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Gustavus R. Ide, Jr "Gus"

U.S. Navy 1942–1946

With a degree in engineering, Gustavus (Gus) Ide enlisted in the Navy as an ensign in 1942. After months of indoctrination, Gus was assigned to ... more >>


Vincent Purple "Bill"

U.S. Air Force 1942–1951

Vincent J. “Bill” Purple grew up in Athol, in north central Massachusetts. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, and would learn how to fly... more >>


Connie Nippert Walsh

U.S. Navy 1961–1975

Interview discussing Ms. Walsh's service as a Lieutenant in the US Navy Nurse Corps during the Vietnam War, focusing particularly on her experie... more >>


William N. Eckerson

U.S. Marine Corps 1939–1945

With 20 of his classmates, Bill Eckerson wanted to enlist in the Marines right after the attack on Pearl Harbor, but was sent back to Colgate Co... more >>


John T. Coates

U.S. Marine Corps 1943–1946

Discusses Mr. Coates' service in Hawaii as a U.S. Marine during World War II.... more >>


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