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

Donald Brommer

Keeping warm in a fox hole

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U.S. Army
1944

William J. Bronn

Navy Vet recalls his time on WWII P.T. boats

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U.S. Navy
1942 to 1946

Richard William Bronner

Army training at Ft. Still, Oklahoma

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U.S. Army
1963 to 1966
[E-5] Track Mechanic

Charles D Brown

Under fire from a sniper

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John J Brown

Comforting the dying soldiers

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U.S. Navy
1942 to 1946
Medic

Leona M Brown

26 year Army Vet recalls first assignment after graduating from West Point. (1st Iowa black woman to graduate- mid 1990's)

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U.S. Army
1991 to 2016
Lieutenant Colonel [O-5]

Robert Thomas Brown

First experience with his M-48 tank in Vietnam

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U.S. Marine Corps
1969 to 1971
Sergeant Tank Commander

Donald D Brown

WWII Navy Vet recalls time on the carrier "USS Bellwood"

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U.S. Navy
1944 to 1945
Seaman First Class Forward Elevator Operator

Raymond A Brown

Army vet on training maneuvers in Wisconsin

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U.S. Army Master Sergeant [E-8]

Mark Brown

Saved by gold piece

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U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel [O-5]

Clair S Bruce

Beautiful community of veterans

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U.S. Army
1944

Sabinus Anthony Buchheit

Navy Vet tells about his CIA work as a 19 year old in the 50's

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U.S. Navy
1951 to 1955
Third Class Petty Officer [E-4] Communications

Mark Dominic Buchheit

Attacked by a kamikaze

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U.S. Navy
1942 to 1946

George Sam Buck

Body parts go numb

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U.S. Army

Verle Buck

Waterproofing a vehicle

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Greg J Buckendahl

Viet army M-P comments on Vietnam war protests

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U.S. Army
1968 to 1971
Sergeant Military Police And Dective

Dale B Buckman

Army Vet tells about being stationed on a secret island off North Korea

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U.S. Army
1952 to 1954
Corporal Anti Aircraft Artillery

Robert D Buckner

WWII Marine on landing on Iwo Jima as a 19 year old

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U.S. Marine Corps
1943 to 1946
Corporal Infantry Runner

Delmar L Bull

Army Vet on how he learned WWII was over

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U.S. Army
1942 to 1945
Sergeant 335Th Engineer

Rhinehart Bunting

Living on mutton

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U.S. Army

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