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Tom Wiener, Historian, Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center
Elizabeth Fulford, Program Specialist, Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center
Megan Harris, Research Specialist, Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center
Note: This guide replaces the "Voices of War" companion website formerly part of the "Experiencing War" series from the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.
Created: August 19, 2022
Last Updated: August 19, 2022
Every veteran has his or her own war, and each is custodian of a unique story and memories. At the Veterans History Project, we treasure the personal narratives sent to us by veterans from all wars. Vivid as if they happened yesterday, these heartfelt accounts make us laugh, cry and remember. The stories are not a formal history of war, but a treasure trove of individual feelings and personal recollections. As we build this unprecedented collection documenting both veterans and civilians and their EXPERIENCES of war, we will introduce new themes on the Web site. Please join our effort by sending us your own recollections and memories. Each contribution makes this project all the more priceless. Learn how you can participate in The Veterans History Project.
"This is a great book. You will not forget these stories. Memorable!"
– Larry King
This companion guide accompanies the second book of stories from the collections of the Veterans History Project. Forever a Soldier: Unforgettable Stories of Wartime Service contains 37 tales of servicemen and women who served our country in every major war from World War I through the current conflict in Iraq. Each chapter contains stories related to a common theme. All collections in the book may be accessed from this site.
The Veterans History Project (VHP) of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.