Veteran Voices Interview: In My Own Words (Tony Sercel)

DESCRIPTION: “During WWII, Tony Sercel of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania served with the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division in Europe. This interview is a production of The Social Voice Project’s Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative, in partnership with the nonprofit Veterans Breakfast Club and Carnegie Free Library, Beaver Falls. It was recorded June 19, 2013 at …

Patriotic Duty

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 …

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, …

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 20

We Were Human Beings | Robert Rose On this episode of <em>Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection</em>, 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 …

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 …

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 17

Fran Rifugiato: Lucky Man <img width=”785″ height=”785″ src=”https://thesocialvoiceproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Untitled.jpg” alt=”” loading=”lazy” sizes=”100vw” /> On this episode of <em>Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection</em>, 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 …

Argot: Audio Short Story Collection – Episode 16

Guy Prestia: Keep It Clean  <img width=”776″ height=”776″ src=”https://thesocialvoiceproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/audio-short-story-cover-art_guy-prestia.jpg” alt=”” loading=”lazy” sizes=”100vw” /> On this episode of <em>Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection</em>, 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 …

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 …