In honor of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, Glen Ellyn Public Library has remastered three interviews conducted by the library as part of the 2008 Veterans History Project and will release them weekly beginning Friday, October 28.
Week 1: Virginia Molinelli , Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class, Navy Nurse Corps Veteran
World War II, 1939-1945 – San Diego and Inyokern, California
Week 2: Robert Edward Peachey , Staff Sergeant, Army Air Forces/Corps Veteran
World War II, 1939-1945 – Darwin, Australia; Mindoro (Philippines); Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands); Hickam Field, Hawaii; Fairfield, California
Week 3: John Walter Mitchell , Signalman Third Class, Navy Veteran
World War II, 1939-1945 – North Atlantic; Ireland; Scotland; Wales, England; France; Italy; North Africa
The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. To learn more about the project or to provide a first-hand account from a U.S. Veteran, please contact Elizabeth Clower at firstname.lastname@example.org.