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The Library is looking for local veterans who would like to share stories of their service.

Genealogist Tony Kierna is interviewing veterans about their experiences at war for the Veterans History Project. This initiative of the Library of Congress' 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.

Our latest video features 92-year-old World War II veteran Wallace Huebner, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 aboard the U.S.S. Renville and was involved in the invasion of Okinawa. We have also interviewed U.S. Air Force veteran Neil J. O'Brien, who served from 1964 to 1968, including a year-long deployment to Vietnam.

Interested in telling your story or know someone who is? Contact Tony at akierna@stdl.org.