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Rabbitt, Robert John Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 29th Infantry Division
3058th Quartermaster Grave Registration Company
    Interviwed by Chaminade, H. S. Mineola, NY
Rabideau, Harold Clarence Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 458th Bomb Group
755th Bomb Squadron
European Malone, NY  
Radin, Edward 'Ed' Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Airborne   Ozone Park, NY Interviewed by the American Legion Post, Saugerties, NY
Raiello, Anthony Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army   Pacific   Interviewed by Hector Allen of the Mohawk Regional Teachers Center
Raino, Benjamin N. Video
Audio
Male 1952 - 1956 US Air Force     Whitehall, NY  
Ramos, Ismael M. Video
Audio
Male 1952 - 1977
Korea and Vietnam
US Army
US Air Force
2nd Infantry Division
416th Combat Support Group
    Interviewed by Rome Free Academy H.S., Rome, NY
Randall, Fred A. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 NY National Guard
US Army
1st Infantry Division   Schenectady, NY Transcribed by David Burlingame
Randles, Joseph L. , Jr. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 333rd Bomb Group
504th Bomb Group
Pacific Glens Falls, NY  
Ransom, Debbera Maria Video
Audio
Female 1976 - 1976 US Army 11th Military Police Battalion
8th Infantry Division
  Buffalo, NY African American soldier
Rapp, James Matthew 'Jim' Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Air Force     Buffalo, NY  
Rapp, Wilson Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 467th Bomb Group
98th Bomb Group
  Rochester, NY Narrated by his daughter Suzanne Straus.
Rasp, Paul C. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy James Hill (Liberty Ship)
USS Kasaan Bay (CVE-69)
  Buffalo, NY Interviewed by Orchard Park, H.S., Orchard Park, NY
Raszcewski, John Transcription Male 1963 - 1967 US Air Force 91st Bomb Wing     Transcription only.
Interviewed by Michele Starkey for The Sentinel (Orange County, NY)
Ratigan, William H. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army
US Marine Corps
1st Marine Air Wing     Served in the US Army 1947 - 1950. Served in the US Marine Corps 1951-1954.
Transcribed by Damian Green
Raynsford, Wayne S. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 84th Infantry Division European Voorheesville, NY 2000 Interview
Raynsford, Wayne S. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 84th Infantry Division European Voorheesville, NY 2007 Interview
Razzano, Louis James Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy   American   Interviewed by Timothy Quick and Samantha Vernold of Rome Free Academy H.S., Rome, NY
Reaboy, Morris Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. (SHEAF) European New York, NY 'A joint project of the Library of Congress, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1 (SR), and Shaker High School, Latham, NY.'
Redanty, Joseph Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army   European   Transcribed by Tatsuya Hondo
Reed, Dr. Carlton Video
Audio
  World War 2     European   Interviewed by Philip Leonard of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Reed, John L. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male Korean War US Army 773rd Tank Battalion
330thCommunication Reconnaissance Company
  Saratoga Springs, NY Transcribed by Daniel Keefe
Reeves, Charles W. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 487th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion (AAA AW)
383rd AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion (AAA AW)
Pracifc    
Reeves, Richard B. Video
Audio
Male 1969 - 1975 US Navy USS Archer Fish (SSN-678)      
Reggero, Franklin Transcription             Transcription only.
