Submitted stories and first hand oral accounts as told by American veterans

 

Obituary FROM: EMERALD COAST FUNERAL HOME Phone: 850-864-3361 Fax: 850-864-2483 Adanto A.S. D’Amore, M.D. (Col, USAF, Ret.) known as “D” or “Dr. D” to his many friends and acquaintances passed away peacefully on April 28, 2009 with his family by his side. He was born in Introdacqua, Italy on May 21, 1913. D, his mother and brother joined their father in Youngstown, Ohio at the close of WWI, where he attended high…

 
 

This is part of the first chapter that makes up the military profile of my deceased husband. Having only one liners to work with, searching the internet linked me with seven comrades that served with him. Three of them opened the world of rigging (packing) parachutes and validated the once unknown. A complete package of his experiences and the environment wherein he served was a Christmas gift for his…

 
 

On December 7th, 1941, after hearing the announcement of the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor, I was walking up the street in my hometown, Lakeview, Long Island, and ran into my cousin. We said simultaneously, “I hope it lasts long enough for me to get into it.” I was 15 years old; he was 16. I remember songs like Let’s Remember Pearl Harbor and Were Going to Have to Slap…

 
 

As a young lad in my teens in the late 1930’s, I was well aware of world events taking shape in Europe. Before going to bed at night Mother and I listened to the late night news on the radio. I listened out of curiosity and went right to sleep. Mother listened because she had three sons and perhaps did not sleep so well as I. The rise of the…

 
 

As I prepared to return to Normandy in the spring of ’96, my thoughts of D-Day surfaced once again. I remembered the two-day crossing of the Channel; the starts and stops, the pitch darkness, the seasick troops. We reached the coastal waters off Normandy at dawn, 6 June. Our deployment for Utah Beach came on Wave 13 – on LCT 456. One hundred feet of steel, a crew of…

 
 

If you are a veteran, know a veteran, or are related to a veteran, and would like to place a personal story on the Online Veterans Tribute, please mail it to: American Veterans Center 1100 N. Glebe Rd. Suite 910 Arlington, VA 22201 Or e-mail to: tribute@americanveteranscenter.org Stories should be submitted in Microsoft Word format, if possible. Any story that is not submitted in a format that can be copied and pasted onto our…

 
 

Be the first to submit a tribute honoring a vet from the Korean War! If you are a veteran, know a veteran, or are related to a veteran, and would like to place a personal story on the Online Veterans Tribute, please mail it to: American Veterans Center 1100 N. Glebe Rd. Suite 910 Arlington, VA 22201 Or e-mail to: tribute@americanveteranscenter.org Stories should be submitted in Microsoft Word format, if possible. Any…

 
 

Be the first to submit a tribute honoring a vet from Operation Iraqi Freedom! If you are a veteran, know a veteran, or are related to a veteran, and would like to place a personal story on the Online Veterans Tribute, please mail it to: American Veterans Center 1100 N. Glebe Rd. Suite 910 Arlington, VA 22201 Or e-mail to: tribute@americanveteranscenter.org Stories should be submitted in Microsoft Word format, if possible. Any…

 
 

Sunrise came around 0600 that day, but I remember it as a still, dark, dismal, dank morning on the tossing English Channel. But we could have been in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean somewhere. Sopping wet and cold from our exposure on the deck of our LTC, we devoured a hot frothy cream of celery soup from our British field rations. This ingenious self-heating can included a wick…

 
 

Be the first to submit a tribute honoring a vet from the Vietnam War! If you are a veteran, know a veteran, or are related to a veteran, and would like to place a personal story on the Online Veterans Tribute, please mail it to: American Veterans Center 1100 N. Glebe Rd. Suite 910 Arlington, VA 22201 Or e-mail to: tribute@americanveteranscenter.org Stories should be submitted in Microsoft Word format, if possible. Any…