Vietnam War
Hugh Thompson Jr. On Witnessing The My Lai Massacre


The My Lai Massacre took place on March 16, 1968, when members of the U.S. Army killed between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in the South Vietnam hamlets of My Lai and My Khe. Hugh Thompson Jr. was a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On … Continue reading

Friends and Family Remember Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman, born November 6, 1976, was a professional American football player and soldier in the United States Army. Tillman gave up a lucrative NFL career in order to enlist in the United States Army in June, 2002, following the September 11 attacks. Tillman was killed while serving in Afghanistan … Continue reading

World War II
WWII Veteran Describes Serving in the Women’s Army Corps

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Ethel LaSalle served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during World War II from 1944 to 1945. The Women’s Army Corps became a full status branch of the Army in 1943, with around 150,000 women serving in it during World War II. Women who served in the WAC were the … Continue reading

Raymond Aubrac
Leader of the French Resistance on Solidarity


In this Legacy Project interview from 2006 with Raymond Aubrac, a leader of the French Resistance, he describes his efforts to oppose Nazi Germany’s occupation of France during World War II. He says of his brave peers in the Resistance: “That’s very amazing to consider–all these people were volunteers. Nobody had been forced into … Continue reading

Nuremberg Trials
Hermann Göring’s Guard on His Suicide at Nuremberg Trials

Nuremberg Trials

U.S. veteran Gerald M. Boe, the guard for Hermann Göring during the Nuremberg Trials, shares his memories of that time. Göring was one of the surviving leaders of the Third Reich and the highest-ranking Nazi to be tried at the Nuremberg Trials where he was convicted of war crimes and … Continue reading

Nuremberg Trials
Guard Duty During the Nuremberg Trials

Guard Duty During the Nuremberg Trials

Bill Boving, who served in the U.S. infantry during World War II, recalls his time as a guard during the Nuremberg Trials. Boving sat in on some of the days and mentions how it dragged on for a long time–noting that some people after a few months felt it was … Continue reading

Cuban Revolution
Celia Sánchez: One of the Most Important Women Behind the Cuban Revolution


Writer Nancy Stout talks about Celia Sánchez and her impact on the Cuban Revolution. Sánchez played a large role behind the scenes during the revolution and Stout claims that is why not many people outside of Cuba even know who she is. Sánchez was a close friend of Fidel Castro … Continue reading

Cuban Revolution
Fidel Castro Gives Speech Days After Cuban Revolution Ends


In this footage, Fidel Castro gives a speech to the Cuban people just days after his forces overthrew the government of Fulgencio Batista. He calls the overthrow “the most beautiful victory of our people” and tells the people of Cuba to remember their fallen heroes. Soon after ousting Batista’s regime, … Continue reading

Cuban Revolution
Soldiers Remember Their Life During the Cuban Revolution


Soldiers who fought in the Cuban Revolution are interviewed about what happened during the revolution. They talk about witnessing the many deaths of their fellow soldiers and one soldier recalls the kind of food they were given. He describes sharing one tin can of condensed milk with his whole squad–taking … Continue reading

World War II
[Text] Wounded WWII Soldier Exemplifies ‘Soldiering On’


“First of all, I want you to know that I’m really cheerful and looking forward to getting home and learning to live a kind of new and different life. Instead of being blue and discouraged…Now I’ll tell you what happened to me. So kind of brace yourself…” After sustaining severe … Continue reading