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Civil War Soldier comes home after 158 years
by Jamison McAlister

Civil War Soldier comes home after 158 years

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Buck Fever
by William R. Hinderer

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

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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.

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We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War

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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.

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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

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

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

Military Service has had a deep impact my life

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Geraldine Litalien: painting a picture of life in Biddeford
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Impact on everyday life from events occurring from the late 1920s through 2018

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Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.

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

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR

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An allegory about the Vietnam war
by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War

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My Mom was a nurse in the 8055 MASH, Korea
by Pat MacPherson

I’m so proud of my mother and the thousands of Army & Navy nurses who served in WWII & Korea

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

Don't get close to the new guy

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

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down

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Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics

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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

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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

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The Wall
by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds

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Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide

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An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.