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    Vietnam War Correspondent Joseph Galloway Oral History Interview

    Joseph Galloway was a correspondent for United Press International during the Vietnam War. He described his time in the war zone including his first day in country. In 1998, Mr. Galloway received…

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    Q&A with Elizabeth Becker

    Journalist Elizabeth Becker talked about You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War. In her book, she told the story of three women - Australian correspondent Kate…

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    The Eagles of Heart Mountain

    Bradford Pearson told the story of the Japanese Americans held at an internment camp in Wyoming during World War ll and how their sons, during their incarceration, played for an undefeated…

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    Korean War Veteran Baldwin Myers Oral History Interview

    The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, and ended with an armistice agreement about three years later in July 1953. The Korean War Legacy Foundation recorded this oral history interview with U.S.…

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    David Roderick World War II D-Day Interview

    World War II veteran David Roderick talked about landing on Utah Beach on D-Day - June 6, 1944 - and the casualties in the following days. He also reflected on liberating Paris on August 25, 1944, as a…

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    Former Representative Susan Molinari Oral History Interview

    Former U.S. Representative Susan Molinari served from 1990 to 1997 as a Republican from New York. In this interview she talked about her experience as the daughter of U.S. Representative…

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    Bob Dole Oral History Interview

    Former Senator Dole talked about his life and career. Topics included the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, his meeting with Saddam Hussein, the advice he gave President…

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    Patty Justice Oral History Interview

    Patty Justice served in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom with the 7303rd Medical Training Support Battalion, 1st Medical Training Brigade. She described her experiences,…

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    Oral Histories of American War Veterans

    Veterans from World War II to the Iraq War talked about their experiences in war and its aftermath. These are excerpts from oral history interviews that have aired in their entirety on…

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    Alan Shepard Oral History Interview

    Alan Shepard was interviewed about his career. He was the first American in space, and also was the fifth person to walk on the moon. This interview was part of an oral history collection…

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    Iraq War Veteran Michael Schlitz Oral History Interview

    Michael Schlitz recounted his time in the U.S. Army during the Iraq War. He described his deployment to Iraq following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the day his vehicle was hit by an…

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    Vietnam War Nurse Virginia Lee Dornheggen Oral History Interview

    Virginia Lee Dornheggen recounted her time as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War. She described injuries she treated, the night the hospital came under fire, and the job’s impact on her…

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    Former Representative Sue Myrick Oral History Interview

    Sue Myrick served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2013. She was the first Republican woman from North Carolina elected to Congress. In this interview conducted by the U.S.…

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    Former Representative Eva Clayton Oral History Interview

    Eva Clayton served as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1992 to 2003. She was the first African-American woman to represent North Carolina in Congress. Ms. Clayton talked…

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    Eric Draper Oral History Interview

    Eric Draper talked about his experience documenting White House activities, presidential travel, and major events including the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Mr. Draper was chief…

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    Mary Matalin on September 11, 2001

    Mary Matalin was a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney and was with him on September 11, 2001, when the Secret Service physically removed him from the White House offices to a secure…

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    Gary Walters on September 11, 2001

    Former White House Chief Usher Gary Walters talked about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He stayed at his post in the evacuated White House, seeing to the needs of the president and…

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    Rear Admiral David Thomas on September 11, 2001

    Rear Admiral David Thomas described his actions on September 11, 2001. Then a captain, he was at a meeting at the Pentagon when terrorists attacks began. He described the inside of the…

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    Major Heather Penney on September 11, 2001

    Major Heather Penney talked about her actions on September 11, 2001. Then a lieutenant, she was one of the first District of Columbia Air National Guard F-16 pilots scrambled from Andrews…

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    Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on September 11, 2001

    Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) was among the congressional leaders evacuated by helicopter to a secure undisclosed location on September 11, 2001. He recounted his…

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