Pat DeRosa served in the U.S. Army Band entertaining troops across the United States durring WWII. After the war Pat attended music school on the G.I. Bill and worked as a professional musician and teacher. Pat played with the legendary John Coltrane as well as leading his own orchestra. In 1969 Pat played at President Richard Nixon first inaugural ball.Read More
SPC. Donna Zephrine joined the U.S. Army Reserves in 1996 and became Full Active Duty in October 2002. Donna served with the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division (260 QM) and served 2 tours in Iraq from 2003-2005 as a 63 Bravo Light Weight Vehicle Mechanic.
Donna is active in many organizations including Wounded Warrior Project, World T.E.A.M Sports, Team Red White and Blue and Project 9 Line. She recently graduated from Columbia University School of Social Work and hoped to give back to help other Veterans or people who are in need.
In her spare time, Donna enjoys writing and has been published in multiple anthologies. These publications include Radvocate Literary Magazine, the “Afterwords” anthology, the “9 lives” New York University’s Veteran’s Writers Workshop anthology, Bards Annual 2017, The Local Gem Press, War Writer’s Campaign, Poets and Writers, Blogground, Oberon Magazine 2017 and CA/T Magazine of Columbia University.
Harold "Granny" Granitur was born in Newark NJ in 1925. Harold was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943 and originally served with the 90th Infantry Division of the 1st Army. He landed in France on June 8, 1944 (D-Day +2) and eventually was transferred to General Patton's 3rd Army to support the Battle of the Bulge.
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Bill Field joined the U.S. Army in 1971 and trained as a Radar Repair Technician. Bill served at White Sands Missile Base in New Mexico with C Company in the missile test and evaluation devision working with Continuous Wave Radar designed for the Hawk Missile System. After leaving the military Bill started a successful appliance repair company with his father. Bill is currently retired and is an active member of American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett, NY.Read More
Happy 101th Birthday to Jim Cady. Jim served as a bombardier with the U.S. Army Air Corps 449th Air Group during WWII and flew 21 missions in Italy before being transferred to the 8th Air Force in England as support for the D-Day Invasion. Jim Cady was born in Peoria, Illinois on October 5th, 1917.
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Joan Furey began her career in Army service in 1968 as a second lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps. She later volunteered to be deployed to Vietnam, where she received a Bronze Star as a staff nurse.
In 1970, the U.S. Army discharged Joan from Vietnam, and after leaving Southeast Asia, she dedicated her life to Veteran Affairs.
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Melissa Stockwell joined the ROTC at the University of Colorado in her sophomore year and was a senior in college when the September 11, 2001 attack happened. She had Transportation Officer Basic Corps in Virginia before being assigned to the Paralympian division at Ft. Hood, Texas. She was deployed in March 2004 to Iraq.
A first lieutenant, she was the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq War. She lost her left leg when a roadside bomb exploded when she was leading a convoy in Baghdad. For her service in Iraq she was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
Following her retirement from the military Melissa worked as a prosthetist, served on the board of directors of the Wounded Warrior Project from 2005–2014 , is a two-time Paralympian, mother of two and is the co-founder of dare2tri.org
We first interviewed Melissa in 2014 and recently updated her interview via Skype
Terry Wallace served with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966-1968. Terry was deployed to Vietnam in 1966 and is currently the owner of Wallace Gallery on Main Street in East Hampton, New York.Read More
Dr. Van Roger Tibbetts served as a dentist in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1981. Dr. Tibbetts served aboard the USS Bennington and the USS Kearsarge as well as serving in Da Nang, Vietnam.Read More
Frazer Dougherty joined the National Guard in the summer of 1940. When World War II was declared, Frazer transferred to the Army Air Corps where he was trained as a pilot and served in the 345th Bomb Group as First Pilot and survived sixty-three missions. Frazer went on to become the personal aid and pilot for Commanding General of the First Air Force, Frank O’Driscoll Hunter and retained this position through the end of the war.Read More
Jemille R. Charlton is currently a Technical Sergeant serving in the U.S. Air Force at the 106th Rescue Wing. Jemille has served in Afghanistan as well as being deployed state side supporting rescue missions during such emergencies as Hurricane Harvey.Read More
John J. Kremm enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1972 and served for 6 years in the Seabees as well as the Navy Seals.Read More
Lt. Lee A. Hayes served in the US Army in WWII from 1944-46. Lt. Hayes was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen and trained as a bombardier for the 477th Bomber Group.Read More
John served in the US Navy from 1957-60. This interview was recorded by Bob Beres and is about John's experiences while in Navy.Read More
Staff Sgt. Heath Calhoun served in the US Army from 1999-04. Heath is double-leg amputee due to injuries received in the Iraq War.Read More
Dan Kelly grew up in Southampton, NY and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1999. After the attacks of September 11th Dan was deployed in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.Read More
Joseph Giannini served with the US Marines in Vietnam from 1967-68. Joesph grew up in Long Island, New York, graduated from Hofstra University and served with the First Battalion, Third Marines. He is retired from his criminal law practice of more than 40 years.Read More
Martin Sylvester served in WWII from 1943-1945. Martin was part of the D-Day invasion and served with US ARMY Company G, 12th Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.Read More
In 2011 Nick Kraus & Matt Hindra, the founders of USA Warrior Stories, traveled with and filmed a group of injured U.S. and British service men and women on a visit to the American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy. This project was sponsored by Wounded Warrior Project and BLESMA, the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen's Association.Read More