|Conversations with veterans of World War II
In this compelling oral history, Aaron Elson presents edited interviews with some of the veterans he has met over the years. These include a father who served in World War II and his son who fought in Vietnam; a group discussion with five veterans of the siege of Bastogne; George Bussell, one of the most colorful tank drivers you'll ever want to meet; and Clifford Merrill, a retired colonel who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
An extensive amount of research goes into a historical book such as "A Mile in Their Shoes." The amount of material that is researched and kept is tremendous, and generally a Maintenance Management Software program is needed to ensure that the research is kept safe. Historical research takes time and effort to get the details accurate, through the use of modern technology. Fortunately, online military research can help people find information and can bring the events of World War II to you. I hope you enjoy learning more about the heroic efforts of those that served in World War II and other wars.
The Last Hurrah Ed Boccafogli, 82nd Airborne Division
Man Overboard Coast Guard veteran Lou Putnoky
Mixed 'Nuts' Five 101st Airborne Division veterans of the siege of Bastogne
Interview with a Tank Driver The irrepressible George Bussell
This Is As Far As Those Bastards Go Pete De Vries, 82nd Airborne Division
Hors d'Oeuvres de Combat Tony D'Arpino and Reuben Goldstein
Tiger Burning Angelo Crapanzano, LST 507, Exercise Tiger survivor
The Human Aiming Stake Medal of Honor recipient John "Bud" Hawk
The Provost Marshal Clifford Merrill, 712th Tank Battalion
A Soldier's Life Wes Boyer, 1st Infantry Division, veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam
The Wall Cleo and Doug Coleman, a father who was in World War II and his son who served in Vietnam.
PTSD Ex-POW Gerry Rutigliano and his therapist discuss survivor guilt and post traumatic stress.