Tom Wiley: Pull Up!
Thomas Wiley of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was a B-17 pilot in Europe during WWII. He is officially credited with fifty-seven missions, including one mysterious flight that he can’t explain. Listen as Tom recalls the strange circumstances and providence that saved his life that day.
This audio short story is a production of the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative. Audiography: Kevin Farkas. Interviewer: Todd DePastino. The original interview was recorded January 27, 2012 in McKees Rocks, PA.
Joel Laudenslager: Re-Adjustment
Joel Laudenslager of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania served with the Marine Reserves in Iraq and Afghanistan. Returning home after the war and making the re-adjustment back to civilian life has been a struggle. Despite the obstacles, “I’ve decided to change things in my life,” Joel says with determination. “Now I’m making a positive difference in my life–and the lives of others. I finished school, started a financial advising practice, and I volunteer with many local veterans organizations such as The Mission Continues, Checkpoint, and the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania.”
This audio short story is a production of the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative. The original interview was recorded July 6, 2015 at the Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Interviewer: Todd DePastino. Audiography: Kevin Farkas.
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