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The following oral history interviews conducted with veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Many were conducted as part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (http://www.loc.gov/vets/).

These interviews are available at the University of Louisville Oral History Center, in the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections (ASC). They may all be accessed on-site in ASC's research room. For information on visiting ASC, see our Planning a Visit page. If you would like to order a copy (CD, audiocassette tape, videotape, or, when available, a transcript), please contact Heather Fox, co-director of the Oral History Center by email, or by telephone (502-852-6752). For information on pricing, see our Obtaining Copies page. A few transcripts are available online; you may access those transcripts directly via the link in the entry for the interview.

 

Oral Histories

Interviewee Date Interview Number(s) Summary information Transcript? Interviewer Length
Interviewee Date Interview Number(s) Summary information Transcript? Interviewer Length
Aiken, Charles William 11/21/2003 2004-2-1 Veterans History Project: World War II; European Theatre No Joseph Ward videotape; unknown
Aiken, William 7/28/2004 2004-77-1 Veterans History Project: World War II -- Pacific Theater No Benner, Neil videotape; unknown
Aikens, James (Ted) 2/12/2004 2004-88-1 Veterans History Project: World War II -- Pacific Theatre; European Theatre; Prisoners of War; US Army No Morris, William videotape; unknown
Baron, Al 11/14/2003 2004-2-2 Veterans History Project: Korean War; US Marine Corps No Joseph Ward 60 minutes
"Bean, James E." 4/15/1984 1984-51 An interview about the Vietnam War experiences of Col. James E. Bean, a POW for 5.5 years in North Vietnam. no Gordon, John S. 60 minutes.
Berger, Danny 1/22/2004 2004-88-2 Veterans History Project: Vietnam War; US Navy No Eiden, Robin videotape; unknown
Berry, Richard 2/12/2004 2004-106-1 Veterans History Project: Vietnam War; US Army No Kays, Kimberly videotape; unknown
Birmingham, Roy 7/20/2004 2004-88-3 Veterans History Project: World War II -- European Theater No Halloran, J. Paul videotape; unknown
Blasche, Theodore 2/9/1984 1984-59 An interview about the experiences and feelings of a Vietnam War veteran. no Kay, Marcia H. 60 minutes.
Block, Kenneth 3/6/2004 2004-49-1 Veterans History Project: Vietnam, Desert Storm No Robin Eiden videotape; unknown
Bockman, Harry 4/27/1981 "1981-191, 1981-192" A university employee discusses World War II and his U of L experiences yes Franklin, Harry J. 120 minutes.
Borders, Thomas 5/24/2004 2004-67-1 Veterans History Project: Vietnam No Dill, Logan videotape; unknown
Bowles, Charles David 3/11/2004 2004-49-2 Veterans History Project: World War II, Pacific theatre No Morris, William videotape; unknown
Briggs, Richard L. 01/29/2004 2004-88-4 Veterans History Project: World War II -- European Theater; Pacific Theater; US Army No Morris, William videotape; unknown
Brown, Maurice, Jr. 4/20/1979 750 Brown discusses his recollections of World War II, concentrating on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. yes Craggs, Tom 60 minutes.
Bryan, Fred 3/14/2005 2005-30-2 Veterans History Project: Korean War; US Navy; US Hospital Corps No Loomis, Ken videotape; unknown
Bryant, Janette 08/08/2005 2006-45-1 Veterans History Project: World War II homefront; Women's employment No Ward, Suzanne & Joe videotape; unknown length
Buckner, Robert 4/20/2004 2004-67-2 Veterans History Project: World War II; Pacific Theatre No Carpenter, Mary Lou videotape; unknown
Burrell, William P. 06/17/2004 2004-106-2 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Army Medical Corps; African Americans in the Armed Forces; Walter Reed Hospital No Loomis, Ken videotape; unknown
Campbell, D. Bruce 3/25/1984 1984-45 An interview with a Vietnam veteran on his experiences and feelings. no Campbell, Georgia 60 minutes.
Chambers, James A. 3/2/2004 2004-49-3 Veterans History Project: Desert Storm No Mitzi Carroll videotape; unknown
Cunningham, Brian Ross 03/24/2005 2006-45-2 Veterans History Project: Vietnam; US Army No Carroll, Sean videotape; unknown length
Denoux, Henry 02/13/2004 2004-88-5 Veterans History Project: World War II -- European Theater; US Army Signal Corps No Rink, Richard videotape; unknown
Detrick, Edward 5/18/1989 1989-80-1 Mr. Detrick was an Army Air Corps pilot during World War II, and was stationed in Burma from 1944-46. His job was to air drop supplies to those soldiers who were building the Ledo Road. no Steele, Kelly M. 45 minutes.
