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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Pearl Harbor, Northern Italy, and the Medal of Honor: Capt. Daniel Inouye

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After witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor from his home in Hawaii, Daniel Inouye, a second-generation Japanese American, enlisted in the US Army...
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Capt. Inouye describes how his regiment climbed a treacherous cliff in order to flank a German company in WWII....
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The Battle of Merville Gun Battery: Lieutenant-Colonel Terence Otway DSO

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Otway describes successfully neutralizing a crucial German battery in the hours before the Normandy Invasion, despite having a fraction of the me...
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