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Lindenhurst Memorial Library

Veteran’s History Project

The following collection of podcasts and videos include interviews with local veterans who relate their experiences in the military. These interviews were conducted by former director Peter Ward, along with production assistance by librarian Peter Muhr.

JOHN AUSTIN
Korean War Veteran
Military Funeral Honor Guard
John Austin talks of his experiences during the Korean War and as a Military Funeral Honor Guard.

  FIORE CASALE
World War II Veteran
Fiore Casale discusses his World War II experience.

 

  FRED CASTLES
World War II Veteran
Fred Castles talks of his experiences during World War II, from his drafting to his honorable discharge.

 

  DONALD L. CHIODO
Army Intelligence Veteran
Donald L. Chiodo discusses his experiences in Army Intelligence during the 1960s.

 

HONORABLE ARTHUR M. CROMARTIE
World War II Veteran
Judge Cromartie recounts his experience in the US Army Aircorp.

 

  VITO CUDIA
US Airforce Veteran
Vito Cudia talks to trustee Robert Becker about his experience in the airforce during peacetime.

 

GEORGE G. DAWSON
World War II and Korean War Veteran
Navy Veteran George Dawson recounts his experiences in Japan during and after the Battle of Okinawa.

 

  EDWARD ELLINGSEN
World War II Veteran
Edward Ellingsen discusses his World War II experience.

 

  BRYAN FRANK
Iraq War Veteran
Bryan Frank discusses his experiences with the Army National Guard in Iraq.

 

SENATOR OWEN JOHNSON
World War II Veteran
Owen Johnson discusses his experiences in the US Marine Corps.

 

  LEONARD LASSERMAN
World War II Veteran
Army Veteran Leonard Lasserman talks about his experiences with the Cryptology Unit in Washington, DC.

 

  ARMOND LIGUORI
World War II Veteran
Armond Liguori discusses being drafted into the Navy and his experiences at the Battle of Okinawa.

 

  EDWIN M. LOBL
World War II Veteran
Edwin M. Lobl recounts his experiences during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

 

  JOHN MAGUIRE
Vietnam War Veteran
John Maguire recounts his days in the Army during the Vietnam War.

 

  THOMAS MCGUIRE
Korean War Veteran
Thomas McGuire recounts his experiences in The Outpost Wars during the Battle for the Hooks and as an Instructor at Quantico.

 

  MICHAEL OAKLEY
Vietnam War Veteran
Michael Oakley talk about his involvement in the Tet Offensive of 1968.

 

 ROBERT E. PASSANISI
World War II Veteran

Robert E. Passanisi discusses his experience in the US Army.

 

  HARRY PRODROMIDES
World War II Veteran
Harry Prodromides talks about his experience as an Army photographer in Europe.

 

  JOSEPH RANDAZZO
World War II Veteran
Joseph Randazzo talks about his experiences during the Battle of the Bulge.

 

  FATHER ANTHONY M. TRAPANI
Operation Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom Veteran
Father Trapani talks about his Navy experience as a Chaplin.

 

 

Video Interviews  

ALBERT GALLO
World War II Veteran

ALFRED KEMPSKI
World War II Veteran

WARREN NEWMAN
Vietnam War Veteran

DAVID X. OAKLEY
World War II Veteran
US Army

SEBASTIAN VALVO 
World War II Veteran

ANNABELLE WEISS
World War II Veteran
Annabelle Weiss speaks about her experience in the US Marine Corp

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