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Herbert Earl Hackett: World War II and Korean War, 1943-1946; 1951-1952

“At a German cemetery, we found the graves of six American prisoners of war who had died during a...

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If you are an American war veteran, a civilian who was actively involved in supporting war efforts or someone who is interested in preserving history, you can make a historic contribution by being a part of the Veterans History Project (VHP).

The Veterans History Project was established in 2000 by the United States Congress. The purpose of VHP is to collect and preserve first-hand accounts of those involved in American war efforts.  These American war stories are collected in written, audio and video interviews as well as historical photos from the veterans’ periods of service. They are then archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. By sharing military service experiences, current and future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Tempe Connections is the administrator for the Veterans History Project locally in the East Valley. The local VHP program is being supported by grants from the Piper Trust and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.