Interview with vets

Veterans Connect interview at Bay View Community Center

Behind the Lines: Seeking Out the World’s Greatest War Letters

Military historian and bestselling author ANDREW CARROLL speaks with theatre director and Chapman University professor JOHN BENITZ about Andrew’s efforts to find and preserve the greatest war-related correspondences ever written and how they’ve been featured in books, films, and the...

Ray Trower, former member of the U.S. Army, National Guard, and Army Reserves, shares his story.

Savannah McCool, a high school sophomore, interviews veteran Ray Trower. The two talk about Trower’s experience joining the military, the impact of military service, and Trower’s views on the current conflicts in Afghanistan.

Former Air National Guardsman Jacob Keck describes his military experience.

High school sophomore Savannah McCool and ex-member of the National Guard Jacob Keck discuss his time in the Air National Guard. Mr. Keck describes his deployments and his role in transporting detainees from Afghanistan to Cuba.

Firefighter reflects on his second chance in life after serving in the Navy

In his 25 years of life, Hector has gone through a lot. Especially from the time he was old enough to enlist. His life was almost taken away from him – he would argue it was completely torn apart –...

Bob and Patsy’s story

Patsy talks about her fiancé who just returned from being drafted into the Vietnam war. He canceled their wedding a few days before it took place, and this is how they went forward.

The Life of a War Hero

Simon Sandoval recalls his life as a Marine, his life afterwards, and how his experiences shaped who he is today.

Oral History of Captain Bruce W Rider, USAF (Retired)

This is part one of the story of Bruce Rider. A retired Vietnam War Veteran talks about his childhood, education, and joining the military.

A Plane, Christmas, and 20 Drunk Colonels

My grandfather served in the Vietnam War, and in 1965 he headed home for Christmas on leave. It did not go well.

"But our guns were bigger….."

Ms. Felicia Foy, Army veteran shares her experiences and life of service in the United States military.

#VeteransVoices: Serving On The High Seas

We talked about what it was like to serve in the Navy during the 80s on a daily basis and what was hard/good about it