866Nov 8, 2008
Battle of Iwo Jima
Veterans of the battle of Iwo Jimo spoke about their experience in the battle, military life in wartime, and related their perceptions of the fierce nature of warfare on the island.
619Nov 8, 2013
World War II in the Pacific
Two World War II veterans, who both fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima, talked about their experience in the Pacific Theater. They spoke at the American Veterans Center annual conference in ...
599Nov 5, 2011
General James Mattis Remarks to American Veterans Center Conference
General James Mattis, commander of the U.S. Central Command, gave the keynote address at the American Veterans Center Conference. He talked about the qualities of a good leader, the ...
548Oct 26, 2012
Colin Powell on the Military
Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, reflected on leadership and his experience in the military. He also talked about working for both the Reagan ...
533Oct 26, 2012
War In Europe
Two World War II veterans and a former Army nurse who helped liberate German concentration camps described the chaos and destruction they witnessed in Europe during the war. This event was from ...
464Mar 10, 2010
Legacy of President Esienhower
Retired Army lieutenant colonel and military historian Carlo D’Este receives the Andrew J. Goodpaster prize for contributions to military scholarship and presents the prize’s annual ...
419Nov 5, 2010
Baseball Heroes of World War II
Veterans and former Major League Baseball players spoke about their service in World War II. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.
The Washington Nationals and ...
375Nov 8, 2008
Medal of Honor Stories
Service members who served alongside the Medal of Honor recipients of Iraq and Afghanistan shared their remembrances and stories of valor of Medal of Honor winners. Pictures were shown during ...
340Oct 27, 2012
The Battle of Midway
Veterans of World War II talked about their experiences at the Battle of Midway. They stressed the importance of the American victory and how it signified a turning point in the war with ...
318Oct 26, 2012
The Doolittle Raid
World War II veterans who were directly involved in the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, Japan shared their personal accounts. The Doolittle Raid, in April, 1942, was the first air attack by the U.S. ...
317Nov 5, 2011
American Veterans War Stories
Two veterans shared their war stories and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
General Robert “Earthquake” Titus received the Distinguished Flying Cross during ...
309Oct 27, 2012
The Greatest Generation, The Pacific
World War Two veterans talked about their experiences fighting in the Pacific Theater. R.V. Burgin reflected on his time in the Marine Corps as described in his book, Islands of the ...
277Oct 27, 2012
Korean War Veterans
Three Korean War veterans representing the Navy, Air Force, and Army talked about why they joined the military and reflected on their wartime experiences.
This event was from the American ...
245Nov 10, 2006
101st Airborne in World War II
Members of the 101st Airborne, 506th Infantry Regiment, known as the “Band of Brothers,” talked about their experiences in World War II. Video clips from the miniseries “Band ...
219Nov 5, 2011
General Richard Myers Remarks at American Veterans Center Conference
General Richard Myers talked about some of the qualities necessary for leadership. He also told some personal stories from his military career, and discussed his most difficult decision as ...
216Oct 27, 2012
Medal of Honor Recipients
Medal of Honor recipients Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta and General James Livingston talked about their reasons for joining the military and some of their experiences abroad.
Jerry Dumont also ...
177Nov 10, 2006
The Doolittle Raiders
Several veterans of the April 18, 1942, “Doolittle Raid” on Japan talked about their experiences. A video clip was also shown of a documentary about General Jimmy Doolittle ...
165Nov 8, 2008
The Tuskegee Airmen
Members of the the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, the legendary first African American pilots in U.S. military history, spoke about their experiences at a conference of war veterans. Jerry ...
163Oct 26, 2012
Aerial Recon During the Cuban Missile Crisis
Panelists talked about aerial reconnaissance leading up to and during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Panelists included military veterans Wayne Whitten, author of Countdown to 13 Days and ...
159Oct 27, 2012
The Kissing Sailor
Lawrence Verria and George Galdorisi, co-authors of the book The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery Behind the Photo That Ended World War II, talked about their search for the couple in the famous ...
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