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Oral History Interview with Vaughn Bercaw, April 22, 2002 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Vaughn Bercaw, April 22, 2002

Interview with Vaughn Bercaw, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from East Lansing, Michigan who served in Germany during the Cold War and Thailand in the early days of the Vietnam War. Bercaw describes his training in basic aircraft weapon systems and experiences on various missions in both wars, including life upon returning to the United States.
Date: February 28, 2003
Creator: Brown, Chambra & Bercaw, Vaughn
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Vaughn Bercaw, April 22, 2002 transcript

Oral History Interview with Vaughn Bercaw, April 22, 2002

Interview with Vaughn Bercaw, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from East Lansing, Michigan who served in Germany during the Cold War and Thailand in the early days of the Vietnam War. Bercaw describes his training in basic aircraft weapon systems and experiences on various missions in both wars, including life upon returning to the United States.
Date: April 22, 2002
Creator: Brown, Chambra & Bercaw, Vaughn
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with R. C. Nieto, April 9, 2004 (open access)

Oral History Interview with R. C. Nieto, April 9, 2004

Interview with R. C. Nieto, a combat engineer in the US Army during WWII and the Korean War. He answers questions about his life before the military and his experiences overseas.
Date: June 9, 2005
Creator: Coy, Marisa E. & Nieto, R. C.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with R. C. Nieto, April 9, 2004 transcript

Oral History Interview with R. C. Nieto, April 9, 2004

Interview with R. C. Nieto, a combat engineer in the US Army during WWII and the Korean War. He answers questions about his life before the military and his experiences overseas.
Date: April 9, 2004
Creator: Coy, Marisa E. & Nieto, R. C.
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Andrew Brosh, Sr., March 31, 2001 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Andrew Brosh, Sr., March 31, 2001

Interview with Andrew Brosh, Sr., a veteran of the U.S. Army from Karnes County, Texas who served in World War II. Brosh describes his time in basic training and experiences serving in Europe, as well as seeing American prisoners of war.
Date: March 1, 2003
Creator: Eakin, Elizabeth & Brosh, Andrew, Sr.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Andrew Brosh, Sr., March 31, 2001 transcript

Oral History Interview with Andrew Brosh, Sr., March 31, 2001

Interview with Andrew Brosh, Sr., a veteran of the U.S. Army from Karnes County, Texas who served in World War II. Brosh describes his time in basic training and experiences serving in Europe, as well as seeing American prisoners of war.
Date: March 31, 2001
Creator: Eakin, Elizabeth & Brosh, Andrew, Sr.
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with George Gace, April 10, 2002 (open access)

Oral History Interview with George Gace, April 10, 2002

Interview with George Gace, an member of the United States Army serving in post-World War II Germany. Gace describes his time at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas followed by his deployment to Germany where he spent most of his two years training.
Date: May 13, 2003
Creator: Gace, Michael & Gace, George
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with George Gace, April 10, 2002 transcript

Oral History Interview with George Gace, April 10, 2002

Interview with George Gace, an member of the United States Army serving in post-World War II Germany. Gace describes his time at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas followed by his deployment to Germany where he spent most of his two years training.
Date: April 10, 2002
Creator: Gace, Michael & Gace, George
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Boyd H. Mitchell, Spring 2002 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Boyd H. Mitchell, Spring 2002

Interview with Boyd H. Mitchell, a veteran of World War II serving in the 36th Infantry Division. Mitchell answers questions about his time in the Army, such as his training, living conditions, supplies, etc. Mitchell also shares about his experience during the invasion of Italy through Salerno and the Army's advance up through France, Germany, and Austria; the end of the interview includes questions about life once he got home.
Date: Spring 2002
Creator: Gace, Michael & Mitchell, Boyd H.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Robert Bean, November 15, 2004 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Robert Bean, November 15, 2004

Interview with Robert Bean, a veteran who was wounded in action during World War II from Kirbyville, Texas. The transcript includes a list of questions, which focus on Bean's service with the 12th Armored Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in France and Germany, including his injuries and experience liberating two concentration camps.
Date: June 20, 2005
Creator: Gammon, Robert & Bean, Robert
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Robert Bean, November 15, 2004 transcript

Oral History Interview with Robert Bean, November 15, 2004

Interview with Robert Bean, a veteran who was wounded in action during World War II from Kirbyville, Texas. The transcript includes a list of questions, which focus on Bean's service with the 12th Armored Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in France and Germany, including his injuries and experience liberating two concentration camps.
Date: June 20, 2005
Creator: Gammon, Robert & Bean, Robert
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Matthew Richards, November 26, 2004 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Matthew Richards, November 26, 2004

Interview with Matthew Richards, a telephone specialist in the US Army. He answers questions about his life in the military.
Date: June 22, 2005
Creator: Johnston, Daniel & Richards, Matthew
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Matthew Richards, November 26, 2004 transcript

