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Format

Gender

Conflict / Years

Branch

Unit

Theater

Hometown

Notes

Pafundi, David John Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 705th Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company Mediterranean Brooklyn  
Paine, Leland Francis Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 5th Marines Pacific Paint Rock, NY Interviewed by Ben Gazda of the Rome Free Academy H.S. Rome, NY
Palangi, Anthony J., Sr. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces       Interviewed by Hudson Falls HS
Palesh, Elmer Frank Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS San Diego (CL-53) Pacific Buffalo, NY  
Pallozzi, Guido G. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 45th Infantry Division
157th Infantry Regiment
  Waterford, NY  
Palmer, Bennett J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 36th Infantry Division   Holland  
Palmer, Herbert J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army   European Glens Falls, NY Interviewed by Amy Palmer of Hudson Falls High School
Palmer, Nelson Video
Audio
Male Cold War US Naval Reserve     Dunkirk, NY Interviewed by the Barker Historical Museum, Fredonia, NY
Paolini, Alfonso A. Video
Audio
Autobiography
Biography
Ballad to
Male World War 2 US Army XV Corps European Buffalo, NY  
Papa, Michael J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army   European Brooklyn, NY  
Paquette, Felix Marcel Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 78th Infantry Division
307th Field Artillery Battalion
European Bradford, NY  
Paquette, Nancy Patricia Video
Audio
Female 1978 - 1998
Persian Gulf War
US Air Force     Willimantic, CT  
Paratore, Anthony J. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 301st Engineer Combat Battalion European New York City  
Parente, Ralph William Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Delta   Long Island City, NY Interviewed by Brother Larry Syriac of Chaminade, H. S. Mineola, NY
Paretti, Edward Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces   European Hastings on Hudson, NY  
Parillo, Paschal Joseph Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy Naval Air Station, 3245 Pacific Susquehanna, PA  
Parker, Alvin M. Video
Audio
Male 1960 - 1966 US Marine Corps 1st Air Wing   Buffalo, NY  
Parker, Robert Earl Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 97th Bomb Group
414th Bomb Squadron
European Springwater, NY Transcribed by Carol Quirk
Parkinson, John Edward Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Marine Corps USS Bexar (APA-237)
USS Navaro: (APA-215)
USS Fremont (APA-44)
  Petersburgh, NY Bronze Star
Parkinson, William Sterrett Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy   Pacific Pittsburgh, PA  
Parlato, Lucian C. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 345th Infantry Regiment European Buffalo, NY  
Parmenter, Michael J. Video
Audio
Male 1987 - 2007 US Navy USS Lewis & Clark(SSN-644)
USS Ticonderoga (SSN-606)
  Waverly, NY Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Pascucci, Edward A. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 63rd Infantry Division European Oswego, NY Interviewed by Ashely Coon of Rome Free Academy
Pasquale, Michael Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Pacific   Interviewed by Hector Allen of the Mohawk Regional Teachers Center