Deyen, Henry G. 11/3/1980 1981-40 Henry Deyen's life in Germany and his early years in the United States are the subjects of this tape. He returned to Germany as an American soldier during World War II. no Holmberg, James J. 60 minutes.
Diggs, Clarence 05/23/2005 2006-45-3 Veterans History Project: World War II; African Americans in the Armed Forces; US Army No Van Daalen, Cheryl videotape; approximately 60 minutes
Distler, Jack 1/3/1989 1989-80-2 Mr. Distler was an Army Air Corps pilot during World War II from 1944- 45. He airlifted supplies over the Himalayas from American bases in India to American bases in China. no Steele, Kelly M. 30 minutes.
Doughten, William L. 3/24/2005 2005-30-3 Veterans History Project: World War II; Korean War; US Navy No Van Daalen, Cheryl videotape; unknown
Drye, James C. 5/5/1977 389, 390 Drye discusses his personal history, including his school days at the University of Louisville and his service as a physician in the U.S. Army during World War II. yes Owen, Thomas L. 120 minutes.
Dumas, Cindy 9/21/1988 1989-80-3, 1989-80-4 Cynthia Dumas was an Air Force nurse stationed at Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam from June 1968 to June 1969. She speaks of this experience and her current involvement in Veterans' affairs. no Steele, Kelly M. 75 minutes.
Duncan, Jack 3/9/2004 2004-49-5 Veterans History Project: Vietnam No Morris, William videotape; unknown
Dunn, Claud 2/28/2004 2004-49-6 Veterans History Project: Vietnam No Morris, William videotape; unknown
Durbin, Hayward 2/27/2004 2004-88-6 Veterans History Project: World War II -- Pacific Theater; US Army Air Corps/Signal Corps No Eiden, Robin videotape; unknown
Durrett, James ("Jack") T. 04/19/2004 2004-106-3 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Navy No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Eckles, Andrew J., III 6/7/2004 2004-67-3 Veterans History Project; World War II; Manhattan Project No Dill, Logan videotape; unknown
Elliott, David 2007-08-29 2008-83-2 Veterans History Project: World War II -- Pacific Theatre No Ward, Joseph 60 min.
Ericson, Eugene Victor 04/20/2004 2004-106-4 Veterans History Project: World War II; Korean War; US Army; US Navy No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Farr, Thomas 8/10/2004 2004-88-7 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Army; Military Intelligence No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Fleischaker, Arthur 4/12/2004 2004-67-4 Veterans History Project: World War II -- European Theatre No Ziclinski, Bob videotape; unknown
Fleischer, Jerome V. 3/2/2004 2004-49-7 Veterans History Project: Vietnam No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Fleming, Gerald 09/01/2004 2004-106-5 Veterans History Project: Persian Gulf War; US Army No Rink, Richard videotape; unknown
Flusberg, Bob M. 11/23/2005 2006-45-4 Veterans History Project: World War II, US Army; Jews in the Armed Forces in World War II No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown length
Futrell, Morris Earl 07/07/2004 2004-106-6 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Marine Corps No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Gant, William 09/29/2004 2006-45-5 Veterans History Project: World War II, African Americans in the Armed Forces ; US Army No Carr, Lawrence videotape; unknown length
Garrett, George 3/15/2004 2004-49-8 Veterans History Project: Vietnam No Kays, Kim videotape; unknown
Gay, Gertrude Neff 1/21/2004 2004-49-27 Veterans History Project: World War II; Women in the military; Red Cross nurses No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Gibson, Terry 2/10/2004 2004-88-8 Veterans History Project: Vietnam War; US Army No Carroll, Mitzi videotape; unknown
Glass, Jack 3/2/2012 2012-16-01 Korean War veteran from Metcalf County, Kentucky discusses his service in the U.S. Army. Mr. Glass enlisted in the Army and served from 1950 to 1953. (Korean War; US Army) No Lewis, Shelt 30 min.
Graham, Marvin A. 4/26/1984 1984-47 An interview with a Vietnam veteran on his experiences and feelings of the Vietnam War. no Anderson, Steve 60 minutes.
