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Ladd, Floyd Van Deussen Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps USS Montpelier (CL-57) Pacific Schenectady, NY  
LaDue (LaDuke?), John Video
Audio
Male World War 1 US Navy       Interviewed by Hector Allen of the Mohawk Regional Teachers Center
LaDue, Melvin G. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 6th Marine Division Pacific   Transcribed by Susan Bergmann
LaFace, Sam Joseph Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 349th Bomb Squadron European    
LaFrance, Robert E. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 3rd Marine Division
21st Regimental Weapons Company
Pacific Whitehall, NY  
LaHut, Adam J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 55th Coast Artillery Battalion Pacific Troy, NY  
Laing, John Harold Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy   Pacific Schenectady, NY  
Lajeunesse, Francis Scott Video
Audio
Male 1953-1955 US Navy     Hoosick Falls, NY  
Dr. LaMar, Harmon T. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 65th Signal Battalion European Danamora, NY  
Lambert, Leo Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2         Interviewed by Adam Ganuy (sp?)
Transcribed by Morgan Rybak
Lamberti, Nicholas Video
Audio
Male World War US Navy   Pacific Naples, Italy Interviewed by Jason Harmon of the Chemung County Historical Society
Lanckton, Arnold H. Video
Audio
Male 1953 - 1958 US Marine Corps   Pacific Warsaw, NY Interviewed by Michele Hays and Bethany Tucker of the Rome Free Academy H.S.
Landecker, George Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 45th Infantry Division
179th Infantry Regiment
European Barneveld, NY Interviewed by Dan DeBruin and Claudio DiMarco of the Rome Free Academy H.S.
Landry, Robert "Jake" Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Army 9th Infantry Division     'A joint project of the Library of Congress, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1 (SR), and Shaker High School, Latham, NY.'
Lang, Clinton Alford Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 343rd Marine Scout Bombing Squadron Pacific Glen, NY Transcribed by Jonathan Kaiser
Lang, Jack D. Video
Audio
Male 1964 - 1970 US Air Force 3553rd Pilot Training Squadron American Buffalo, NY  
Lang, Miner Michael Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 38th Infantry Division
113th Infantry Regiment
European West Valley 2001 Interview
Lang, Miner Michael Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 38th Infantry Division
113th Infantry Regiment
European West Valley 2002 Interview by Ken and June Hunter
Langevoort, William P. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 445th Bomb Group
702nd Bomb Squadron
European Clifton, NJ  
Langhorn, James 'Butch' Video
Audio
Transcription
Male Vietnam War US Army Military Assistance Command Vietnam
106th Rescue Wing (NY ANG)
  Southampton, NY African American
Transcribed by Valerie Disiena
Lannigan, James Richard Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces   American    
Lannon, James P. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy LST 497
USS Indra (ARL- 37)
     
Lapinski, Roman S. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 44th Bomb Group
678th Bomb Squadron
Pacific Queens, NY  
LaPointe, Bruce J. Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Marine Corps 3rd Marine Division
3rd Tank Battalion
  Tupper Lake, NY Interviewed by Chris O'Connell and Carl Watts of Rome Free Academy H.S. Rome, NY
LaPorte, Arthur Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 1st & 4th Marine Divsions Pacific Hudson Falls, NY 2005 Interview
LaPorte, Arthur Video
Audio
Transcription
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 1st & 4th Marine Divsions Pacific Hudson Falls, NY Interviewed and transcribed by Hudson Valley HS.
Lopardo, Fiorenzo V. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 5th Marine Division
28th Marines
Pacific Hoosick Falls, NY Group interview with Wayne Haugh, Fiorenzo V. Lopardo, Jack Tanner, and Russell Whipple. Interviewed by Stephen Lopardo.
Lapp, Alfred Francis Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 8th Infantry Division   Brooklyn, NY  
Lardner, Dorothy Video
Audio
Female World War 2 Civilian   American Hudson Falls Interviewed by Hudson Falls H.S. Hudson Falls, NY
Lasker, Howard J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 317th Fighter Control Squadron CBI Brooklyn, NY 2001 Interview
Lasker, Howard J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 317th Fighter Control Squadron CBI Brooklyn, NY Interviewed in 2007 by Ken and June Hunter
Laskey, James H. Jr. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Hector (AR-7)
USS Bellerophon (ARL-31)
Pacific Medina, NY  
Dr. Lavigne, Richard Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Army Engineers     Interviewed by Joseph Anastasio of the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center
Lavyne, Lester Jacob Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 95th Bomb Group European Syracuse, NY  
Lawler, Daniel J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 5th Marines Pacific Glens Falls, NY 2005 Interview
Lawler, Daniel J. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 5th Marines Pacific Glens Falls, NY 2006 Interview by the NYS Military Museum
Lawler, Daniel J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 5th Marines Pacific Glens Falls, NY Interviewed in 2007 as part of a panel with James and Mary Butterfield.