Patera, Paul C. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 33rd Infantry Division
475th Infantry Regiment
China, Burma, India Bellmore, NY  
Patire, Cruce "Rocky" Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army   European Hoosick Falls, NY Interviewed by Philip Leonard of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Patrie, Donald L. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Tate (AKA-70)      
Pattison, John Royce Video
Audio
Male 1950 - 1953 US Naval Reserve   American    
Paul, Jeanne, nee Kahn Video
Audio
Transcription
Female World War 2 US Army (WACs) 106th Evacuation Hospital European Brooklyn, NY  
Paul, Lawrence P., Jr. Video
Audio
Memoir
Male World War 2
Korean War
Vietnam War
US Army Air Forces
US Air Force
398th Bomb Group European Buffalo, NY  
Pavlik, Richard 'Red' Transcription Male Cold War US Navy USS Morovia: (APA-31)   Newburgh, NY Transcription only.
Interviewed by Michele Starkey for The Sentinel (Orange County, NY)
Pawlak, Sigmund Stanley Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Ringness (APD-100) Pacific Buffalo, NY Interviewed by Orchard Park HS, Orchard Park, NY
Pawlinga, Louis Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 27th Infantry Division Pacific Peekskill, NY Interviewed by Kristen Scanlon and Kevin May of Rome Free Academy, Rome, NY
Transcribed by Valerie Disiena
Payne, William Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Marine Corps     Astoria, NY Interviewed by Bill Payne at the American Legion Post, Saugerties, NY
Paynter, Byron Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Army     Bloomington, IN  
Peachman, Al Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy       Interviewed by Hudson Falls H.S., Hudson Falls, NY
Peak, William Arnold Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army     Cohoes, NY  
Pearl, Robert G. Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Army       Interviewed by Ashley Cross and Louell Valentine at SUNY Plattsburgh
Pearlman, Herbert Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 379th Bomb Group
526th Bomb Squadron
European Bronx, NY  
Pearsall, Richard P Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy   Pacific Long Island, NY 2009 Inteview
Pearsall, Richard P Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy   Pacific Long Island, NY Interviewed by Hudson Falls H.S. Hudson Falls, NY
Pearsall, Richard P Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy   Pacific Long Island, NY Group interview by Hudson Falls H.S. Hudson Falls, NY
Peck, Andrew Stevens Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army   Mediterranean    
Pedersen, Gunnar George F. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 101st Military Police Battalion
814th Military Police Company
Pacific Chicago, IL  
Peel, Virginia Video
Audio
Female World War 2 US Navy     Winchester, NY Interviewed by Amy Klockowski and Katie Gomez of Rome Free Academy, Rome, NY
Peer, Bruce David Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Navy       Interviewed by Thomas Mailey of the Chemung County Historical Society
Peinkofer, Joseph S. Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Army 532nd Signal Construction Company   Buffalo, NY  
Pellegrino, Frank A. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army   European Niagara Falls, NY  
Pelosi, Robert F. Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Marine Corps 1st Marine Division
5th Marines
     