Hardy, Marshall Burwell 05/04/2004 2004-106-7 Veterans History Project: World War II; Officers Reserve Corps No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Heaphy, Hayden 7/1/2004 2004-77-3 Veterans History Project: World War II -- Pacific Theatre; US Army No Martin, Steve videotape; unknown
Herzfeld, John Elkan 07/01/2004 2004-106-8 Veterans History Project: Korean War; US Navy No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Heustis, Eugene Lee 3/20/2004 2004-106-9 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Navy No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Hicks, James 12/5/2003 2004-1-1 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Army No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Hissam, James 6/29/2004 2004-77-4 Veterans History Project: World War II -- European Theatre; US Army No Azama, Stacy videotape; unknown
Jones, Ron 6/21/2004 2004-106-11 Veterans History Project: US Army No Keys, Kimberly videotape; unknown
Kane, James R. 2/16/2004 2004-67-5 Veterans History Project: World War II -- European Theatre No Loomis, Ken videotape; unknown
Kazanjian, Albert Joseph 12/16/2005 2006-45-6 Veterans History Project: World War II - Pacific Theatre; US Army No Durso, Joan Combs videotape; unknown length
Keabler, M. Jane (Martha Jane) 3/20/2004 2004-49-9 Veterans History Project: Women and military No Robin Eiden videotape; unknown
Kell, Eunice Webb 8/4/2004 2004-88-10 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Army Nurse Corps; Women in the Military No Hansen, Charles videotape; unknown
Kelley, James D. 1/26/2004 2004-88-9 Veterans History Project: Vietnam War; US Army Marine Corps No Morris, William videotape; unknown
Kempf, Earl J. 1/15/2004 2004-88-11 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Navy; Pacific Theater No Morris, William videotape; unknown
La Rue, Alvin 3/7/2005 2005-30-4 Veterans History Project: World War II; African American veterans; US Army; Tuskegee University; Integration of US armed forces No Van Daalen, Cheryl videotape; unknown
Laganosky, Dorothy Jean (Nee Brown) 05/26/2005 2006-45-7 Veterans History Project: Korean War; Women in the military; US Army No Durso, Joan Combs videotape; unknown length
Lear, Dorothy 11/15/2004 2005-30-5 Veterans History Project: WAVES; World War II; Women in the military No Savastio, Rebecca videotape; unknown
Lecian, Till 12/9/2003 2004-1-2 Veterans History Project: Korean War; US Army No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Leon, Edwin P. 12/10/2004 2006-45-8 Veterans History Project: Operation Desert Storm; US Army; Latinos in the Armed Forces No Azama, Stacy videotape; unknown length
Logsdon, John W. 2/26/2004 2004-49-10 Veterans History Project: World War II, European Theatre, World War II in Africa No Morris, William videotape; unknown
Longley, Helen Kent 1/20/2004 2004-88-12 Veterans History Project: World War II; WAVES-Reserves No Rink, Richard videotape; unknown
Longley, James B. 1/15/2004 2004-49-11 Veterans History Project: World War II, European Theatre No Rink, Richard videotape; unknown
Maner, Betty Jo (nee Kuhn) 1-24-2004 12/4/2004 Veterans History Project: World War II No Ward, Joe videotape; unknown
Marshall, Sylvester 11/24/2003 2004-1-3 Veterans History Project: Korean War; Vietnam No Marshall, Marjorie & Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Martin, Clarence A., Jr. 3/9/2004 2004-49-12 Veterans History Project: World War II, Korean War No Carroll, Mitzi videotape; unknown
Martin, Cora Ann 12/29/2003 2004-2-3 Veterans History Project: World War II; Women in the military; Nursing Corps No Ward, Joseph 60 minutes
McCormick, William John 2/28/2004 2004-49-13 Veterans History Project: Vietnam No Eiden, Robin videotape; unknown
McQuilen, Damen 2/3/2004 2004-88-13 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Army; Pacific Theater No Carroll, Mitzi videotape; unknown
Metts, Paul 3/18/2004 2004-49-14 Veterans History Project: Vietnam No Morris, William videotape; unknown
Moremen, John S. 03/28/2005 2006-45-9 Veterans History Project: Korean War; US Marine Corps No Ward, Joe videotape; unknown length
Neely, Robert B. 1/1/1975 253, 254 Experiences and impressions of the African and Italian campaigns of World War II and the Korean War. yes Howard, Barbara 120 minutes.
