Documenting History: Oral History Project

Military History

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Military History

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Serve Your Country and Stay Quiet: The Effects of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on Gays in the Military
The purpose of this oral history interview with Stacy Vasquez is to collect and preserve a firsthand account of a veteran who served under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the effort it took to repeal that policy. By reading this project one will learn…

An Outlook from the Front Lines: The Truth Behind the Vietnam War
The purpose of this project is to evaluate the Vietnam War through the eyes of a survivor and to better understand the conflict that happened throughout the war. The interview with Roland Blocksom addresses his personal experience as a veteran and…

The United States Role in World War II: The Experience of a Young Corpsman in the Pacific Theater During World War II
The purpose of this oral history project and interview with Dr. Henry Shetterly is to gather and form a convergence of evidence from primary and secondary sources on World War II and the Pacific Theater. By diving into this project you will be able…

A Day of Infamy: Pearl Harbor Through the Eyes of Michael (Mickey) Ganitch
The purpose of this oral history project is to learn about and experience Pearl Harbor through the eyes of Pearl Harbor survivor, Michael (Mickey) Ganitch. The images that Mr. Ganitch witnessed and the emotions that Mr. Ganitch felt on December ?1h,…

The Unique Story of a Three Time Purple Heart Decorated Marine: An Interview with William Mancke, a Veteran of Tinian, Roi-Namur, Saipan, and Iwo Jima
The purpose of this oral history is to acquire a deeper understanding of the infamous battles of Iwo Jima and Saipan as well as the entirety of the Pacific Campaign through an interview with William Mancke. This project aims to extract the emotions,…

American Martial Music: An Antique Tradition in a Modern Day<br /><br />
As the United States Military has developed and changed over the past two and a half centuries, the tradition of music in the military has remained, although it is quite apparent that its purpose and application has changed significantly in…

Saving the World One Island at a Time: Captain Jack Howard’s Experience as a Bomber Pilot in the Pacific During World War II<br /><br />
Millions of American people were involved in World War II whether it be in combat or at home; unfortunately, as time progresses, there are less and less veterans that are able to share their stories and experiences. The stories of these veterans are…

Defending the Underdog: A Soldier’s Journey of the Persian Gulf War
As the timeless years go on, it becomes increasingly difficult to recall the smaller, yet still significant events that have shaped our history and The Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Shield/Storm, is no different. America’s unprecedented…
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