Oral Histories

Veteran portraitThe Voices of Iowa Oral History Project is an innovative approach to the collection, display, and preservation of our history. The compilation of personal stories in a digital format provides material that is relevant to a modern generation of users. In addition to the historical chronology, the process captures the personal emotion and interpretation of an event, giving it meaning beyond the printed word or image. We have been collecting oral histories from Iowa veterans since 2003 for use in exhibits, educational programming, and promotional activities. Currently, we have over 1600 interviews from 70 counties that are available to the public in our library. It is one of the largest veteran collections of interviews conducted by a single institution in the nation.

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Video Video Description Service Branch Rank Specialty or Rate

Lloyd Aasen

Crossing the English Channel

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U.S. Army
1942 to 1946
Private First Class (PFC) [E-3] Infantry, Ordinance

Robert Abernathy

Chasing down the enemy

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U.S. Army Pilot

Donald Ackman

Setting up camp close to enemy lines

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U.S. Marine Corps
1949
Radio Operator

James J Acton

One of the first uniformed Army units in Vietnam 1962

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U.S. Air Force
1958 to 1962
Airman First Class [E-4] Cryptolinguist

John R Adams

Marine Vet recalls his landing on "D-Day"

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U.S. Marine Corps
1942 to 1945
Private First Class (PFC) [E-3] Mortar, Infantry, Rifleman

Ralph H Adams

Okinawa

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U.S. Marine Corps
1942 to 1945
Corporal Engineer - Air Craft

Lorain Francis Adams

Operating in the dark

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U.S. Army
1947 to 1948
Clerk

Donald M Adams

Iwo Jima

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U.S. Army
1944 to 1946
Infantry

William L Adams

Discussions with the supply sergeant

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U.S. Army

William Jerry Aegerter

Son's account of first night of Iraq war

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U.S. Marine Corps
1962 to 1965
Lance Corporal [E-3] Electrician

Guy L Aiken

Helping the sick and wounded on trip home

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U.S. Navy

John A Albright Jr.

John's work on the Oriskiny

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U.S. Navy
1957 to 1961
Second Class Petty Officer [E-5] Aviation Ordinanceman (AO)

Ruth E Alcorn

Clerk in the Marines-life in the squadron

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U.S. Marine Corps
1944 to 1946
Sergeant Stock Records Clerk/bookkeeper

Lavern Alcorn

Approaching the enemies airfield

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U.S. Air Force
1943 to 1946
Pilot

David H Alfrey

Terrible fog keeps planes grounded

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U.S. Air Force

Lynn Edward Alitz

Army finance school

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U.S. Army
1968 to 1969
[E-5] Finance

Kenneth Roland Allbaugh

Artillery and communication

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U.S. Marine Corps
1943 to 1945
Second Lieutenant [O-1]

David R. Allbaugh

Dangerous mission

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U.S. Air Force
1970 to 1974
First Lieutenant [O-2] Pilot / Commander

Roger B Allen

Nighttime Experience in Vietnam

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U.S. Army
1970 to 1971
Specialist 4 [E-4] Infantry

Erroll J Allen

An Experience in Korea

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U.S. Army
1946 to 1947
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