First Person War Stories

Remarkable stories of war told by those 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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Glider Infantry in The Battle of the Bulge: 2Lt. Daniel Clark Part II

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2Lt. Clark recounts Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge, and freeing the prisoners of Wöbbelin Concentration Camp....
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Glider Infantry on D-Day: 2Lt. Daniel Clark Part I

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In honor of the 80th anniversary of D-Day, 2Lt. Daniel Clark gives his recollection of that day from the perspective of a Glider Infantryman....
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Inside the Black Sheep Squadron: LTC Henry Mayo “Hank” Bourgeois

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LTC Bourgeois recounts his time as a fighter pilot in WWII....
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An Insurgent’s Nightmare: MSG Earl Plumlee

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MSG Earl Plumlee was awarded the Medal of Honor for the role he played in defending his FOB in Afghanistan. Under heavy fire, he neutralized sever...
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