Pendas, Gerard G., Jr. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male Korean War
Vietnam War
US Marine Corps 1st Marines   Colonie, NY Chosin Reservoir, 2 Bronze Stars
Transcribed by Sean Quinn
Penney, George and Helen, nee Cinebell Video
Audio
Transcription
Male
Female
World War 2 US Army Air Force
US Army. Women's Army Corps (WACs)
9th Bomb Group (George)
56th Hospital Company (Helen)
Pacific
American
Oak Park, IL
Glasford, IL
Interviewed by Tom Miller of the Chemung County Historical Society
Transcribed by Valerie Disiena
Penrose, Edward James Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Army 47th Infantry Regiment   Rochester, NY  
Pensack, Thomas Edwin Video
Audio
Male 1971 - 1979 US Air Force     Phillipsburg, NJ Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Pepe, Frank Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps   Pacific Watertown, NY Interviewed by Senator Patty Ritchie's office, with an introduction by the Senator.
Pepper, Max Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 44th Bomb Group
68th Bomb Squadron
European Syracuse, NY  
Perez, Manuel Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 30th Infantry Division
126th Infantry Regiment
European Ogdensburg, NY POW
Transcribed by Daniel Keefe
Perrella, Albert J., Jr. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 9th Infantry Division European Bleecker, NY Interviewed by the Herkimer Fulton County Historical Society
Perrella, Albert, Jr. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 9th Infantry Division
47th Infantry Regiment
    Extracted from a compilation of interviews by Assemblyman Marc Butler and the Fulton County Historical Society
Perryman, Horace R., Jr. Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Army     Gloversville, NY African American
Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Person, Francis Herbert Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 91st Infantry Division
343rd Infantry Regiment
European Voorheesville, NY Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Persons, Ralph H. , Jr. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 1st Engineer Special Brigade European Schenectady, NY  
Pesesky, Bernice Milburn Video
Audio
Female World War 2 US Army. Women's Army Corps (WACs) 70th General Hospital North Africa Italy Mediterranean Shoshoni, Wyoming Interviewed by Rita Shapiro of the Chemung County Historical Museum
Peters, Arthur Shepard Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army   North Africa
European
Jackson, NY  
Petersen, Martin Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy LSM 293 Pacific Port Jefferson, NY  
Petsche, John E. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 98th Infantry Division Pacific Brooklyn, NY  
Pettersen, Ed Video
Audio
Male World War 2     Pacific   Interviewed by Hudson Falls H.S. Hudson Falls, NY
Phillips, Donald K. Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Army 108th Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment Korea Utica, NY Interviewed by Mike O'Connor and Tom Knudsen of the Rome Free Academy H.S. Rome, NY
Phillips, Gene A. , Jr. Video
Audio
Male Vitenam War US Marine Corps 3rd Marine Division   Schenectady, NY  
Phillips, Robert B. Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Marine Corps 1st Shore Party Battalion Vietnam Oriskany, NY Interviewed by
of the Rome Free Academy
Phillips, Seeley McCombs Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 7th Portable Surgical Hospital
84th Station Hospital
Pacific Succasunna, NJ  
Phillips, Thomas Alan Transcription             Transcription only
Pickert, Harold Video
Audio
Male World War 1 US Army 6th Infantry Divsion     Interviewed by Hector Allen of the Mohawk Regional Teachers Center
Pierce, Edwin Video
Audiio
Male World War 2 US Army 43rd Infantry Division Pacific Canton, NY Interviewed by Senator Patty Ritchie's office, with an introduction by the Senator.
Pierce, Frank Video
Audio
  World War 2 US Army   Mediterranean   Interviewed by Philip Leonard of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Pietrofere, John T. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 3606th Ordnance Company Pacific   Interviewed by Chaminade, H. S., Mineola, NY
Pifko, George Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 99th Bomb Group
248th Bomb Squadron
European Brooklyn, NY Interviewed by Herkimer County Community College
Transcribed by Michael Grogan
Pifko, George Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 99th Bomb Group
248th Bomb Squadron
    Extracted from a compilation of interviews by Assemblyman Marc Butler and the Fulton County Historical Society
Pifko, Theodora Video
Audio
  World War 2 Civilian       Herkimer Fulton County Historical Society
Pigeon, Roland B. Video
Audio
Male World War 2
Korean War
US Army       Interviewed by Orchard Park H.S., Orchard Park, NY
Pikula, Michael S. Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Army 25th Infantry Division     Interviewed by Orchard Park H.S., Orchard Park, NY
Pinto, Lawrence M. Video
Audio
Transcript
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps Landing Force Air Support Control
800th MP Bn
    Interviewed by Chaminade, H. S., Mineola, NY
