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Vincent Purple "Bill"

U.S. Air Force 1942–1951

Vincent J. “Bill” Purple grew up in Athol, in north central Massachusetts. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, and would learn how to fly... more >>


Rolfe H. Smith

U.S. Air Force 1939–1945

Interview discussing Mr. Smith's Army Air Force service as an airplane mechanic and bus driver in Dakar (French West Africa), Algiers (Morocco) ... more >>


Mary Ellen Crawford Ames

Red Cross 1941–1945

After graduating from Wellesley College in 1940, Mary Ellen Crawford Ames, like many of her classmates, wanted to follow their college president... more >>


Matthew F. Rovner

U.S. Navy 1961–1975

Discusses Mr. Rovner's Navy service with the Mobile River Force in Vung Tao, My Tho, Dong Tam, Vietnam, during the Vietnam War as well as his se... more >>


James C. Foley

U.S. Marine Corps 1966–1968

Jim Foley joined the Marine Corps in early 1966 because he wanted adventure. He was sent to Vietnam, where he served with the 3rd Marine Divisio... more >>


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