Lawler, Daniel J. Transcription Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 5th Marines Pacific Glens Falls, NY 1999 Transcription
Lawler, Daniel J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 5th Marines Pacific Glens Falls, NY Group interview by the Hudson Falls HS, War in the Pacific v.2
Lawn, George W. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy YMS-24 Mediterranean DuBois, NY  
Lawson, Albert L. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army     Falkner, NY Interviewed by the Barker Historical Museum, Fredonia, NY
Lawton, David Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 32nd Infantry Division Pacific   Interviewed by the Herkimer Fulton County Historical Society
Transcribed by Christian Ray
Lawton David Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 32nd Infantry Division Pacific   Extracted from a compilation of interviews by Assemblyman Marc Butler and the Fulton County Historical Society
Lazo, Hans Video
Audio
Male Iraq War US Army 310th Military Police Battalion     Interviewed by Chaminade, HS
Lear, Margaret Doris, nee Alund Video
Audio
Transcription
Female World War 2 US Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve (WAVES) US Anacostia Naval Air Station American Watervliet, NY Transcribed by Valerie Disiena
LeBlanc, Ross Video
Audio
Transcription
Male Vietnam War US Marine Corps 3rd Marine Divsion   Portland, ME Khe Sanh
Lee, William Eugene Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 1 US Army 5th Marines   Liverpool, NY Belleau Woods, Chateau Thierry, Meuse Argonne
Interviewed by James P. Casey
Lefebvre, Edward J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 66th Armored Regiment European Cohoes  
Lehner, Gerard M. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS The Sullivans (DD-537)
USS Snowden (DE-246)
  Jamaica, NY Interview by Shaker HS in 2002. 'A joint project of the Library of Congress, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1 (SR), and Shaker High School, Latham, NY.'
Lehner, Gerard M. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS The Sullivans (DD-537)
USS Snowden (DE-246)
  Jamaica, NY  
Leiding, Betty Video
Audio
Female World War Two US Coast Guard SPARS     'A joint project of the Library of Congress, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1 (SR), and Shaker High School, Latham, NY.'
Lemyre, James B. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Zeal (AM-131) Pacific New York City Interviewed at the Saugerties American Legion Hall
Leininger, George E. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 8th Air Force European Bronx, NY  
Leinoff, Ralph J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marines       January 2009 Interview by Hudson Falls HS.
Leinoff, Ralph J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marines       2009 Interview by Hudson Falls HS.
Leinoff, Ralph J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marines       2010 interview by Jillian Casey
Lenz, John R. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps US Marine Corps. Division, 3rd Pacific Brooklyn, NY Interviewed by Chaminade, H. S. Mineola, NY
Lentz, Joseph F. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 28th Infantry Division European Sand Lake, NY  
Leonard, Alice Audio
Memoir
Female World War 2         Audio only.
Interviewed by the Otego Historical Society
Leonard, Robert Edward Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy 37th Naval Construction Battalion (aka Seabees) Pacific Utica, NY Interviewed in 2009 by Julie Madora (?) of Perry Jr. High
Leonard, Robert Ellsworth Video
Audio
Male World War 2     Pacific Utica, NY  
Leone, Anthony F. J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy US Coast Guard LST 27 (Ship) European Mediterranean Middle East Utica, NY 2001 Interview
Leone, Anthony F. J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy US Coast Guard LST 27 (Ship) European Mediterranean Middle East Utica, NY Interviewed in 1998 by Hudson Falls HS
Leone, Anthony F. J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy US Coast Guard LST 27 (Ship) European Mediterranean Middle East Utica, NY Interviewed by Hudson Falls HS
LeRose, Pete Transcription Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 199th Gas Supply Company Pacific Newburgh, NY Transcription only.
