Category: Argot: Audio Short Stories Podcast

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Guys on the Hill | Bernie Pular   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Korean War veteran Bernie Pular shares a story about receiving the Silver Star medal, as originally told in March 2014 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Tionesta, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Almost Routine | Larry Googins   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Larry Googins 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. […]

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