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Joseph Richard Tells about Saving Lives at Pearl Harbor

Shipfitter 1st Class Joseph Richard of Sunset, Louisiana, was a 16-year-old sailor when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour in 1941.

Trail of Honor Highlights U.S. Military History

Veterans History Project: James Rundles

Veterans History Project: Turner Alford

Veterans History Project: Walter Gafford

Veterans History Project: Howard Cleland

Veteran's History Project: Edwards Henry

Continued Coverage

Veterans History Project: William Parkerson

  Veterans History Project: Joseph Sasser

Veterans History Project: Bill Minor

Veterans History Project: James Robinson

Veterans History Project: Lucille Little

Veterans History Project: Charles Byrd

Veterans History Project: Robert Bowling

Whether he was flying reconnaissance missions or shuttling officers across Europe, Robert Bowling logged his share of flight time during World War II.

Veterans History Project: George McCarthy

George McCarthy fought through the hedgerows of Normandy, before he was captured by the Germans in World War II.

Veterans History Project: David Harvey

David Harvey served in the Navy during WWII and the Army during Korea.

Veterans History Project: Armour Idom

Armour Idom spent four years in the Navy during the early 1940's. He shares his story from the sinking of the USS O'Brien

Veterans History Project: Darrell Graf (Part 2)

Veterans History Project: Darrell Graf (Part 1)

Veterans History Project: Maurice Duvic (Part 2)

Veterans History Project: Maurice Duvic (Part 1)

Veterans History Project: Bud Stell

  Veterans History Project: Harold McDonald

Veterans History Project: Alex Epperson

Alex Epperson left pilot school at Hinds Jr. College to join the Army Air Corp in 1942. He shares his stories from service in the US and Burma.

Veterans History Project: Maurice Laird

Maurice Laird shares his story as a replacement soldier in Italy during WWII.

Veterans History: Red Womack

Red Womak served in the Pacific with the 1st Marine Division during WWII.

Veterans History Project: Clara Brent

Clara Brent is not a veteran, but she works to make a difference in the lives of those who have served.

Veterans History Project: James Causey

James Causey Served in the Pacific during WWII, and went on to become a career soldier.

Veterans History Project: Kendall Quinn (Part 2)

Quinn's story continues in Bastogne, Belgium.

Veterans History Project: Kendall Quinn

Kendall Quinn was 18 years-old when he answered the call to join the Army in World War II. He recalls the invasion of Normandy.

Veterans History Project: Thomas Rex Bass

Thomas Rex Bass served as an Army medic just a little over a year. But his 14-months in Vietnam made an impression on him that would last a lifetime.

Veterans History Project: Don Rinehart

Don Rinehart spent time aboard the USS Sutton as it carved a place for itself in the history books.

Veterans History Project: Bill Walls

Bill Walls enlisted in the Navy in October 1941. He was 24 years-old. He remembers the sinking of the USS Yorktown.

Veterans History Project: Joe Henderson (Part 1)

Joe Henderson recounts the Invasion of Normandy.

Veterans' History Project: C.L. Mason

C. L. Mason was 18-years-old when he was drafted into the Navy. It was 1943. He would serve aboard a destroyer called the Shannon DM25.

Veterans History Project: Bill Correll (Part 2)

As Correll continues his story, he remembers the brush with mother nature that almost cost him his feet.

Veterans History Project: Bill Correll (Part 1)

This World War II vet served in the European Theater. He encountered grave danger before he ever set foot on foreign soil.

Veterans History Project: Joe Henderson (Part 2)

Joe Henderson continues his story with his service at the Battle of the Bulge.

Veterans History Project: Emmett Skeen

Emmett Skeen joined the Navy in 1944. He shares his stories from Iwo Jim and Okinowa.

Veterans History Project: James Foster (Part 2)

James Foster explains how left Pelilu and was injured in Okinowa.

Veterans History Project: Gus Heilbronner

Gus Heilbronner went to Mississippi State in 1938 and entered the ROTC program. He liked it so much, that he decided to pursue it as a profession.

Veterans History Project: James Foster (Part 1)

James Foster served with the marines in two of the major campaigns in the Pacific. In his own words, we'll hear his story from the bloody battle of Pelilu

Veterans History Project: Margaret Braswell Stegge

Margaret Braswell was barely out of high school when she became a clerk in the office of Chief Navel Operations in 1944.

Veterans History: Willie Myers

Willie Myers shares his stories from the 63rd Infantry Division in WWII.

Veterans History Project: Paul Holly

This veteran served as a medic during the vietnam war. He fought to save lives-often while putting his own at risk.

Veterans History: Howard Miskelly

Howard Miskelly was just 18 years-old when he made his trip to the draft board. He remembers it like it was yesterday.

Veterans History Project: Bill Tolleson

This veteran spent five days in combat during World War ii. But in that time, Bill Tolleson experienced enough misery to last a lifetime.

Veterans History Project: William Hales

William Hales dropped out of school to join the military in 1951. He was a "sewing machine jockey" in the Air Force.

