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

Roger B Allen

Nighttime Experience in Vietnam

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

Robert Marion Allen

Vet getting injured during a "street fight"

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U.S. Army

Rodger Altenhein

Gathering more men and equipment after the Battle of the Bulge

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U.S. Army
1941 to 1945
Staff Sergeant [E-6]

George William Alton

Reflections on 28 years of military service

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U.S. Army
1951 to 1979
Command Sergeant Major [E-9] Infantry And Armor Unit

Wayne Ambroson

On rescuing soldiers from Korea

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U.S. Marine Corps
1951 to 1953
Communication

Grace Akio Amemiya

Describing how tough the war is on family

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Civilian

Gerald F Amfahr

Army Vet on his work with guided missiles

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U.S. Army
1951 to 1954
Corporal Guided Missile Mechanic

Donald Raymond Anderson

Army Air Corps Vet cooked for Jimmy Stewart

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U.S. Air Force
1942 to 1945
Cook

Arden Anderson

Weather was the worst enemy

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U.S. Army

Gaynal May Anderson

Shocking scenes for a new nurse

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U.S. Navy
1944 to 1946
Nurse

James H Anderson

Teaching about claymore mines

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U.S. Air Force
1950
Gunner In B-26

Pamela Anderson

Air Force experience in Korea

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U.S. Air Force Media Specialist

Richard L Anderson

Navy ship damage control training

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U.S. Navy
1965 to 1969
Third Class Petty Officer [E-4] Damage Controlman

Keith A Annis

Marine patrols at night in Vietnam

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U.S. Marine Corps
1968 to 1970
Corporal Communications

Donald Frank Anton

Substantial amounts of oil in the ocean after Pearl Harbor

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U.S. Navy

Dave Palmer Anton

Experience with a road mine

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U.S. Army
1967 to 1969
[E-5] Survey

George Wallace Archer

Railroad Roundhouse in Waterloo

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U.S. Army Office W/ Mechanized Unit

Anthony G Arends

Being drafted into Army

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U.S. Army
1952 to 1954
Sergeant Clerk

Ross Armentrout

Fortified cities in France

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Paul Aschbrenner

Torpedo hits the ship

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U.S. Navy

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