Ostwalt, Jack 12/8/2003 2004-1-4 Veterans History Project: World War II; Army Air Force No Ostwalt-Whitfield, Rita videotape; unknown
Paris, Daniel 3/25/2004 2004-49-15 Veterans History Project No Morris, William videotape; unknown
Paul, Sidney 7/13/2004 2004-77-6 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Army Air Force No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Perry, William H. 8/9/1977 410, 411 Mr. Perry discusses his education, time in the Army during World War I, and his personal experiences as black principal in the Louisville school system. Included is a discussion about the quality of education received by blacks before and after desegregation. no Staiger, Charles 66 minutes.
Peters, Timothy C. 3/16/2005 2006-45-10 Veterans History Project: Vietnam; US Army No Ward, Joe videotape; unknown length
Pontrich, Richard 3/15/2004 2004-49-16 Veterans History Project: World War II, Army Air Corps No Dill, Logan videotape; unknown
Pottinger, Francis Harold 3/23/2004 2004-49-17 Veterans History Project: World War II; Pacific Theatre No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Pottinger, Michael Howard 01/17/2006 2006-45-11 Veterans History Project: Korean War; US Army No Van Daalen, Cheryl videotape; unknown length
Powell, Terry 3/2/2004 2004-49-18 Veterans History Project: US Air Force; Kentucky Air National Guard No Morris, William videotape; unknown
Price, Jean Frisk 05/23/2004 2006-45-12 Veterans History Project: World War II; European Theatre; Africa; Veterans Administration Hospital, Louisville No Dillander, Maria & Oslica, Valerie videotape; unknown length
Pullen, Malcolm E. 05/26/2006 2006-45-13 Veterans History Project: Vietnam; US Navy; African Americans in the Armed Forces No Carver, Patricia P. & Dorso, Joan Crumbs videotape; unknown length
Quiggins, Edsel 1/20/2004 2004-88-14 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Army Air Corps No Morris, William videotape; unknown
Quiggins, Momen 2/3/2004 2004-88-15 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Army; European Theater; Africa No Morris, William videotape; unknown
Reed, Dwight 2/19/2004 2004-88-16 Veterans History Project: Vietnam Era veterans; US Army No Eiden, Robin videotape; unknown
Richmond, Jack B. 2/11/1980 925, 926 The narrator discusses his personal history, including his experiences in the military during World War II. yes Callan, Virginia R. 120 minutes.
Riley, Timothy 1/19/2004 2004-88-17 Veterans History Project: Vietnam War; US Army No Morgan, CJ videotape; unknown
Rogers, Robert 7/6/2004 2004-77-7 Veterans History Project: World War II -- European Theatre; US Army No Chafin, Barry videotape; unknown
Romines, Delma 3/8/2004 2005-30-6 Veterans History Project: Vietnam War; Korean War; US Army No Morgan, Tyler videotape; unknown
Rosenberg, Sam 04/19/2004 2004-106-12 Veterans History Project: World War II -- Pacific Theatre; US Army No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Rutledge, Howard W. 2/24/2004 2004-88-18 Veterans History Project: Operation Iraqi Freedom; US Air Force No Carroll, Mitzi videotape; unknown
Sanders, Ewing 11/3/2004 2005-30-7 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Army No Rink, Richard videotape; unknown
Sanderson, Archie 6/13/1977 340 The Reverend Sanderson is a 52 year old black man, a long time resident of the Parkland Area. He discusses his life, the desegregated Armed Forces during World War II, and his struggles to achieve training as a mechanic after the War. no Bruggman, Marsha 30 minutes.
Sayed, William 04/12/2005 2006-45-14 Veterans History Project: World War II; Pacific Theatre; European Theatre No Ward, Joe videotape; unknown length
Schultz, Robert N. 11/4/1980 1981-49, 1981-50 The topics on these tapes include several areas of involvement in World War II: Fort Knox, Kentucky; Ireland; North Africa; Italy; Tunis; Cassino; Anzio; and Rome. no Schultz, Christine 80 minutes.
Schweitzer, Gustav, Jr. 3/11/2004 2004-49-19 Veterans History Project: Korean War; Vietnam War No Eiden, Robin & Kim Kays videotape; unknown
Smith, C. L. 3/1/1984 1984-53 An interview with a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, comparing them. no Willis, Philip C., II 60 minutes.
Smith, Gerald R. 4/8/1984 1984-48 An interview with a Vietnam veteran on his feelings and experiences of the War. no Anderson, Steve 60 minutes.
