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    Women Veterans of the Persian Gulf War

    The Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) commemorates Women s History Month with a panel discussion on the contributions of women to the Persian Gulf War and the impact on…

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    Flying Tigers in World War II

    A program was held to recognize Asian Pacific Americans who fought during World War II. Highlights include Anna Chennault’s recollection of her life with the Flying Tigers and…

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    Asian Pacific American Heroes of World War II

    Major General Antonio Taguba (Ret.) delivered the keynote address of a program commemorating the military service of Asian Pacific Americans. Then Assistant Director L. Tammy Duckworth gave…

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    Breaking the Naval Academy Color Barrier

    The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress honored Lt. Commander Wes Brown (Ret.), who in 1949 became the first black to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. During…

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    Veterans Oral History

    Former Representative Sam Gibbons discussed his experiences in Germany as World War II came to a close. He fought in Europe with the 101st Airborne Division from D-Day in 1944 through…

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    Veterans Oral History

    Representative Pearce was interviewed about his service in Vietnam as an Air Force pilot. He talked about his survival training and his missions in other Asian countries. The…

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    Veterans Oral History

    Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA) discussed his experiences in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, where he flew 116 combat missions aboard B-52s. This is a portion of an interview conducted…

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    Veterans Oral History

    Former Representative Sam Gibbons talked about D-Day, when he parachuted into France with the 101st Airborne Division. This is a portion of an interview conducted by the Library of…

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    Veterans Oral History

    Former Senator Max Cleland (D-GA, 1997-2003) recalled his memories of serving in Vietnam, where he was wounded and lost three limbs. This is a portion of an interview conducted by the…

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    Veterans Oral History

    Senator Chuck Hagel discussed his service in Vietnam as a soldier in the U.S. Army Infantry. This interview was conducted by the Library of Congress staff for their Veterans History…

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    Veterans History Project

    Tom Wiener showed some of the Library of Congress archives of the Veterans History Project. He displayed the illustrated memoir of Frederick Stilson, who was an officer in France…

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    Veterans Oral History

    Former Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-NY) discussed his service in World War II as a pilot in the Pacific. Among the topics he discussed were living conditions on Guam, and his bombing…

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    Veterans History Project

    Tom Wiener showed some of the Library of Congress archives of the Veterans History Project. He displayed photographs taken by Robert Lee Olen, who served with the Army Mountain Rangers…

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    Veterans Oral History

    Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) discussed his flight training and service as a fighter pilot during the Korean War. He also talked about his return home after the war and his assignment…

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    Veterans History Project

    Tom Wiener showed some of the Library of Congress archives of the Veterans History Project. He displayed letters from Irving Oblas about daily life in the stateside Army during World…

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    Veterans Oral History

    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discussed his service as a Navy fighter pilot in Vietnam, including his experience as a prisoner of war for five years. He discussed topics including the…

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    Veterans History Project

    Tom Wiener showed some of the Library of Congress archives of the Veterans History Project. He displayed some drawings from the collection of Samuel Boylston, a college student from…

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    Veterans History Project

    Tom Wiener was interviewed about the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. He discussed the scope of the project and how people could participate in the project. Some…

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    End of WWII Historians Panel

    The second panel for “War’s End: Eyewitness to History,” a symposium commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, focused on a historical perspective of…

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    End of WWII Eyewitness Panel

    The first panel for “War’s End: Eyewitness to History,” a symposium commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, was composed of eyewitnesses to events…

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