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Veterans Stories

Added November 27, 2023

“I got around” and “I told a lie”
by anonymous

Marine Corporal Stanley Gunn recalls his training locations and post war Memories

Added October 4, 2023

John Coyne from Waterville Enlists as a Railroad Man in WWI
by Mary D. Coyne

Description of conditions railroad men endured and family background on John Coyne.

Added December 14, 2022

My WWII Navy Adventure starts at age 13
by I. Robert Miller

My love for the Navy, on 10 ships & many battles, on the cover of Naval aviation News magazine

Added January 6, 2022

Civil War Soldier comes home after 158 years
by Jamison McAlister

Civil War Soldier comes home after 158 years

Added May 14, 2018

Nemo's Nightmare of World War I
by Mike and Bryan Luciano

Franklyn J. "Nemo" Burbank of Livermore Falls was our ancestor who fought in World War I.

Added April 27, 2018

Moving from Washington to Maine with the Navy
by Tom Jarvis

Maine's forests, mill history, and volunteer work keep me here

Added March 22, 2018

Buck Fever
by William R. Hinderer

A young soldier suffers "buck fever" during combat in Vietnam.

Added March 6, 2018

My artwork help process memories of Vietnam
by Brian Barry

My Eagle drawing won first place in the Togus Arts and Crafts show, third in the Nationals.

Added November 14, 2017

The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

Added September 22, 2017

Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War
by David Woodward

Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment

Added August 17, 2017

Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.

Added June 30, 2017

In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs

Added June 30, 2017

Seawolf Outhouse Robbery
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.

Added May 26, 2017

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey


Added May 25, 2017

My Vietnam service detailed in Life Magazine
by Henry B. Severance III

My company's service was documented by war photographer Catherine Leroy in Life Magazine.

Added May 23, 2017

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima

Added May 23, 2017

Protesters spit on me as a Vietnam Veteran
by Joseph Rocque Jr.

I will never forget the horror of seeing all the protestors greeting my plane returning from Vietnam

Added May 22, 2017

How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement

Added May 11, 2017

My story about tours of duty in Vietnam
by Maynard Bradley

I served in the Army Special Forces as a Green Beret, it still effects me today.

Added May 5, 2017

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

Added May 4, 2017

Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam

Added January 31, 2017

The Wall
by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds

Added January 29, 2017

USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day

Added January 24, 2017

The centuries-long history of Passamaquoddy Veterans
by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office

Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland

Added January 20, 2017

In 1970 I served in Vietnam, and sent my parents a package
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

My Parents' war story

Added January 20, 2017

Serving in Vietnam with Richard Hershel Green
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

Don't get close to the new guy

Added January 11, 2017

Maine in Vietnam - Not to be Forgotten
by Karen L. Olson, M.D.

How Veterans' Voices started.

Added January 5, 2017

Welcome home Sgt. Cunningham
by Donald C Cunningham

It was great to be back in Maine.

Added January 4, 2017

How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

Added January 4, 2017

Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II

Added January 4, 2017

I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

Added January 3, 2017

How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse

Added January 3, 2017

Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life

Added December 23, 2016

We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War

Added December 23, 2016

August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life
by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life

Added December 23, 2016

An allegory about the Vietnam war
by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War

Added December 23, 2016

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam
by Doug Rawlings

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam

Added December 23, 2016

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines and my life today
by Nicholas Krier

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines