Tag: Europe

Fritz Ottenheimer Patriotic Duty      Fritz Ottenheimer was born in Kontanz, Germany. He was able to escape Germany along with his family and come to the United States before the darkest days of the Holocaust. Speaking of the atrocities that the world–and especially Jews–suffered at the hands of Nazi Germany during World War […]

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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, […]

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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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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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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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Cries | Jaqueline Winowich   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Jaqueline Winowich shares a story originally told on November 23, 2012 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas. […]

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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 […]

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