Interviewed by Michele Starkey for The Sentinel (Orange County, NY)
Regis, David Video
Audio
Male 1953 - 1955 US Army     Hudson Falls, NY  
Reid, Frances Video
Audio
Female World War 2 US Army 267th Field Hospital   Plattsburgh, PA  
Dr. Reid, Robert Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Medical Corps     Interviewed by Kayla Smith of Hudson Falls HS
Reid, William Everertt Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Air Force 75th Air Depot Wing
366th Fighter Wing
  Fort Plain, NY  
Reinhardt, Ed (Edward) Video
Audio
Male World War 2         Interviewed by the Baldwinsville Messenger and the Baldwinsville Public Library
Reinhart, Shirl Thonas Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy LST 518
LST 907
  Elmira, NY  
Reis, Vincent R. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 389th Bomb Group Mediterranean    
Reith, Clayton Video
Audio
  Korean War US Army 45th Infantry Division     Interviewed by the Herkimer County Veteran's Video Project
Rella, Anthony Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy Neosho (Ship: AO-143)
Waller (Ship: DD-446)
Presidio (Ship: APA-88)
    Interviewed by of the Rome Free Academy
Renfro, Edward R. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 457th Bomb Group
751st Bomb Squadron
European Santa Anna, CA  
Reppenhagen, Robert Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Office of Strategic Services (OSS)     Transcribed by Daniel Keefe
Rice, Charles Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Detroit (CL-8) Pacific Glens Falls, NY  
Rice, Richard A. Memoir Male 1955 - 1957 US Army 505th A.A.A. Missile Battalion      
Rickey, John Joseph Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 392nd Bomb Group European Brooklyn, NY  
Riddett, Edward F. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy LCI 686
LST 1025
Pacific    
Riggs, Emily Bayly Bayly ? Video
Audio
Female World War 2 US Navy        
Riley, Joseph E. Video
Audio
Male Korean War - 1958 US Air Force 452nd Bomb Wing
730th Bomb Squadron
  Utica, NY Interviewed by Rome Free Academy H.S., Rome, NY
Riley, Peter E. Video
Audio
  Vietnam War US Marine Corps 3rd Division
9th Marines
  Latham, NY Interviewed by Roy McDonald
Ringlehan, John David Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 451st Bomb Group
456th Bomb Group
European Campbell Hall, NY Interviewed by Rome Free Academy H.S., Rome, NY
Ringvall, Neal T. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 301st Bomb Group
353rd Bomb Group
European Valhalla, NY  
Ritgers, Forest Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Army 22nd Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
     
Ritz, Joseph W. Video
Audio
Memoir
Male World War 2 US Army Americal Division (23rd)
721st Ordnance Light Maintenance Company
Pacific    
Rivard, Paul Video
Audio
  World War 2 US Navy   Pacific   Interviewed by Philip Leonard of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Rizzo, Frank Video
Audio
  World War 2 US Navy       Interviewed by the Barker Historical Museum, Fredonia, NY
Rizzo, Henry Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Chase (DE-158/APD-54)   Schenectady, NY 'A joint project of the Library of Congress, The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1 (SR), and Shaker High School, Latham, NY.'
Rizzo, Thomas S. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 466th Bomb Group
786th Bomb Squadron
European Avon, NY  
Roach, John Faunce, MD Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Lexington (CV-16) Pacific Boston, MA  
Roberge, Joseph P. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 398th Bomb Group     Transcribed by Daniel Keefe
Roberts, Arthur W. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Oneida (APA-221) Pacific Utica  
Roberts, Julian L. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces        
Robichaud, Joseph A. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 45th Infantry Division
180th Infantry Regiment
Mediterranean Fitchburg, MA  
Robinson, Arthur Thomas Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 27th Infantry Division
105th Infantry Regiment
Pacific Ballston Spa, NY Wounded in action on Saipan
Transcribed by Angela Yang
Robinson, Chester G. Video
Audio
Male 1961 - 1964 US Navy USS Newport News (SSN-750)   Buffalo, NY  
Robinson, Nelson Video
Audio
  Vietnam War US Army 9th Logistical Command     Interviewed by Heather Carmody and Emily Johnson of the Rome Free Academy H.S. Rome, NY
Robson, John F. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Princeton (CVE-23) Pacific Camden, NY Interviewed by Rome Free Academy H.S., Rome, NY
Roby, Carl L. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Arkansas (BB-33) European Elmira, NY  
Rockowitz, Edward and Jean Transcription   World War 2 US Army Americal Division (23rd)
57th Engineer Combat Battalion
  New York, NY Essay written by their grandson Brian Rockowitz
There was no 59th Engineers in the Americal Division.