Veterans History Project: CD Lancaster

CD Lancaster joined the Navy during WWII, even though he couldn't swim. It almost cost him his life.

Veterans History Project: Howard Sessums

Howard Sessums served on two fronts during WWII. He shares his stories from the European and Pacific Theaters.

Veterans History Project: A.D. McBeath

AD McBeath turned 18 the day after he finished high school. He celebrated his birthday with a trip to the draft board. World War II was underway. He joined the army infantry.

Veterans History Project: Jerry Boutwell

Jerry Boutwell served in a recon unit in the Army's 501st Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during Vietnam.

Veterans History Project: Dorman Howell

Howell's military career began when he was just 18. He shares his stories from the Navy.

Veterans History Project: Webb Shivers

Webb Shivers joined the Marines before he could be drafted in WWII. He worked with heavy equipment in the 2nd Aviation, Engineer Battalion.

Veterans History Project: Vernon Brumfield (Part 2)

We pick up Brumfield's story as he was captured by the Germans.

Veterans History: Vernon Brumfield (Part 1)

Vernon Brumfield served in the US Army during the Battle of the Bulge.

Veterans History Project: Truman Ellis

World War II was underway and this soldier enlisted in the U.S. Navy, to avoid being drafted into the Army. His experience prompted him to become an author.

Veterans History Project: James Tynes

James Tynes was 20 years-old and living in Lawrence County when he was drafted into the Marines.

Veterans History Project: Henry Laird

Henry Laird flew B17's during WWII. He was shot down over Luxemborg.

Veterans History Project: Joe Moss

Joe Moss served in the Army in Europe during World War II, long before his time in the state legislature or as a Hinds County judge.

Veterans History Project: Cecil Payne (Part 2)

Cecil Payne was part of the first wave of attack on the Pacific island of Tarawa. In just minutes, he suffered a gunshot, shrapnel injuries, and a landmine explosion that ripped apart his arm.

Veterans History Project: Cecil Payne (Part 1)

Cecil Payne would spend time serving with the Marines in New Zealand, before heading to the bloody battle of Tarawa.

Veterans History Project: Jerry Prescott

Jerry Prescott nearly died when he was shot in action during the Vietnam War.

Veterans History Project: Carl Gatlin

Carl Gatlin was already enlisted in the U.S. Army when the US entered into War War II. He would go on to serve in Africa, Italy, France and Germany before the war was over.

Veterans History Project: Doby Gibson

This veteran and five of his brothers answered the call to serve in the United States armed forces. He served in Europe with the Army during World War II.

Veterans History Project: Irene Worthy

Irene Worthy grew up on her family's farm in Lemon, Mississippi, just south of Forest. But she had dreams beyond picking cotton and tilling the fields. She shares her stories from the Army Nurse Corp.

Veterans History Project: Thomas Holt (Part 2)

Thomas Holt continues his story from WWII, with a daring escape from a German POW camp.

Veterans History Project: Thomas Holt (Part 1)

Thomas Holt started his Army career as a 2nd Lieutenant immediately out of military school and soon became a POW.

Veterans History Project: John Cockrell

John Cockrell was 19 years-old when he decided to enlist in the military. He recalls his accounts of Operation Iraqi Freedom after 9/11.

Veterans History Project: Clifford Wiggins

Clifford Wiggins enlisted in the Navy in 1943 when he was just 17 years-old. He would serve as a torpedo man aboard the USS Craven.

Veterans History Project: Thomas Hughes

Thomas Hughes was 16 years-old when World war two started.  He served in the European and Pacific theaters with the Army.

Veterans History Project: John Means

John Means shares his stories from the navy and working for the future President of the United States, George Bush Sr.

Veterans History Project: Van Barfoot (Part 2)

Van Barfoot recounts the events of May 23, 1944 in Cerano, Italy, the day he earned his Medal of Honor.

Veterans History Project: Van Barfoot (Part 1)

Van Barfoot is best known in Mississippi for his service in World War II, but he served in the Army for years before those days near Carano, Italy, when he earned his medal of honor.

Veterans History Project: Thomas Kirk

Thomas Kirk was an infantry soldier in the Army during WWII.  He shares his story from the Battle of the Bulge.

Veterans History Project: Willie Stallworth

We bring you the story of a veteran who grew up knowing he wanted to serve in the military. Willie Stallworth signed up for two tours in Vietnam. What he saw there forever changed his life.

Veterans History Project: Carlton Frazier

Carlton Frazier served in the army infantry during World War II. He shares his experiences from the Battle of the Bulge and various places in Europe.

Veterans History Project: Clarence Derrington

Clarence Derrington served in the Army in Europe during World War II. He was a prisoner of war with serious injuries from a mortar attack by the Germans.

Veterans History Project: Lamar Sibley

Lamar Sibley served as a gunner with the army during World War II.  He shares his stories from the European theater, including the Battle of the Bulge.

Veterans History Project: Joseph Carter

Joseph Carter was a supply officer in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He served in north Africa and the Mediterranean.

Veterans History Project: Swayze Walton

Swayze Walton enlisted in Army Aviation in 1967.  He would serve in Vietnam 9 1/2 months.