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hello, I am a student and I have a project where I have to interview a World War 2 veteran, and Vietnam veteran, and a Desert Storm vet. First I want to start with the World War 2 Interview, any veteran can answer

Hello, Im doing a US History project for school and I need to interview a vet from WWII. Here are the question, and in your answer please label each one like 1, 2, 3 according to the right numbered question

1. In which branch of the armed forces did you serve?

2. Where were you stationed during World War 2

3. What were your duties?

4. How was the moral in your units?

5. How was the food? Give a typical menu

6. How were your quarters?

7. Were any aspects of your war experience boring?

8. What did soldiers in your unit do for entertainment?

9. What part of the war do you remember as being the worst time for America? The best time?

10. When were you most afraid during the war?

11. When did u start feeling that the war effort was going our way?

12. What at the time did you think about:

Franklin Roosevelt




The Japanese

The Germans

The Italians

The interment of the Japanese Americans

The dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

13. Have any of these opinions changed over the past years? If so, in what way?

14. Where were you or what were you doing when you heard about

The japanese attack on Pearl Harbor




The death of Franklin Roosevelt

15. When you came home from the war did you have trouble finding a job?

16. Do you remember any other problems returning soldiers faced?

17. Do you still see any of them men in your former unit?

18. How did you feel about the war iN :



Desert Storm(1991)

and the current war in Iraq

19. If you had any advice for the soldiers now stationed in the middle east, what would you tell them

Thank you

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Good Luck with your project but this is really not the proper forum for what you are looking for. Any Member that wants to respond please do it privately.

Just a suggestion but you could probably learn a lot by interviewing Veterans at your local VA. They also probably would enjoy your company.

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Sounds great but like Pete said this is up to individuals here to respond-to you-and we have gotten qwuestions like this before-

as a student myself I asked some questions here of the vets-over the past few years-

you could ask also at some of the other vets sites too-

but I have another suggestion- if you live near a VAMC, there are vets there who would love to answer questions like this-

it would involve contacting the VAMC director first to make sure you have permission to do this-

or you might be able to even attend a AL or DAV post meeting-not sure about that- because some of them have meeting rooms attached to bars -dont know your age-

But still these DAV VFW or AL posts might be able to help-

even if you asked at a fund raiser-

we are having an American Legion St Patricks Dinner tonight-

The meeting rooms are often separate from the bar area anyhow so that might not even be a problem and I have seen many young people at this type of function-

and boy is the food good.

You might perhaps be able to tie in with either an AL,VFW or DAV auxilliary member or a Veteran who is a post member and they could even put on their next fund raiser flyer that a student will want to interview any vet who wishes to be interviewed at the fund raiser with questions about their service.

Also a local library has one night a year in which Vietnam vets tell their story-

it is compelling to hear-

the local library where you live might sponsor a night like this-for any vets , any war, and of course even none wartime vets who certainly all have experiences worth sharing.

Being a recent student I must add that this is quite a project you have been given.

If I had a project like that it would have taken me the whole semester to do it-

as a civilian myself- if I were asked these questions:

based on the time I have spent with veterans,and how they might answer you- my answer would be a whole book.#18 and #19 below

Good Luck in this project.

Have you started with family members and neighbors?

I live in farmland-more cows than people but there is a veteran or active service member in every single family in my immediate environment here in dairy land rural hills of NY.

18. How did you feel about the war iN :



Desert Storm(1991)

and the current war in Iraq

19. If you had any advice for the soldiers now stationed in the middle east, what would you tell them

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