Rockwell, Kenneth Video
Audio
Transcription
Male World War 2 US Army 718th Railway Operating Battalion European   Interviewed by the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Transcribed by Mary Veronese
Rockwell, Kenneth Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 718th Railway Operating Batallion European   Extracted from a compilation of interviews by Assemblyman Marc Butler and the Fulton County Historical Society
Rodd, Gary Wayne Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Marine Corps 26th Marines   Amsterdam, NY  
Roden, Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army V Corps (5th) European Brooklyn, NY  
Rodriguez, Manuel Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Army Engineer Combat Battalion   New York, NY  
Roe, Arden Earl Video
Audio
Male Korean War - Vietnam War US Navy 2nd Amphibious Construction Battalion
40th Mobile Construction Battalion
  Round Lake  
Roge, Frederick W. Video
Audio
Essay
Male World War 2 US Marine Corps 4th Marine Division
25th Marines
Pacific New York, NY Essay is titled 'Emotions under Fire'
Rogers, Anthony 'Tony' Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 4th Armored Division European Hoosick Falls, NY 2003 interview by Philip Leonard of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Rogers, Anthony 'Tony' Video
Audio
Division History
Male World War 2 US Army 4th Armored Division European Hoosick Falls, NY 2004 Interview by the NYS Military Museum
Rogers, Donald S. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 34th Infantry Division
133rd Infantry Regiment
Mediterranean Buffalo, NY  
Rogers, Gertrude M. Video
Audio
Female World War 2 US Coast Guard SPARS American Castleton, NY  
Rogers, Richard Benson Video
Audio
Memoir
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 468th Bomb Group
792nd Bomb Squadron
Pacific Bay City, MI  
Rolf, Edward F. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces   AMerican    
Roller, Carl G. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Fitch (DD-462 / DMS-25) Pacific Buffalo, NY Interviewed by Rome Free Academy
Rollo, William Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 306th Bomb Group
369th Bomb Squadron
European Buffalo, NY  
Romberg, Robert E. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 305th Bomb Group
366th Bomb Squadron
  Bridgeport, CT  
Roods, George Arthur Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Marine Corps 16th Marine Aircraft Group
2nd Marine Observation Squadron
  Schenectady, NY  
Rooney, Kathlyn E. Video
Audio
Female 1972 - 1977 US Army SHAEF   Saratoga Springs, NY  
Rosa, Andrew F. Video
Audio
Male 1960 - 1962 US Army 724th Ordnance Battalion   Margaretville, NY  
Rosa, William Kennedy Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 35th Infantry Division
134th Infantry Regiment
European Atlantic City, NY 2004 Interview by Herkimer Fulton County Historical Society
Rosa, William Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 35th Infantry Division
134th Infantry Regiment
    Extracted from a compilation of interviews by Assemblyman Marc Butler and the Fulton County Historical Society
Rosa, William Kennedy Video
Audio
Memoir
Male World War 2 US Army 35th Infantry Division
134th Infantry Regiment
European Atlantic City, NY 2004 Interview NYS Military Museum
Rose, Raymond Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Air Force     Glens Falls, NY Intervieed by the Historical Society of Whitehall, NY
Rose, Roger C. Video
Audio
Male 1957 - 1965 US Marine Corps USS Olmstead (Ship: APA-188)
USS Lake Champlain (CV-39)
  Utica, NY Lebanon and Cuban Missle Crisis
Interviewed by Ralph Perry Junior High School
Rosen, Hymen 'Hy' Joseph Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 604th Engineer Camouflage Battalion European Albany, NY  
Rosenmann, Leon Video
Audio
Nordhausen Footage
Male World War 2 US Army 3rd Armored Division, 3rd
165th Signal Photo Company,
European   Nordhausen (Mittelbau-Dora) Concentration camp
Rosenberg, Irving Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 24th Hospital Train European Brooklyn  
Rosenfield, Todd Video
Audio
Male 1990 - Iraq War US Army 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion Iraq Framingham, MA Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Rosenthal, Harry Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Alcor (AD-34)