Interviewed by Michele Starkey for The Sentinel (Orange County, NY)
Leroux, Bruce T. Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Navy USS Newport News (CA-148)   Norwalk, CT Interviewed by Ken and Jun Hunter
Lesco, Michael Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 205th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (AAA AW) Pacific Benscreek, PA  
Letko, Peter Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 100th Infantry Division European Watervliet, NY Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Lettice, Keith Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 95th Fighter Control Squadron     Interviewed by the Herkimer Fulton County Historical Society
Transcribed by Alicia O'Brien
Lettice, Keith Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 95th Fighter Control Squadron     Extracted from a compilation of interviews by Assemblyman Marc Butler and the Fulton County Historical Society
Lettieri, Michael Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) European    
Leven, Charles Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 Royal Canadian Army Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada. European   'A joint project of the Library of Congress, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1 (SR), and Shaker High School, Latham, NY.'
Transcribed by Zachary Cahill
Levey, Edward A. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 508th Military Police Battalion
2913th Overhead Detachment
European New York, NY Transcribed by Sarah Buckley
Levine, Norman Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Pacific Brooklyn, NY  
Levine, Seymour (Cy) Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces   American New York,NY Interviewed by Rita Shapiro of the Chemung County Historical Society
Lewis, Clyde A. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 401st Bomb Group European Hoquiam, WA  
Lewis, Robert Video
Audio
Male World War 2         Interviewed at the Saugerties American Legion Hall
Liberty, Frances Mary Video
Audio
Female World War 2 - 1971 US Army Army Nurse Corps   Plattsburgh, NY Bronze Star
Interviewed by by Jake Landry is 'A joint project of the Library of Congress, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1 (SR), and Shaker High School, Latham, NY.'
Liberty, Frances Mary Video
Audio
Transcription
Female World War 2 - 1971 US Army Army Nurse Corps   Plattsburgh, NY Bronze Star
Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Transcribed by Susan Bergmann
Liebelt, Edward C. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 5th Air Force Pacific Amsterdam, NY  
Lieberman, Pincus Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army   European Brooklyn, NY  
Lim, Dr. George Video
Audio
Male World War 2 - 1991 US Naval Reserve
US Army
42nd Division   New York City Interviewed by Kristina Johnson and James Calandra of the Rome Free Academy H.S. Rome, NY
Lindberg, Alton Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy Thomas B Robertson (Liberty Ship)   Chautauqua, NY  
Linder, Raymond Joseph Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 22nd Bomb Group
19th Bomb Squadron
  Woodhaven, Queens  
Lindsay, Michelle Renee Video
Audio
Transcription
Female Iraq War US Army
NY Army National Guard
42nd Infantry Division
82nd Airborne Division
  Danville, IL Transcribed by Susan Bergmann
Lindstrom, Frank Video
Audio
Male World War 2 Danish Merchant Marines
US Merchant Marines
    Brooklyn, NY Was also in Danish Merchant Marines 1936 - 1937
Ling, Mary Ann, nee Schad Video
Audio
Female 1967 - 1970 US Army     Chester, PA  
Linnehan, Byron Laszlo Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army
NY Army National Guard
188th Military Police Company
8th Cavalry Regiment
  Hoboken, NY Transcribed by Sean Block
Lippin, Robert Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 26th Infantry Division
328th Infantry Regiment
European Boston, MA  
Lisica, Samuel J. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 457th Bomb Group
751st Bomb Squadron
European Coraopolis, PA Group interviewed by Hudson Falls, HS. Includes Earl M. Morrow, Samuel J. Lisica, and Jerome Silverman.
Transribed by Susan Bergmann
Little, Donald Charles Video
Audio
Transcription
Male Vietnam War US Army 25th Infantry Division   Elmira, NY Medic
Transcribed by Eileen O'Hara
Litz, James Charles Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Army 7th Cavalry Regiment   Buffalo, NY  
Livingston, John P. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy Liberty Ships Pacific Middle Granville, NY Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Lloyd, Garth D. Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Army 25th Infantry Division   Ballston Spa, NY  
Locker, Richard James Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Navy USS Loeser (DE-680)
USS Strickland (DE-333)
  Schenectady Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Lockwood, Bernard Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 877th Bomb Squadron
499th Bomb Group
Pacific Brooklyn, NY  
Loitsch, Barbara Transcription Female World War 2 Civilian Aircraft spotter   Stamford, NY Transcript only.
