Making History Project
"Preserving Veterans' Stories"
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Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, September 18, 2015

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!


Weapons of History: 5 Things You Don’t Know About Sniper Rifles

This series looks at sniper rifles and quickly recounts five “unknown” facts or stories about them.

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See History: Utah Beach Photos from MHP

Utah BeachThe Making History Project has uploaded photos from its 2014 and 2010 Normandy France trips for Utah Beach. These photos were taken during the 66th and 70th Anniversary for D-Day.

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History Maker: Frank Vegnone Oral History Interview uploaded to MHP

The Making History Project has uploaded to its Veteran Oral History Interviews, an excerpt of the interview with World War II Veteran Frank Vegnone.  The oral history interview was conducted in Webster, Massachusetts on August 21, 2015.  Frank Vegnone served in the 10th Armored Division, 61st Armored Infantry Battalion as a Rifleman.

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Thank you for reading (and sharing).  Stay tuned for next week’s weekly review for U.S. Veterans.

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About Author

Patrick Russell

Director and oral historian for the Making History Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Veteran stories for future generations. Resides in Miami, Florida, where he has been a practicing lawyer since 1994. Proudly serves as a staff member for the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, in addition to being a member of the Oral History Association, American Historical Association; Friends and Family of the 508 P.I.R.; and the Battle of the Bulge Association. Graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Political Science, and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Additional courses and workshops for oral history and museum studies have been taken at Baylor University and Harvard University, Harvard Extension School. Contact info: (305) 608-2977 or

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