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Grace E. Kimball

U.S. Navy 1939–1945

Interview discussing Ms. Kimball's service in the U.S. Navy's WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) program during World War II... more >>


Thomas J. Hudner

U.S. Navy 1946–1953

Graduating from the US Naval Academy in 1946, Hudner was assigned to a cruiser north of Shanghai as a ship's signal officer. Receiving his wings... 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 >>


Roger Reidy

U.S. Navy 1943–1946

While still a student at Harvard University, Roger Reidy enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Finishing his studies as part of the V-12 Navy training prog... more >>


James Hastings

U.S. Marine Corps 1967–1968

Knowing he would probably be drafted for the Vietnam Conflict, James Hastings nevertheless decided to join the Marine Corps. Training at Parris ... more >>


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