Argot: Audio Short Story Collection (Ep27): That’s Loss

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection (Ep27): That’s Loss

That’s Loss WWII Voices from Lighthouse Pointe On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, we hear the voices of six WWII veterans from Lighthouse Pointe independent living community in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania–all of whom are no longer with us to share their stories and experiences.     This sample from the oral history collection of WWII stories […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection (Ep26): Vittorio Zippi

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection (Ep26): Vittorio Zippi

Vittorio Zippi Shoot My Cousins On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, WWII veteran Vittorio Zippi of Jeannette, Pennsylvania grew up in the mostly Italian community of Crabtree and was among the first to be drafted into the army during WWII.  “Would you shoot the Italians?” asked his officers.  “Hell yes if they were shooting at […]

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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 25

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 25

CBI Mules | Al Armandariz     On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative Collection, Pittsburgh WWII veteran Al Armandariz recalls the humane treatment given to army mules used in the China-Burma-India Theater.     Since he was a kid, Al Armendariz had always been fascinated by medicine.  He joined the army after the attacks on Pearl […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 24

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 24

Silent Night | A Christmas Vigil   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative Collection, we visit with members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 862 as they hold their annual overnight Christmas Vigil in remembrance of those from Beaver County killed during the Vietnam War.   For 24 hours, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 862 holds […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 23

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 23

We’ll Say You a Prayer | Charlie Frank   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative Collection, WWII veteran Charlie Frank of Rochester, Pennsylvania shares a story about witnessing the fatal wounding of his assistant squad leader.   Charlie Frank, Sr. of Rochester, Pennsylvania was drafted in late 1942, picking up the 94th Infantry in Kansas for a […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 22

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 22

When Your Time Comes | Charles E. Kelley   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, WWII veteran Charles E. Kelley of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania shares a story about flying A-20 Havoc attack bombers over France. After high school, Chuck Kelley spent two years at Duquesne University but enlisted in the Army in the fall of 1942.  […]

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Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 21

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 21

Infiltration | Robert Gale   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, WWII veteran Bob Gale of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania shares a story about a dangerous and unnerving counter-intelligence mission testing flight-line security on an Allied airbase in England. After graduating from Dartmouth College in May 1942, Bob Gale applied to become a Navy cryptographer. He failed […]

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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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