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 discusses growing up in Montana during the Great Depression where he lived part time with his father in Deer Lodge and part time with his aunt and uncle’s ranch at Gold Creek. He describes attending school in Deer Lodge, working odd jobs, often ... Read More
George Carpenter discusses his service in the U.S. Air Force during World War Two. He talk about his childhood in Hamilton, Montana, being raised by his grandmother, and what it was like growing up during the Great Depression and working various jobs before being drafted. ... Read More
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