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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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    Vietnam War Nurse Donna Rowe Oral History Interview

    Donna Curtis Rowe served as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War. She described her training, experiences, and interactions with the Vietnamese people in this interview from the Veterans…

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    Vietnam War POW Leon Ellis Oral History Interview

    Leon Ellis served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. His plane was shot down during a bombing run and he was held in North Vietnam as a prisoner of war for five years. Mr. Ellis…

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    Japanese Immigrants in Nebraska

    In the early 1900s, Japanese immigrants arrived in Nebraska having followed the railroad from the West Coast. Soon after, many railroad workers became farmers, owning their own land. Sandra…

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    Haldeman Tapes: 1972 Moscow Summit

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    White House Chief of Staff Bob Haldeman’s audio diary entries on President Richard Nixon’s May 1972 Moscow summit. He talked about the infighting among high level administration officials.…

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    World War II Veteran Harlan Twible Oral History Interview

    U.S. Navy veteran Harlan Twible recounted being a young officer on the USS Indianapolis after it was sunk in shark-infested waters by two Japanese torpedoes. The crew had just delivered…

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    Benjamin Schleider Interview 6th Armored Division in World War II Europe

    World War II veteran Benjamin Schleider discussed his experiences with the 6th Armored Division in the European theater, including fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Schleider served as an…

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    Andrew "Tim" Kiniry Oral History Interview

    Andrew Kiniry served as a U.S. Army medic in the European Theater during World War II. He recounted his tour of duty which included serving in Normandy following the D-Day invasion,…

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    Clinton Gardner Oral History Interview

    World War II veteran Clinton Gardner shared stories of his experience in the European theater of the war. Injured during the D-Day invasion, he would rejoin his division after recovering…

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    Vietnam War Veteran Charlotte Henry Oral History Interview

    Charlotte Henry was a U.S. Air Force dog handler during the Vietnam War. She remembered some of the dogs she trained and nights patrolling the base perimeter. She also discussed her struggles…

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    Vietnam War Veteran Oliver Halle Oral History Interview

    Oliver Halle served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War on a swift boat crew used to patrol the coast and rivers to intercept munitions being trafficked by the North Vietnamese. He recalled…

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    Robbie Certain, Wife of Vietnam War POW Robert Certain, Oral History Interview

    Robbie Certain’s husband, U.S. Air Force navigator Robert Certain, was captured and held as a prisoner of war for 100 days during the Vietnam War. She recalled receiving the news of his…

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    Vietnam War Veteran Robert Certain Oral History Interview

    Robert Certain was a U.S. Air Force B-52 navigator during the Vietnam War. While on a bombing mission over Hanoi, his plane was shot down, and he was captured by the North Vietnamese and held for…

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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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    Walter Mondale Oral History Interview

    Former Vice President Walter Mondale talked about his career and how the Senate has changed over the years. He also talked about the career of former Senator Robert Dole (R-KS) and the…

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    "Donut Dolly" Camilla Meyerson Oral History Interview

    Camilla Meyerson recounted her time as a Red Cross “Donut Dolly” during the Vietnam War. “Donut Dollies” were women tasked with boosting soldier morale in active war zones. They would help them…

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    Vietnam War Veteran Clyde Romero Oral History Interview

    Clyde Romero served two tours during the Vietnam War. He recalled his first tour as a U.S. Army helicopter scout pilot and descibed what it’s like to be shot down. He discussed the high risks…

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    Vietnam War Veteran David Taylor Oral History Interview

    David Vassar Taylor recounted his time as a clerk in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He described the segregation of black and white troops as well as the discrimination he experienced at…

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    Vietnam War Veteran Milton Jones Oral History Interview

    Milton Jones recalled his service as a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War. He talked about his initial reluctance to serve in Vietnam and his journey to meet his unit in Khe Sanh. This video is…

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    NASA: The 25th Year

    This 1983 NASA film marks its 25th anniversary by documenting the space agency’s achievements from the October 1, 1958, founding through several early Space Shuttle missions. The film begins with…

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