Snawder, Gene 3/4/2004 2004-49-20 Veterans History Project: Korean War (service in US) No Morris, William  videotape; unknown
Soule, Rolland L. 10/9/1980 1981-8, 1981-9 Professor Soule is the Southern Police Institute's Administrator of Degree Programs and Professors of Police Science and Administration. This interview deals with World War II reminiscences. He served in the Pacific theatre during the last years of the no Callan, Virginia R. 70 minutes.
Speth, Anthony 3/23/2004 2004-49-21 Veterans History Project: Vietnam No Morris, William  videotape; unknown
Stawter, Ralph A. 2/21/2004 2004-88-19 Veterans History Project: Vietnam War; US Army No Eiden, Robin videotape; unknown
Steiger, Robert W. 3/14/1981 1981-177, 1981-178, 1981-179 Steiger discusses World War II and general observations on American life from the 1930s to the 1960s. no Franklin, Harry J. 180 minutes.
Strahl, Warren 2007/08/29 2008-83-3 Veterans History Project: World War II No Rose, Don 120 min.
Straub, Richard 7/13/2004 2004-77-8 Veterans History Project: World War II -- European Theatre; US Army No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Swigert, Richard Hanawalt 08/31/2004 2004-106-13 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Navy; Navy V5 program No Loomis, Ken videotape; unknown
Thomas, Benjamin 10/26/1985 1986-5 Entitled "The World War I Experiences of Shock Troop". Mr. Thomas relates his experiences serving with the United States Army in Belgium and France during World War I. yes White, Linda M. 60 minutes.
Todd, I. Glenn 11/29/2005 2006-45-15 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Marin Corps; Military Police No Ward, Joe videotape; unknown length
Todd, Lowell 06/12/2004 2004-106-14 Veterans History Project: Vietnam War; US Army; Korea No Keys, Kimberly videotape; unknown
Tomlinson, John 10/07/2004 2006-45-16 Veterans History Project: World War II; US Navy Reserve No Loomis, Ken & Rink, Richard videotape; unknown length
Townsend, Richard 2/26/2004 2004-49-22 Veterans History Project: Vietnam No Eiden, Robin videotape; unknown
Trainer, Carol Rawert 05/19/2004 2004-106-15 Veterans History Project No Durso, Joan C. videotape; unknown
Trimer, Norm 3/16/2004 2004-49-23 Veterans History Project: World War II; Korean War No Morris, William L. videotape; unknown
Twiss, Ora 3/13/2004 2004-49-24 Veterans History Project: World War II; Korean War; Vietnam No Carroll, Mitzi videotape; unknown
Van Dyke, John 3/22/1984 1984-55 An interview with a Vietnam veteran on his experiences and feelings of the war. no Montgomery, James 60 minutes.
Van Winkle, Terry 1/20/2004 2005-30-8 Veterans History Project: Vietnam War; US Navy No Carroll, Mitzi videotape; unknown
Vogel, Elmer 12/2/2003 2004-1-5 Veterans History Project: World War II -- Pacific Theatre; Army Air Corps No Loomis, Ken videotape; unknown
Weaver, Frank 3/21/2005 2005-30-1 Veterans History Project: World War II; African American veterans; US Air Force; Tuskegee University No Van Daalen, Cheryl videotape; unknown
Wesley, Alice C. (Koch) 05/23/2004 2004-106-16 Veterans History Project: WAVES; Women in the military No Vermeesch, Stephanie videotape; unknown
Wesley, Steve 3/17/2004 2004-49-25 Veterans History Project: Vietnam No Kays, Kim   videotape; unknown
Westerman, Ed 06/28/2004 2004-106-17 Veterans History Project: World War II -- Pacific Theatre; US Army No Ward, Joseph videotape; unknown
Whitaker, William T. 2/5/2004 2004-88-20 Veterans History Project: Vietnam War; US Navy No Eiden, Robin videotape; unknown
Wurtenberg, Oscar 6/28/2004 2004-77-9 Veterans History Project: World War II; India; US Army No Carter, RB videotape; 35 min
Yater, George H. 01/18/2005 2006-45-17 Veterans History Project: World War II; Burma No Ward, Joe videotape; unknown length
Young, Mark 4/4/1984 1984-44 An interview with a machine-gunner in the Vietnam war on his feelings and experiences. no Robinson, Dale 60 minutes.
Younger, Alvin 7/7/2004 2004-77-10 Veterans History Project: World War II No Loomis, Ken videotape; unknown
Zettwoch, Dalton 2/17/2004 2004-49-26 Veterans History Project: World War II No Penner, Tami & Paul Halloran videotape; unknown

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