WSIU TV - The War - Veterans

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Resources to become involved and learn more.

Honor & Sacrifice
Honor & Sacrifice: WSIU Remembers World War II homepage.

THE WAR Viewer's Guide
THE WAR program page at PBS

Veteran's History Project
Visit the Ken Burns' THE WAR portion of the Veteran's History Project.

Local Veteran Profiles
We've profiled the best stories of local veterans which include photos, as well as sound and video clips.

Video Segments
Vdeo segments profile local WWII veterans as well as WWII manufacturing.

WSIU War Letters Project
Read War Letters from veterans from the Civil War as well as WWII.

Charles A. Spezia
Army 1941-1945
Herrin, IL
" Well, malaria's nothing. That dengue fever'll knock you down and keep you down. "

Lawrence Breeze
Army 1942-1946
Cape Girardeau, MO
" Well, you could see that right there
I was a pretty lucky fellow...

Margaret Kies
Army Nurse Corps 1943-45
Cape Girardeau, MO
" I was proud to be an American, because both my parents were immigrants. "

Frank Thompson
Naval AirCorps 1942-45
Marion, IL
" What in the heck is a PBY?" "

Jewell Guy Bethel Jr
509th Parachute Infantry Battalion
Marion, IL
" To a great little guy "

Russell Ogg
Marine Corps 1942-46
Cairo, IL
" We had a job to do and we did it. "

Harold Halterman
USS Navy 1942-46
Carbondale, IL
" War is hell, pure and simple "

Ulva Mae Smith Holt
US Army Nurse Corps
Carbondale, IL
" I was a child of the depression. "

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