Transcribed by Claudia Canniff
Pirrone, Joseph D., Jr. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 92nd Bomb Group
446th Service Squadron
European Buffalo, NY  
Pittala, Robert Arnold Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Helm (DD-388)      
Plackis, Nicholas G. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 390th Bomb Group European    
Plunkett, Donald Transcription Male 1965 - 1988 US Army 532nd Military Police Company     Transcription only.
Interviewed by Michele Starkey for The Sentinel (Orange County, NY)
Podgorski, Joseph A. Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Army 22nd Replacement Battalion     Interviewed by Orchard Park H.S., Orchard Park, NY
Pollard, Edward W. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces   China, Burma, India   Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Pollicino, Joe Transcription Male Vietnam War US Marine Corps 5th Marine
1st Marine Division
  Albany, NY Fireteam leader
Inteviewed by Sean Quinn
Poczatek, Stephen Video
Audio
  World War 2 US Army 426th Medical Battalion     Interviewed by the Herkimer County Veteran's Video Project
Poczatek, Stephen Video
Audio
  World War 2 US Army 426th Medical Battalion     Extracted from a compilation of interviews by Assemblyman Marc Butler and the Herkimer County Community College
Pomeroy, Robert L. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Office of Strategic Services (OSS)     Transcribed by Susan Bergmann
Porter, Leonard Allen Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Amry 43rd Infantry Division
172nd Infantry Regiment
  Montpelier, VT  
Portner, Ernest Leigh Video
Audio
Male 1953 - 1955 US Army 705th Ordnance Battalion     Interviewed by Rome Free Academy H.S., Rome, NY
Potanovic, John Video
Audio
Memoir 1
Memoir 2
  World War 2         Interviewed by George Potanovic, Jr.
Potts, Roy Transcription Male World War 2 US Army 77th Infantry Division
307th Infantry Regiment
Pacific Fulton, NY Interviewed by David Pierce
Transcription only
Potvin, Rene Joseph Video
Audio
Male Cold War US Navy USS Asheville (PG-84)     Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Powers, Bruce R. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy 13th Naval Combat Demolition Unit (UDT)   Brooklyn, NY  
Pratt, George Prince Video
Audio
Male World War 2 - 1953 US Navy USS Saipan (CVL-48)
USS Little Rock (CL-92)
  Schuylerville, NY Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Pratt, John B. Video
Audio
Transcription
Diary
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 384th Bomb Group
547th Bomb Group
European Utica, NY Interviewed by Rome Free Academy H.S. Rome, NY
Transcribed by Tatsuya Hondo
Diary from 384th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
Pray, Dellouise 'Della' Video
Audio
Male 1984 - 2004
Persian Gulf War
US Air Force       Interviewed by Rome Free Academy H.S. Rome, NY
Preputnik, Michael S. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 464th Bomb Group European Freeland, PA Interviewed by Rome Free Academy H.S. Rome, NY
Primeau, Raymond E. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male 1980 - 1993 US Army 25th Infantry Division   Cohoes, NY Transcribed by Chrisitan Rohlehr
Printsky, Frank John Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Murphy (DD-603)
USS Somers (DD-381)
European Troy, NY  
Prior, Raymond Howard Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Marine Corps   Pacific Syracuse, NY Stationed on Midway Island
1992 interview by the National Parks Service
Prior, Raymond Howard Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Marine Corps   Pacific Syracuse, NY Stationed on Midway Island
2001 Interview
Pritchard, Mata Elizabeth, nee Barth Video
Audio
Female World War 2 US Army Nurse Corps 115th General Hospital
82nd General Hospital
European Iowa  
Pryor, Robert (Bob) Video
Audio
  World War 2 US Army 4th Division,     Interviewed by the Herkimer County Veteran's Video Project
Pryor, Robert (Bob) Video
Audio
  World War 2 US Army 4th Division,     Extracted from a compilation of interviews by Assemblyman Marc Butler and the Herkimer County Community College
Puccio, Sylvester "Syl" Video
Audio
  World War 2 US Navy       Interviewed by the Rome Free Academy H.S. Rome, NY
Purdy, Robert A. Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Army 519th Military Police Battalion   Poughkeepsie, NY  
Purtill, Robert E. 'Gus' Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 504th Bomb Group
421st Bomb Squadron
Pacific Buffalo, NY 'A joint project of the Library of Congress, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1 (SR), and Shaker High School, Latham, NY.'
Pusatere, Frank R. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 27th Infantry Division
105th Infantry Regiment
Pacific Troy, NY Wounded in action on Saipan
Transcribed by Maggie Oldendorf
Pusatere, Frank R. Video
Auido
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 27th Infantry Division
105th Infantry Regiment
Pacific Troy, NY 27th Division group interview with 8 veterans
Transcribed by Susan Bergmann
Putorti, John Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Walker (DD-163) Pacific Buffalo, NY