Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 19

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 19

My Dad | Alex Sopka   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, WWII veteran Alex Sopka of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania shares a story about his Russian immigrant father, who was wounded by poison gas during WWI.     Alex Sopka grew up on the rough streets of Pittsburgh’s Northside, the son of Russian immigrants.  His father’s […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 18

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 18

I’m Much Different Today | Lewis Cooke   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Vietnam veteran Lewis Cooke of Tionesta, Pennsylvania shares a story about his buddy Arnold Benson and the inadvertent keepsake Arnie left behind.     Lewis Cooke of Tionesta, Pennsylvania grew up in Rhode Island.  As a young man he was a merchant […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 17

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 17

Lucky Man | Fran Rifugiato   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, WWII veteran Francis Rifugiato of Pittsburgh shares a story about the death of his army buddy Charlie and his own fortunate life, as originally told in May 2012 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This audio short story […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 16

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 16

Keep It Clean | Guy Prestia   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, WWII veteran Guy Prestia of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania shares a story about a young man who was unprepared for battle, as originally told in January 19, 2015 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  This audio short […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 15

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 15

It Made Us Awful Angry | Tony Sercel   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, WWII veteran Tony Sercel shares a story about serving in Europe with the Army’s 82 Airborne Division, as originally told in June 2013 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  This audio short story is engineered […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 07

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 07

Firepower | Anthony Marcione   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Anthony Marcione shares a story originally told on June 17, 2014 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Rochester, Pennsylvania.  This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas.     Anthony “Dino” Marcione of Monaca, Pennsylvania was drafted […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 04

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 04

No Such Thing | Rick Witherell   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Rick Witherell shares a story about his deployment to Iraq, chemical warfare, and the lasting effects of Gulf War Syndrome.   Rick Witherell of Tionesta, Pennsylvania served in the Army at the end of the Cold War, but when his reserve unit was […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 02

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 02

Camp Pennsylvania | Josh Galiyas   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Josh Galiyas shares a story originally told on September 14, 2015 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas.   Josh Galiyas of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania served in the 101st […]

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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 22

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 22

Todd DePastino | Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front     Todd DePastino says that famed cartoonist, Bill Mauldin, was “a self-described ‘desert rat’ who rocketed to fame at the age of twenty-two, capturing the world of the American combat soldier during WWII.  His cartoon, Willie and Joe, appeared in Stars and Stripes and hundreds of newspapers back home, bearing grim witness to life in the […]

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