Veterans' Voices: Rochester | Veterans’ Voices is a radio series exploring the knowledge, experience and leadership of Rochester service members. Veterans’ Voices is a radio series exploring the knowledge, experience and leadership of Rochester service members. Hosted by Britt Aamodt Veteran’ Voices is produced by KRPR and Ampers.
Korea | Memories and stories from Minnesota’s Korean War Veterans
Veterans' Voices Korea Podcast | Extended podcast versions of interviews with some of the Minnesota Veterans of the Korean War featured in our radio series Veteran’s Voices Korea. Made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
World War II | first-hand accounts of what it was like to serve in WWII
Native Warriors | Native American veterans explain why protecting our land and resources is an important part of Native culture and traditions
Vietnam | Stories and memories of Minnesota’s Vietnam veterans
Veterans' Voices Vietnam Podcast | Extended podcast versions of Kevyn Burger’s interviews with some of the Minnesota Vietnam Veterans featured in our radio series
March 23, 1962: Major General Joseph Preston didn’t normally take a back seat to anyone at Vandenberg Air Force Base. He commanded the base, after all. But today, the president of the United States was visiting, here to watch a very special missile launch. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
1960: It had been 16 years since WWII pilot Fred Hargesheimer had to jump from his plane into the jungles of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. But now he was back to thank the Nakanai people who, for eight months, nursed him back to health and hid him from the Japanese. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
March 5, 1945: Corporal Newman Tuttle was chewing the fat with reporters in Salt Lake City. Rather than gearing up to storm Germany with his unit the 101st Airborne, he was touring stateside cities, trying to win the war by getting Americans to buy war bonds and support the troops still in the thick of it. Here’s Britt Aamodt.
Late fall 1943: The Army didn’t send Lt Gerald Heaney and the 2nd Ranger Battalion to train in the British resort town Bude for its cobblestone streets and charming houses. It was for the cliffs and seaside that were very similar to a certain beach in Normandy that would figure in the Rangers’ future. Here’s Britt Aamodt.