USS Bayfield (APA-33)
  Brooklyn, NY  
Rositano, Joseph 'A. 'Joe' Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces       Interviwed by Amanda Phelps of Ralph Perry Jr. High, New Hartford, NY
Rosner, Seth Video
Audio
Male 1956 - 1959 US Navy USS Intrepid (CV-11)   New Rochelle, NY  
Ross, Gerald Video
Audio
  World War 2 US Navy Dixie (Ship: AD-14) Pacific Whitehall, NY 2003 Interview by NYS Military Museum
Ross, Gerald Video
Audio
  World War 2 US Navy Dixie (Ship: AD-14) Pacific Whitehall, NY Interviewed with Anthony Leone by Hudson Falls H.S., Hudson Falls, NY
Ross, John Andrew Video
Audio
Male 1996 - Iraq War US Army
NY Army National Guard
105th Infantry Regiment
108th Regiment
  Troy, NY  
Rossi, Anthony F. Video
Audio
Memoir
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Princeton (CVL-23)   Albany, NY  
Rossman, Orval Arthur Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 4th Armored Division
24th Armored Engineer Battalion
European Wellsville, NY  
Roth (Rothstein), Jerome Henry Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 447th Bomb Group European Bronx, NY  
Roth, Seymour Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 398th Bomb Group
601st Bomb Squadron
European New York, NY  
Rothblatt, Edith Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Coast Guard SPARS American New York, NY  
Rothstein, Andrew Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 32nd Infantry Division
128th Infantry Regiment
Pacific Queens, NY  
Rousseau, Joseph A. Video
Audio
Transcription
Male 1948 - 1952 US Army     Hoosick Falls, NY Interviewed by the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Transcribed by David Huse
Rowell, Donald L. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy     Glens Falls, NY Interviewed by Hudson Falls H.S. Hudson Falls, NY
Rowland, Ila Taylor Video
Audio
Female World War 2 US Army. Women's Army Corps (WACs)   European   Interviewed by Philip Leonard of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Rowland, Kenneth H. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 802nd Field Artillery Battalion European   Interviewed by the Rome Free Academy H.S. Rome, NY
Rowlands, Ellis Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy SC-701 Pacific Pulpit, VT  
Rowley, Charles F. Video
Audio
Memoir
Male World War 2 US Navy Special Augmented Hospital No. 3 Pacific Amsterdam, NY  
Roznowski, Grace J. Video
Audio
Transcription
Female World War 2 US Navy   Pacific Syracuse, NY Interviewed by Ken and June Hunter
Transcribed by Lindsay Kiliszewski and Maggie Oldendorf
Rucigay, John Charles Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces 464th Bomb Group
778th Bomb Squadron
European Ridgewood, NY  
Ruckdeschel, Donald Transcription Male World War 2 US Navy USS Fargo (CL-106) Mediterranean Newburgh, NY Transcription only.
Interviewed by Michele Starkey for The Sentinel (Orange County, NY)
Rucynski, John Video
Audio
Male Vietnam War US Marine Corps 3rd Marine Division   Oswego, NY Interviewed by Patty Ritchie's Office, NY State Senator
Rudd, Gary William Video
Audio
Transcription
Male Vietnam War US Marine Corps 26th Marines   Amsterdam, NY Radio operator
Transcribed by Oliver Groom
Ruggiero, Joseph Video
Audio
  Korean War US Navy       Interviewed by Philip Leonard of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Russell, Theodore (Ted) Video
Audio
  World War 2 US Army 29th Infantry Division
487th Engineer Battalion
    Herkimer Fulton County Historical Society
Russell, Theodore (Ted) Video
Audio
  World War 2 US Army 29th Infantry Division
487th Engineer Battalion
    Extracted from a compilation of interviews by Assemblyman Marc Butler and the Herkimer County Community College
Ruthman, Robert Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army 69th Infantry Division
272nd Infantry Regiment
American Chicago, IL  
Ryan, Jack Video
Audio
Male Korean War US Navy Seaplane Tender   Hoosick Falls, NY Interviewed by Philip Leonard of the Hoosick Falls Historical Society
Ryan, Joseph J., Sr. Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Army Air Forces USS Antares (AK-258)
USS Denver (CL-58)
Pacfic Pittsford, NY  
Ryan, Thomas Paul Video
Audio
Male World War 2 US Navy USS Lindsey (DD-771/DM-32/MMD-32) Pacific Troy, NY