Veterans History Project

Interview with Vietnam veteran Donald MacIver at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) by staff member Judy Kamilhor. This is part one of a four-part interview series in which Don creates an engaging narrative arc that spans his early work in politics, basic training, service in Vietnam, and his leadership roll in the Gay, Lesbian, & Bi-Sexual Veterans of the Greater New York Area office.

The Veterans History Project records the personal accounts of American war veterans and makes them available so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and understand the realities of war.

Please e-mail nhiggins@bklynlibrary.org or call the Brooklyn Public Library at 718.230.2745 to schedule an appointment to record your story or to find out how to volunteer as an interviewer.

Recordings will be stored in the permanent archive at the Library of Congress in Washington DC and will also be made available in the Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Collection archive.

 

Hunter Lubin, World War II Veteran, discusses studying B-17 bombers in the United States and the importance of military secrecy during the war.  Interview conducted at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum, February, 22, 2014. Click here for full interview.

Ed Terry, Vietnam Veteran, describes arriving in San Francisco and negotiating with a grocer for food for him and a friend. Interview conducted at Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum, February 22, 2014. Click here for full interview.

Alan Ceruti, Vietnam veteran, interviewed at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum February 22, 2014. Click here for the full interview.

Richard Haile, veteran of World War II veteran, discusses communicating with friends and family while stationed in Japan, finding his brother-in-law by unusual means, and his luck as a soldier. This intervies was conducted at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum February 22, 2014. Click here for the full interview.

Susan Sotto Phillips, Persian Gulf Veteran, describes arriving at base camp and her experiences as a woman in the Persian Gulf.  Interview conducted at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum, February 22, 2014.  Click here for full interview.

Vietnam Veteran Cassio Norwood discusses his appreciation for the pilots who did their jobs and his experiences returning to the United States.  This interview was conducted at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum February 22, 2014. Click here for the full interview.

Excerpt of interview of Jason Scott Cofield, veteran, conducted by Herbert Sweat Jr., veteran discussing growing up on the Reservation.  This interview as conducted at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum on February 22nd, 2014.  Click here for full interview.