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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COL Gail S. Halvorsen: The Candy Bomber

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S/Sgt. Alfred Bell: Bleeding in the Basement

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Fighting tooth and nail, S/Sgt. Bell lost his eye, a large portion of his left hand, and most of his fingers in order to successfully evacuate an ...
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The French History Podcast: Silent Village with Robert Pike

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Today as a bonus episode we wanted to share an episode of The French History Podcast, which we think you'll find incredibly interesting. This epis...
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S1c Richard Coombs: Crawling Through the Sands of Omaha

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S1c Coombs describes crawling up the beach past hundreds of dead and wounded soldiers in the first wave of the Normandy Invasion....
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Col. Robert E. Stoffey: Flying in Darkness

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Colonel Robert E. Stoffey served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and Forward Air Controller in the Marines....
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