This is a collection of stand-alone interviews pulled together by Archives and Special Collections around the topic of U.S. military veteran history. These interviews with veterans detail their military training experiences, their service during specific wars, and their service activities during peace time. These interviews were conducted from 1993 to 2012. The original interviews are held at Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula.
This collection includes 5 interviews.
Dane H. Donnelly
Dane H. Donnelly discusses his career with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He describes the naval carriers he was stationed on, working as a radar controller, and his daily routine. Donnelly details his cultural exchanges with people from Japan and from the Philippines, ... Read More
Edward E. Mosier
Edward Mosier describes his childhood in Montana during the Great Depression. He talks about living in the Deer Lodge area near Gold Creek. Mosier talks about his experience with the Works Progress Administration [WPA] and the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC]. Mosier spends much of the ... Read More
Chase Adams interviews his grandfather, Lieutenant Colonel George Carpenter, about his time in the military during World War Two.
This interview has not yet been transcribed.
Henry T. Wight
Henry T. Wight discusses his experiences after being recruited by the United States Navy at the age of 17. He describes serving during World War Two when he worked on naval bases in the Pacific. Wight recalls fighting in the South Pacific as well as ... Read More
James R. Peterson
James R. Peterson describes growing up in Choteau County, Montana, after his parents immigrated to the United States from Sweden. He talks about attending the University of Montana during the beginning of the Vietnam War, and explains how a financial emergency resulted in him being ... Read More