Donated by the Otego Elementary School
Lombardo, Corine Video
Audio
Female Iraq War US Army
NY National Guard
42nd Division   Schenectady, NY  
Lombardo, Marie A. Video
Audio
Transcription
Female World War 2 US Coast Guard 1st Naval District American Cohoes, NY Duties as a SPAR (Semper Paratus, Always Ready)
Long, Joseph A. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Santee (CVE-29) Pacific Sidney Center, NY  
Longden, Edward 'Frank' Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Air Force 13th Bomb Squadron
3rd Bomb Group
    A joint project of the Library of Congress, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1 (SR), and Shaker High School, Latham, NY.'
Longe, Frederick J Video
Audio
Cruise Diary
Memoir
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Wilkes (DD-441)
USS Hamul (AD-20)
  Herkimer, NY  
Longway, George Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Army 1st Cavalry Division Vietnam Newport, RI Interviewed by the Herkimer County Veteran's Video Project
Lonis, Maynard Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Merchant Marine Hampton Rose (Ship)     Interviewed by Senator Patty Richie's Office
Trancribed by Jacob Prescott
Lookerman, William A. (Lockerman?) Video
Audio
Male Cold War, 1962 - 1992 US Navy     Holland, NY Interviewed by Orchard Park HS.
Loomis, Edward Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy US Navy. Home Guard   Hoosick Falls, NY Interviewed by Philip Leonard of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Loparco, Eugene 'Gene' Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Air Force 31st Fighter Wing   Albany, NY  
Loucks, Patricia Video
Audio
Female World War 2 Civilian   European England Interviewed by Hudson Falls H.S. Hudson Falls, NY
Loucks, Taylor Daisy Video
Audio
Female World War 2   Home Front European England Interviewed by Hudson Falls H.S. Hudson Falls, NY
Lounsbury, Albert Reynolds Video
Audio
Male 1946 - 1947 US Army 7th Infantry Division Korea Hurleyville, NY  
Love, Harry W. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 390th Bomb Group
568th Bomb Squadron
European    
Love, Howard Mason Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Case (DD-370)
USS Skylark (ASR-20)
  Athens, NY Pearl Harbor survivor
Lovecchio, John R. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 6th Cavalry Regiment European Holley, NY  
Loveridge, Harold Raymond Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Charles A Stafford (Ship: USAHS)   West Sand Lake Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Lovett, David Edward Video
Audio
Transcription
Male Vietnam War - 1990 US Army 27th Engineer Battalion
531st Military Intelligence Detachment
  Syracuse Transcribed by Andrew Marro
Lowell, Stanley Video
Audio
Memoir
Memoir Transcript
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 452nd Bomb Group
729th Bomb Squadron
European Brooklyn, NY Memoir transcribed by Jerrie Hinchman
Lowman, Robert Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Merchant Marine USS Burrows (DE-105)     Interviewed by Orchard Park H.S., Orchard Park, NY
Lucas, Theodore Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 450th Bomb Group
720th Bomb Squadron
Mediterranean Hoosick Falls, NY Interviewed by Philip Leonard of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Transcribed by Kodi Sprague
Lucca, Francis S. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Burrows (DE-105)   Buffalo, NY  
Luck, Edwin Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 105th Infantry Regiment
27th Infantry Division
Pacific Albany, NY Saipan
Transcribed by Terry Thompson
Ludeman, William H. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy Pacific      
Ludwiczak, Chester Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy Santa Rosa (SS-2169)     Interviewed by Julie Madora of Perry Junior HS
Luhmann, John Henry Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy 8th Fleet Air Wing
6th Fleet Air Wing
American Poughkeepsie, NY  
Lukasiewic, Ignatius Francis 'Luke' Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 92nd Bomb Group
325th Bomb Squadron
European Brooklyn, NY  
Lumsden, Charles L. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 25th Marine Aircraft Group Pacific Buffalo, NY  
Lupini, Rando Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 208th Combat Engineers European Trieste, Italy
Frankfort
Interviewed by the Herkimer Fulton County Historical Society
Lupini, Rando Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 208th Combat Engineers European Trieste, Italy
Frankfort
Extracted from a compilation of interviews by Assemblyman Marc Butler and the Herkimer County Community College
Luzinas, Edward C. Video
Audio
Memoir
Male World War 2 US Army 710th Tank Battalion Pacific Amsterdam, NY  
Lynch, Edward J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 1090th Engineer Utility Company   Kirkland, NY  
Lyons, Kevin Patrick Video
Audio
Male Iraq War US Army 3rd Cavalry Regiment      
Lyons, William Callahan Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 124th Transportation Battalion