World War II Veteran Luciano “Louis” Graziano is the last known living witness to the German surrender, which ended hostilities in Europe in WWII. Graziano landed on D-Day in the 3rd wave on Omaha Beach and was later in the Battle of the Bulge. He is the author of his book titled, “A Patriot’s Memoirs of World War II.” Check out more of AVC’s…

 
 

Lt. Col. James H. Harvey III was a pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group, known as the Tuskegee Airmen. He later piloted on the team that won the military’s first ‘Top Gun’ contest in 1949. Harvey was also the first African American jet fighter pilot to fly in the Korean War. Listen to his remarkable and share it with friends and family. Check out…

 
 

Tom Rice, a paratrooper with the famed 101st Airborne Division, jumping into Normandy on June 6, 1944. On June 5, 2019 – at the age of 97 – he once again jumped into Normandy, landing near the exact same location he landed 75 years prior. WATCH and SHARE his remarkable story. Check out more of AVC’s oral histories.

 
 

PFC Deloris Ruddock PFC Deloris Ruddock enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps in October 1943 in Washington, DC. She would be assigned to the history-making 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the first and only all-female African American unit deployed overseas during WWII. They were sent to Birmingham, England and Rouen, France to sort through the two year logjam of mail to send to American troops…

 
 

Elizabeth Bernice Barker Johnson Elizabeth Bernice Barker is a World War II veteran of the 6888th Central Postal Battalion of the Women’s Army Corps. Ms. Barker and her sisters in arms were members of an all-African American female unit responsible for sorting the backlog of mail to maintain the morale of Americans stationed in Europe. Watch more of AVC’s…