NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey
Oral History Archives  

Veterans History ProjectThe National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey is the home of the Center for U.S. War Veterans’ Oral History Project. It is the Center’s mission to collect and preserve the memories of veterans through recorded oral history interviews.

The interviews are recorded on DVD formats and housed at the museum’s Sea Girt location, where they are accessible to researchers and scholars. As part of its program of providing historical information to the public, the museum is posting summaries of interviews on this website.

To date, the Center’s collection contains over 500 interviews of veterans of all branches of service from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and other American military campaigns.

The Center for U. S. War Veterans’ Oral History Program is an official partner of the Library of Congress Veterans’ History Project in Washington, DC. A record of each interview is filed with that organization. Each interviewed veteran receives a copy of his or her recording in DVD format for personal use.

For further information on access to this collection, or to participate in the program, please visit or contact Carol Fowler at the museum in Sea Girt at 732-974-5966.


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Those interested in the complete veteran story told may reach out to Carol Fowler at 732-974-5966 or write carol.fowler@dmava.nj.gov.


World War II Korean War Vietnam War

William R. Allen

Stephen M. Andel

Margaret Askew

Irving Bauman

Henry Bednarski

Ellis Norman Beesley

Peter Book

Mitchell A. Bradshaw

Neil C. Briody

Donald W. Brooman

Thomas I. Burrows

Robert A. Busick

Thomas F. Cain

Lachlan Cameron

John Carroll

Joe Casino

Helene F. Wiggs Cattani

Bertram O. Christensen

Gerald M. Ciampoli

Alfred J. Cristina

Alex DiSanto

Richard Eisenman

Augustus Epple

Giuseppe “Joe” Falca

Dix R. Fetzer

Donald Fitz Maurice

Herman Frank

Leo Fraser

Dominick Galione

John J. Geiger

Arthur F. Gentile View Video

William A. Gill

William G. Girrbach

Frank Greco

Harry Greenwood

Barbara Gunderson

Warren Handley

John L. Harris

Brendan A. Heslin

Andrew Himey

Edmund Hmieleski, Jr

Howard Hoagland

Warren R. Kahler

James A. Kane

John Kane

Samuel D. Kaye

Paul Kenworthy

John Knox

Felix Kohn

William D. Laird

Bernard P. Lauber

Robert C. Lutz

Edward G. Madden Jr.

Margaret Jennings-Manzi

Jerome J. McCabe View Video

Anthony Melchiondo

Spencer C. Moore

Fred Morelli

Mary Newman View Video

Arthur A. Otchy Sr.

Matthew Parks

Steve Perri

Martin D. Potash

Arthur Wyman Potts

Walter N. Pruiksma

George Pushkal

Gloria Randon

Richard Ritchings

Ritamarie G. Rondum

Bernard Rothenberg

Ruth M. Loeffler Schill

Harold Seidler

William Seidler

Charles Shenloogian

Martin S. Siegel

John Smith

Irvin Solomon

Paul Stern

June B. Stone

Harold S. Thomson

Thomas S. Torresson, Jr

Stanley J. Truax

Lois Trudel

James J. Tully

Alfred J. Vaccacio

James J. Walker

Roy H. Walker

Paul Weissman

John J. Zilinski


Thomas H. Branch II

Angelo Cinquegrana

Randall Cofski

Dr. Richard Connors

Alfred Ditchkus

Henry Hansen

Carl J. Hoffman

Albert Hujdich

John Koenig

Thomas Martin

Mary Newman  View Video

Michael A. Pignatello

George Waple

Kenneth E. Williamson


Cold War

Kenneth G. Connors

Thomas J. Gorman

Ray Kuczmarkski

Victor Mennella

Stephen Porada

Donald Sherman

Michael Turinchak


Joseph G. Bilby

Robert Callahan

Frank R. Carlini

Arthur P. Chesley

Michael J. Coale

David Fiedler

Robert Frake

Michael George

Joseph A. Kenny

Gregory Kucharewski

Charles J. Lonsdale

Michael Massoni

Clark McCullough

James Merriman

John J. O'Connell

Michael Quilty

Gary E. Rieth

Robert J. Roswell

Leonard Salvo

Walter Stinner

James P. Wollner


Multiple Wars/Conflicts

Harry Martinez

Mark Otto

Robert H. Yancey Sr.

Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Robert Cuccurullo

Christopher Randazzo

Operation Enduring Freedom

Walter Alvarado

Dean Baratta

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Pratik Mavani

Michael McQueeney

Brandon Traister

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