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  • Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview
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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) talked about growing up in Hawaii, witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how that event affected native Hawaiians and led to the Senator’s service in the…

    90 views
  • Representative Ralph Hall DTX Oral History Interview
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    Representative Ralph Hall Oral History Interview

    Representative Ralph Hall (D-TX) talked about his enlistment in the Navy during World War II and his experiences as a pilot on aircraft carriers. Representative Hall was a lieutenant in the…

    91 views
  • Senator Tom Carper DDE Oral History Interview
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    Senator Thomas Carper Oral History Interview

    Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE) talked about his experiences in the Vietnam War. Senator Carper was a naval flight officer during the war, and served in the National Reserve after the war as a…

    116 views
  • Senator John McCain Oral History Interview
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    Senator John McCain Oral History Interview

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about his experiences as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. Senator McCain was captured by the North Vietnamese in 1967, and was held as a prisoner of war (POW) for…

    329 views
  • Discussion on World War I Veterans and Art Therapy
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    World War I Veterans and Art Therapy

    Tara Tappert talked about how art therapy was used to help World War I veterans deal with the trauma of war. She used letters and works of art from former soldiers to illustrate the culture…

    472 views
  • Women Veterans of the Persian Gulf War
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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 women…

    345 views
  • End of WWII Historians Panel
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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 the events surrounding the end of the war.…

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  • End of WWII Eyewitness Panel
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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 at the end of the war who talked about their experiences and…

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  • 60th Anniversary of the End of WWII
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    60th Anniversary of the End of WWII

    Benjamin Ferencz, an Army officer who served as prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials, delivered the keynote address for the symposium commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. A…

    109 views
  • Flying Tigers in World War II
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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 remarks by veterans of the group.…

    520 views
  • Asian Pacific American Heroes of World War II
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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 greetings…

    242 views
  • Veterans Oral History
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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 Library of…

    63 views
  • Veterans Oral History
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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 by two…

    35 views
  • Veterans Oral History
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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 Congress staff…

    75 views
  • Breaking the Naval Academy Color Barrier
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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 this event at…

    168 views
  • Veterans Oral History
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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 Library of Congress…

    22 views
  • Veterans History Project
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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 South…

    40 views
  • Veterans Oral History
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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 Project,…

    49 views
  • Veterans History Project
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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 War II.

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  • Veterans Oral History
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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 the end of…

    59 views
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