GTL w/ Appa

My grandfather and I had a great conversation about his early life, meeting my grandmother, and his time in the Military.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen – Grandpa Barclay

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Oklahoma (Aimee) and San Antonio (Grandpa) Aimee Barclay interviews her Grandpa Robert E. Barclay. Grandpa Barclay shares stories about his life as a kid and his time in the military. He talks...

Vietnam War interview with Grandpa Joe

I interviewed my grandpa about his brother Ed who served in the Vietnam war. My grandpa also gave shared his view on the war and how it felt to be at home during the war.

Amy Coulliette and Richard Allen

Amy Coulliette (51) interviews her father, Richard Allen (70), about his childhood in the Tunas, Missouri, his experience serving in the U.S. Navy, his retirement in the Ozarks region, and the characters that he has met along the way.

Bob Kelley and Scott Finlay

Son-in-law Scott Finlay (65) interviews his father-in-law Bob Kelley (98) about Bob's service in the United States Navy during World War II.

Veronica Seymour and Marian Atkins

Marian Atkins (65) shares what she knows about her mother's life story with her daughter, Veronica Seymour (35). They discuss how she survived World War II as a child in Japan, what it was like for her to immigrate first...

Maddy Shearer interviews Beatrice Peterson about International Traveling and Living during the Cold War

Beatrice Peterson recalls her experiences traveling with the American military during the midst of the Cold War to locations like Vietnam, Cambodia, Germany, and Romania while being interviewed by her granddaughter, Maddy Shearer on May 14th, 2022. She details how...

Lee Kempf’s childhood in Madison, Wisconsin and his Military service.

Lee Kempf talks about his childhood in Madison, Wisconsin during the depression and his military service in Okinawa.

Patricia Barbee and Justin Cummins

Patricia Barbee [no age given] tells her conversation partner Justin Cummins (32) about her childhood and how she met her husband, Sgt. John Wesley Barbee. They remember Sgt. Barbee, their relationship, his time at war, and his passing while fighting...


We talked about his childhood, his time in the army, and his life after it.

Victoria Shaw and Oscar Martinez

Colleagues Victoria Shaw (52) and Oscar Martinez (62) discuss Oscar's military service in the Air Force, his time as a narcotics police officer, and his childhood memories of growing up in Texas.

Emma Bentley Ruzicka and John Bentley

Emma Bentley Ruzicka (34), interviews her grandfather Dr. John Bentley (86) about his time in the Navy, how he met his wife, becoming a doctor, and the experiences that followed him from state to state.

World War II — Okinawa Shore Leave

Harry S. Scott, born January 1922 and one of the last surviving veterans of WWII, tells a story of late in the war. He was an ensign and then LTJG aboard the Y.M.S. 387 (yard minesweeper) off Okinawa in 1945,...

Interview with Captain Sandra Johnston of the U.S. Navy (my amazing mom)

Captain Johnston talks about her experiences being in the Navy for the past 30 years. She tells of her different deployments, especially those on the hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, during the Gulf War and during a humanitarian mission to...

Anna Brandt and Michael Small

I interviewed my grandgather Michael Small who is 76 this year. What was spoken about was mostly my grandfathers' life growing up and how different it was compared to today. He is a black smith by trade, something that I...

Clayton Dixon on integrity, faith, and love.

Eliana Dixon (20) talks to her father, Clayton Dixon (62) about his childhood in Michigan, and his extraordinary life in Okinawa, Japan when he served in the Marines. She also talks to him about where his decisions in his life...

Samuel Hodges (III) and LaDonna Dingle

Samuel "Sam" Hodges (III) (77) shares memories of his military service in Vietnam with his daughter, LaDonna Hodges Dingle (46). He recalls how he came to be drafted into the military, his memories of his time in Vietnam, and of...


I asked my grandma about her childhood and she told me about her life as a military brat. She added many colorful and cute stories.