Preserving Veterans' Memories
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 941 , Segment 1
Episode: Veterans' Project, Life in Space, Student Debt, Women and Ultras
- Nov 12, 2018 10:00 pm
- 18:16 mins
Guest: Col. Karen D. Lloyd, Retired US Army, Director of Veteran’s History Project. This weekend marked the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. The last living American veteran of that war – Frank Buckles – died in 2011 when he was 110. In an oral history preserved at the Library of Congress, Buckles recalls lying about his age to enlist for the war when he was just 16 and then pestering every commanding officer he met while stationed in England, hoping to get transferred to the front in France. The Veteran's History project collects memories from veterans from over 100 years of service. Learn more about how it works and how to contribute.