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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Jake Wood: Stories of Service in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Jake Wood, veteran and CEO of Team Rubicon, tells stories from his service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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New Episodes Coming Soon

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In Warriors in Their Own Words, we’ll dig into the archives to bring you stories from wars that have begun to recede in our collective memory. World Wars I and II, Vietnam, and more.
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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.
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B-29 Bomber Pilot in WWII

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Charles L. Phillips was a 26-year-old Captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps, piloting B-29 bombers in the Pacific theater during the final years of WWII.
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German U-Boat Lieutenant

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In this special episode, we feature an interview with a German U-boat veteran from World War II.
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Bob Hoover Legendary Pilot - Part 2

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Bob Hoover learned to fly as a teenager in Tennessee, flew over 50 combat missions in World War II and went on to become a legendary test pilot.
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Bob Hoover Legendary Pilot - Part 1

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Bob Hoover is one of history’s greatest aviators.
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Pacific War Marine in WWII

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John Nicely was a Sergeant in the US Marine Corps during the brutal Pacific island campaigns of WWII.
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Pete Everest Air Force Test Pilot

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General Frank “Pete” Everest was a record-setting US Air Force Test pilot.
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Marine Corps Rifleman in Vietnam

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John C. Muir was a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War.
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WWII Fighter Ace Flies in Korea

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Col. Walker “Bud” Mahurin was an American combat fighter pilot.
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Intelligence Officer Fighting in Europe

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Walter Bodlander was a military intelligence officer for the US Army during WWII.
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Fighter Pilot of the Tuskegee Airmen

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Colonel Charles Bussey courageously flew P-51 Mustangs as a fighter pilot in World War II.
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Three War Army Hero

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This episode tells the dramatic story of an Army veteran who served in three wars, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
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Pacific War Diary

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During World War II, the United States Marines played a central role in the battle for the islands of the Pacific.
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Flying Tigers & Silver Streaks

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This is the tale of two American pilots of World War II. One, R.T. Smith, was a fighter ace in Burma flying P-40s with the legendary Flying Tigers.
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Medal of Honor & Battlefield Recordings

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Medal of Honor recipient Walter Ehlers tells his dramatic stories of combat in North Africa and Europe and details the events surrounding his heroic actions during the Normandy campaign.
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D-Day Diary

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1994 was the 50th anniversary of D-Day. Throughout that year, The Honor Project sat down with dozens of veterans off the Normandy Invasion to hear their stories and to put these Heroes of Our Nation On Record.
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D-Day The First Hours

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Hours before the Allied Forces hit the beaches of Normandy, courageous British and American soldiers entered France with parachutes and gliders to secure key bridges and enemy artillery positions.
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First Helicopter Combat Rescue Mission

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Today helicopters carry the firepower of an artillery battery and can strike deep behind every lines, flying day or night in any weather.
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Combat Medics in Vietnam

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Combat Medics courageously fought to save lives as the war raged around them in Vietnam.
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Tunnel Rats in Vietnam

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The Tunnel Rats were courageous soldiers who performed underground search and destroy missions during the Vietnam War.
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Snipers in Vietnam

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Military snipers were trained sharpshooters assigned to kill a man with one perfect shot.
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SOG Covert Task Force in Vietnam

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Studies and Observations Group (SOG) was a highly classified, special ops unit that conducted unconventional warfare during the Vietnam War.
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Wild Weasels in Vietnam

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The Wild Weasels of the United States Air Force were some of the most courageous pilots in Vietnam.
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Bat 21 Rescue in Vietnam

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On Easter Sunday, April 2, 1972, two EB-66 aircraft, call signs Bat 21 and Bat 22 were flying pathfinder escort for three B-52s, which were assigned to bomb the two primary access routes to the Ho Chi Minh Trail through Laos.
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Forward Air Controllers in Vietnam

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Forward Air Controllers or FACs choreographed this skies over the battlefield in Vietnam. They courageously flew low, slow and unarmed over enemy territory in small, propeller driven aircraft like the Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog and 0-2 Skymaster.
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Vietnam Forward Observers

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During the Vietnam War, all too often the chaos of battle found Allied forces trapped and facing annihilation. The situation called for courageous men to carry out some of the deadliest missions in the history of warfare.
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Iwo Jima

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The battle for Iwo Jima in World War II became the bloodiest in U. S. Marine Corps history. But for survivors like Chuck Tatum, it also represents the best, the Marines and the United States has to give.
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Marine Raiders in the Pacific

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The Marine Raiders were elite units established by the United States Marine Corp during World War II to conduct special amphibious assault missions, operating behind the lines.
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Amphibious Assault in the Pacific

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By 1943, the war in the Pacific burned in its full fury. On November 20th, the Allies launched the first amphibious assault against heavily defended beaches in US history.
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Guadalcanal

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The unrelenting ferocity of the Pacific War was without a doubt the bloodiest and most savage of the two theaters of World War II.
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Glider Attack On D-Day

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They are known as America's first military stealth aircraft.
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U.S. Rangers On D-Day

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This episode features the dramatic role of the U.S Rangers on D-Day during World War II. Leonard Lomell and Sidney Salomon, from the 2nd Ranger Battalion, were among those who comprised America's first Special Forces group.
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Hitting the Beach On D-Day

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On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the largest amphibious military assault in history known as D-Day. More than 150,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region.
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Airborne Assault On D-Day

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June 6th, 1944...D-Day. It was the greatest military assault ever staged.
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Assault on Germany in World War Two

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In 1944, the Allies fought their way from the beaches of Normandy towards German soil.
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Battle of the Bulge

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Toward the end of 1944, it was clear that Germany was losing WWII. Low on fuel, munitions and morale, the ability of the Nazis was slipping away.
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Air War Over Europe in World War Two

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By 1942, the skies over Germany were aflame with German fighters battling Allied bombers for the survival of Europe and the free world.
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Armored Warfare in World War Two

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In this episode of Warriors In Their Own Words, veterans of the 3rd Armored Division, Belton Cooper and Bertrand Close, transport us to the Race Across Europe in World War Two.
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