Oral History Interview with Matthew Richards, November 26, 2004

Interview with Matthew Richards, a telephone specialist in the US Army. He answers questions about his life in the military.
Date: November 26, 2004
Creator: Johnston, Daniel & Richards, Matthew
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Lee P. Keohan, March 30, 2003 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Lee P. Keohan, March 30, 2003

Interview with Lee P. Keohan, an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. Keohan answers specific questions concerning his time in the service, which was mostly spent at bases across the United States before getting orders to go to Germany. Keohan later explains his involvement in the Air National Guard and his involvement in Desert Storm.
Date: June 25, 2003
Creator: Keohan, Carrie & Keohan, Lee P.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Lee P. Keohan, March 30, 2003 transcript

Oral History Interview with Lee P. Keohan, March 30, 2003

Interview with Lee P. Keohan, an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. Keohan answers specific questions concerning his time in the service, which was mostly spent at bases across the United States before getting orders to go to Germany. Keohan later explains his involvement in the Air National Guard and his involvement in Desert Storm.
Date: March 30, 2003
Creator: Keohan, Carrie & Keohan, Lee P.
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Gordon Patrick Hannan, April 22, 2002 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Gordon Patrick Hannan, April 22, 2002

Interview with Gordon Patrick Hannan, a paratrooper veteran of World War II, serving in Africa, Italy, and the Netherlands. Hannan answers questions regarding his service, such as the jumps he made over Italy and Holland. Also covered is his participation in liberating one of the German concentration camps.
Date: May 14, 2003
Creator: Meschede, Robert & Hannan, Gordon Patrick
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Pat Hannan, April 22, 2002 transcript

Oral History Interview with Pat Hannan, April 22, 2002

Interview with Pat Hannan, a paratrooper in the US Army during WWII. He answers questions about his experience in the military and his time overseas.
Date: April 22, 2002
Creator: Meschede, Robert & Hannan, Pat
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Richard Jennings, April 20, 2004 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Richard Jennings, April 20, 2004

Interview with Richard Jennings, a member of a bomber squadron that flew missions during World War II in Europe, and a squadron commander during the Korean War, born near Charleston, West Virginia. Jennings answers questions concerning how he came to be in the Army, and where all he was stationed and trained. Most of his answers contain details of bombing missions he was a part of as well as his experiences during the Korean War.
Date: May 19, 2005
Creator: Nawaz, Muhammad & Jennings, Richard
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Richard Jennings, April 20, 2004 transcript

Oral History Interview with Richard Jennings, April 20, 2004

Interview with Richard Jennings, a member of a bomber squadron that flew missions during World War II in Europe, and a squadron commander during the Korean War, born near Charleston, West Virginia. Jennings answers questions concerning how he came to be in the Army, and where all he was stationed and trained. Most of his answers contain details of bombing missions he was a part of as well as his experiences during the Korean War.
Date: April 20, 2004
Creator: Nawaz, Muhammad & Jennings, Richard
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Herman Berges, April 4, 2002 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Herman Berges, April 4, 2002

Interview with Herman Berges, a veteran of the U.S. Army who served as a medic in World War II. Berges describes his time in basic training in Texas, service in Germany and France, and general feelings on war and life after. He also talks about receiving the Silver Star, the third highest medal in the Army, from General Anthony McAuliffe.
Date: March 9, 2003
Creator: Sheldon, Jessica & Berges, Herman E.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Herman Berges, April 4, 2002 transcript

Oral History Interview with Herman Berges, April 4, 2002

Interview with Herman Berges, a veteran of the U.S. Army who served as a medic in World War II. Berges describes his time in basic training in Texas, service in Germany and France, and general feelings on war and life after. He also talks about receiving the Silver Star, the third highest medal in the Army, from General Anthony McAuliffe.
Date: April 4, 2002
Creator: Sheldon, Jessica & Berges, Herman E.
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Luther Victory, April 10, 2001 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Luther Victory, April 10, 2001

Interview with Luther Victory, an aerial gunner and POW for the US Air Force during WWII. He describes life in the military and being captured by the Germans.
Date: October 22, 2003
Creator: Singh, Bobby & Victory, Luther
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Luther Victory, April 10, 2001 transcript

Oral History Interview with Luther Victory, April 10, 2001

Interview with Luther Victory, an aerial gunner and POW for the US Air Force during WWII. He describes life in the military and being captured by the Germans.
Date: April 10, 2001
Creator: Singh, Bobby & Victory, Luther
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Ernest Hamilton, April 17, 2004 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Ernest Hamilton, April 17, 2004

Interview with Ernest Hamilton, a veteran of World War II during the Battle of the Bulge, from Florence, Arkansas. Hamilton answers questions and explains his duties while in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge as well as time as a POW in Brandenburg. Hamilton says volunteered to go to Japan after the war was over and soon became involved in the Korean War.
Date: May 18, 2005
Creator: Walker, Tracy & Hamilton, Ernest
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History