Saratoga Springs Public Library has partnered with the New York State Military Museum to make selections of
the Veteran Oral History Program available online.
Established by the Governor on Veterans' Day, 2000, the New York State Veteran Oral History Program involves
professional military historians preserving the story of New York's Veterans - in their own words - now and
for all generations to come.
The program is concentrating on the state's sizable World War II Veteran community; however, the NYS
Military Museum is also collecting the experiences of veterans of all periods and services. To learn more about
- or to participate in this program, visit the NYS Military Museum's
Veteran Oral History Program page.
Each interview conducted enters an individual veteran's experiences into the permanent public memory of the
state and nation, and builds a collection of irreplaceable value that scholars, students, and family members
will wish to use for years without end.
Metalsmith Second Class Eugene J. Corsale Served during Korean War Active: 1950-1954 Interview Date: April 5, 2005 Korean War veteran who served in the U.S. Navy from October 1950 to August 1954 aboard the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin as a metalsmith 2nd class.
Lt. Colonel Clarence W. Dart Served during WWII Active: 1942-1947 Interview Date: February 13, 2001 World War II veteran who served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in Italy from 1943 to 1945 as a fighter pilot. Lt. Col. Dart was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen and received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.
Corporal Charles Hunt Served during Vietnam Active: 1964-1967 Interview Date: February 1, 2006 Vietnam Veteran who served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967. His unit was the 504th MPs. His Charlie Company platoon was attached to the 9th Cavalry.
First Lieutenant Ellsworth Jones Served during WWII Active: 1942-1945 Interview Date: May 14, 2004 World War II Veteran who served with the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. He was a First Lieutenant in the 101st Airborne Division ("The Screaming Eagles") and participated in D-Day operations. He received the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
Master Sergeant Michelle Lindsay Served during Iraq War Active: 1990-1998, 1999- Interview Date: March 8, 2007 Iraqi War Veteran. Sergeant First Class Lindsay served in the active army from 1990 to 1998 and the New York State National Guard from 1999 to the present and currently holds the rank of Master Sergeant. She served with the 42nd Infantry Division in Iraq.
First Sergeant Kevin Patrick Lyons Served during Iraq War Active: 1981- Interview Date: June 22, 2004 Iraqi War Veteran. First Sergeant Lyons entered the U.S.Army in 1981 and served in Korea and in Albania during the Kosovo War. He participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2004.