Veteran Oral History Interview
I had the honor and pleasure this past weekend to conduct an oral history interview of Frank Vegnone, a World War II Veteran from the U.S. Army, 10th Armored Division, 61st Armored Infantry Battalion, Company A. The interview took place in Webster, Massachusetts, the hometown for Frank Vegnone. Frank was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 and served until 1946. During his service, Mr. Vegnone was a rifleman and achieved the rank of Sergeant. As the 10th Armored Division pushed through France and into Germany, Frank saw action in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. Most notably, Frank was actively involved in the Battle of the Bulge from its inception as well as the bloody Hurtgen Forest. In serving his country, Frank was awarded two Purple Heart medals, the Bronze Star, and the French Legion of Honor medal.
I will be preparing the oral history interview for submission to the U.S. Library of Congress Veteran’s History Project as well as to the National World War II Museum. The record submitted will include Frank’s service record and select photos of him while in the service as well as photos of his medals. At the end of the project, an edited copy of the interview along with all submissions will be provided to Frank and his family as a keepsake. Thank you Mr. Vegnone for your service!