as a mechanic and Viet Nam as a shop foreman.
Dobbs Larry - Viet Nam VeteranViet Nam Veteran, Larry Dobbs, was interviewed in Clinton, Oklahoma on August 5, 2021. SGT Dobbs served as a combat medic in the 8th Army, 4th Infantry Division, 2nd Battalion. SGT Dobbs was a conscientious objector who received a Bronze Star, Gallantry Cross, and two Purple Hearts in Viet Nam.