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The National Veteran’s Historical Archive is a national non-profit
501(c)3 organization, whose main goal is to capture the life histories of our Veterans.
The NVHA is a grassroots effort by
a few fellows in Madison County, Indiana to
capture these stories while time allows, first for the families, and later to open an archive where people can do research on family
history, hometown history, and stories of the American
Spirit, as well as the
Everyone has a story to tell, and it is priceless to their family.
Do you want to preserve your life story for
free, all it costs is a little time.
Do you want to preserve history as it was, not as it's
should not be just a causality. They can't tell their story, but
here to see how the interview process works.
August 7, 2001 we have uncovered priceless treasures of life, period, and
the personalities and last moments of the real heroes, the ones who died for us:
Johnny Birdsong who fell in Italy,
Sgt. Luther who was cut down at Tarawa,
Medal of Honor winners:
Jack Lummis who though mortally wounded, led his men till he was pulled from the field on
Iwo Jima, and
Dirty Barnes the unlikely hero of Dak To.
To see some of our treasures, the disturbing
images of the Holocaust, and Marines walking to the front on Iwo Jima, the charred
image of Nagasaki two weeks after the bombing, and the haunting image of what
might be the last picture taken of the USS Indianapolis, Click
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On January 14, 2003 we received this kind e-mail from the
grandson of Herb Carner:
“I just personally wanted to
thank you for giving our family an opportunity to forever remember the life and
stories of my Grandfather. If you
have not heard he passed away about four weeks ago very shortly after you talked
with him. Had it not been for your
interview much of his life would have never been documented.
He was a quiet guy who kept a lot of his thoughts and stories to himself,
but he really opened up to you guys. Our
family will cherish the tape and it will be passed on for many generations.”
only thing worse than forgetting the sacrifices of the past, would be to forget
those in uniform today. God bless all who serve the cause of freedom.
date we have captured over 230 interviews in 14 states
was 103 years old when we interviewed him, and still pretty much the kid
he was in 1918 when he was under the fire of Big Bertha, and saw Kaiser
Bill in captivity. Click here to
hear his story
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Marine Captain Paul Loftus
was in the
first wave to invade Guadalcanal. Cut off from outside
supplies and starving, the Marines and Navy Cub 1 units held on and
against bitter odds for six months.
Virginia McClain spent as much as 72 hours straight in the surgeries
of the front line field hospitals in Europe. One night they found
land mine under her cot. Her gruesome photos, and solemn description
of Dachau, left a mark on all of us.
airman Walter Palmer could get the best out of any fighter. His was
a high flying adventure with a few extra stunts that almost left him
grounded. Mr. Palmer remains a spirited and proud gentleman,
all of which he has earned. Click
to hear his adventures
grew up on an Oklahoma oil lease. When he was a teenager, he ran the
projector for a small town movie theatre. He can remember (not
fondly) every word to "Gone with the wind". Joe served on
the USS Rockaway which was part of the great armada at Normandy.