Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 35

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 35

Florent Plana | World War II Veterans Memories  On Episode 35 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we talk with French historian Florent Plana as he travels the US recording the stories of WWII veterans.       After finishing graduate school, French historian Florent Plana knew he wanted to do something different for awhile—something personally meaningful, of value and use. Unlike many of his […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 20

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 20

We Were Human Beings | Robert Rose   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, WWII veteran Robert Rose of Rochester, Pennsylvania shares a story about the cold during the Battle of the Bulge.     During WWII, Robert J. Rose of New Brighton, Pa served as a cannoneer with Battery “A” of the 574th AAA […]

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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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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 34

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 34

Tom Davidson & Gwen Titley | Veterans of Beaver Valley On episode 34 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with Tom Davidson and Gwen Titley, part of the creative team producing the Veterans of Beaver Valley oral history series of The Beaver County Times.     When the travelling replica of the Vietnam War memorial came to Beaver, Pennsylvania in […]

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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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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 30

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 30

Alex Mena & Fiona Hall | Crew 713: The Men Who Flew The Irishman’s Shanty On episode 30 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with documentary filmmakers Alex Mena and Fiona Hall, producers of Crew 713: The Men Who Flew “The Irishman’s Shanty.”     In May 1944, The Irishman’s Shanty was hit hard by the Luftwaffe while on a vital mission […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 13

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 13

I Have the Original Story | Jack Rominger   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, we hear a Japanese story.  Jack Rominger shares a story originally told on June 19, 2011 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in O’Hara Township, Pennsylvania.  This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas.   […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 12

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 12

It’s Not Worth Killing a Guy | George Tita   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, George Tita shares a story originally told on June 26, 2013 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas.     George Tita of […]

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