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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1st Air Cavalry Helicopter Pilot

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The 1st Air Cavalry Division was the most lethal assault force assembled in Vietnam. The pilots were the first to fully harness the power of helicopters and their soldier's combat record was second to none. Steven E Warren served a year in the infantry in Vietnam, but then returned home to train to fly helicopters. Soon he returned to the conflict, as a Huey helicopter pilot in the 1st Air Cavalry. We spoke with him about his combat experiences, helping to perfect this new kind of warfare.

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

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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.
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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.
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Mike Howard: Serving From the Shadows

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Mike Howard shares stories from his 22 year career with the CIA.
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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.
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