Warriors In Their Own Words

First Person War Stories

Remarkable stories of war told by the men who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts.

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Lt. Bill Story was born in Winnipeg, Canada. He began his military service as a platoon sergeant in the Winnipeg Light Infantry at the age of 19. In 1943, he became the first enlisted man in the First Special Service Force to be field commissioned as a lieutenant.

The Devil’s Brigade disbanded in 1944 and, in 2013, the unit received the Congressional Gold Medal for their service. Lt. Story was inducted into the Special Forces Decade Association as a life member in 2015 and passed away in 2016.

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Bill Story: The American-Canadian Devil’s Brigade, Part I

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Lieutenant Bill Story remembers his service in World War II in the joint American-Canadian First Special Service Force known as The Devil’s Brigade.
Listen to Bill Story: The American-Canadian Devil’s Brigade, Part I

Mike Howard: Serving From the Shadows

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Mike Howard shares stories from his 22 year career with the CIA.
Listen to Mike Howard: Serving From the Shadows

Winston Roche: World War I from the Trenches, Part II

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In the second of a two-part episode, Lieutenant Colonel Winston Roche shares stories from the World War I trenches.
Listen to Winston Roche: World War I from the Trenches, Part II

Winston Roche: World War I from the Trenches, Part I

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Lieutenant Colonel Winston Roche shares stories from the World War I trenches.
Listen to Winston Roche: World War I from the Trenches, Part I

More About Warriors In Their Own Words and The HONOR Project

Warriors: In Their Own Words tells remarkable stories of war told by the veterans who fought for a proud nation. Their words. Their voices. Our first episodes tell riveting stories from World War II, then we move on to the Vietnam War and other dramatic conflicts. These podcasts are a production of The HONOR Project: Heroes of Our Nation On Record.

Since 1991, award-winning documentarians Rob Kirk, Rob Lihani and Donna Lusitana have been recording and archiving the remarkable and very personal stories of living U.S. wartime veterans from World War I through modern conflicts. To provide an ongoing structure for the preservation of these stories, recounted by those who lived them, Kirk, Lihani and Lusitana joined with digital media pioneer, Marc Honorof, to create The HONOR Project.

“We are in the business of reporting history,” said Kirk, “Right now, these incredibly candid stories from a passing generation are what America wants to hear. We didn’t just sit these men down with a list of questions and ask them to reel off facts. We let them speak from the heart and captured all the emotion of their experiences.”

"By wrapping contextual narration around these astonishing stories and adding high quality production values,” said Lihani, “we have produced podcasts which are not only educational, but fascinating as well, along the lines of Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation, or HBO’s Band of Brothers. Many of these veterans are no longer with us, so their accounts need to be remembered and archived. There simply is no substitute for listening to these men tell us their own experiences, in their own words and voices."

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