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.
Dunn Claud - Viet Nam VeteranViet Nam Veteran Claud Dunn was interviewed in Fayetteville, North Carolina on October 21, 2017. CSM Dunn served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, 508 P.I.R., in Viet Nam. CSM Dunn received the Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, five Army Commendation medals, 3 Army Achievement Medals, Combat Infantry Badge, Airborne Wings, and Air Assault Badge.
Erskine Robert - WWII VeteranWorld War II Veteran, Robert Erksine, was interviewed in Jupiter, Florida on July 16, 2016. SGT Erksine served in the 78th Infantry Division, 303rd Medical Battalion, as a combat medic. SGT Erksine participated in three major battle campaigns, Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge); Rhineland (Remagen Bridge Crossing); and Central Europe. SGT Erksine received the Combat Medical Badge, three Bronze Battle Stars, two Bronze Stars for valor at the Battle of the Bulge, and the French Legion of Honor medal.
Evans Dwight - Viet Nam VeteranViet Nam Veteran, SGT Dwight Evans, was interviewed on August 3, 2021 in Clinton, Oklahoma. SGT Evans was a member of the 3rd Armored Division initially serving in the infantry before becoming a track and turret mechanic. SGT Evans later went to Iraq in 2003 at the age of 52 as a civilian contractor hauling water.
Faiver Harold - WWII VeteranWorld War II Veteran, Harold Faiver, was interviewed in Miami, Florida on June 6, 2021. CPL Faiver was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corp, 494 Bomber Group, where he was a mechanic on the ground and in the air. CPL Faiver served in the Pacific Theater at Hawaii, Saipan, New Guinea, Guam, Philippines, and China.
Figg Albert - WWII VeteranWWII Veteran Albert Figg was interviewed in Arromances, France on June 6, 2015. SGT Figg served with the British 112th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery and landed in Normandy, France on Gold Beach on June 24, 1944, SGT Figg participated in the Battle of Hill 112, the battle of the Falaise Gap, the Crossing of the Seine, and the Crossing of the Rhine.
Ford Robert - Viet Nam VeteranViet Nam Veteran Robert Ford was interviewed in Okeene, Oklahoma, on August 10, 2021. CPT Robert Ford was a helicopter pilot for the 282nd Helicopter Assault Company and served in Danang and Hue. CPT Ford was involved in the defense of the Tet Offensive and received the Bronze Star and Air Medal with Valor. CPT Ford authored Black Cat 2-1 as his story and that of his crew during Viet Nam.