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18 Unique Stations from Border to Border

Veterans' Voices | Minnesota in World War I

Untold Stories | Memories and Stories of Minnesota Veterans from many era’s of service

Veterans' Voices: Leech Lake | Memories and stories of military veterans from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

The Secret War | Featuring the some of the stories of Minnesota Hmong Veterans in the Secret War of Laos

Minnesota in the Vietnam War | Stories of Minnesotans in the Vietnam War

Minnesota in World War I | Stories of Minnesotans in World War I

Minnesota in World War II | Stories of Minnesotans in World War II

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

Roger Sayles

A Leg to Stand On

1921 – Adelbert Gruman had been a radioman in World War I. Now, in the post-war years, he worked at Minneapolis’ Winkley Artificial Limb Co., part of a booming business providing prosthetics to war vets. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

An Army of Occupation

November 24, 1918 – The war was over and Private George “Judge” Knott and the other men in the 90th Division strapped on their packs and marched east. They were among the American forces that would occupy a defeated Germany. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

Paris Digest

Fall 1918 – Dewitt Wallace used his time recuperating from shrapnel wounds at a Paris military hospital copying articles by hand and condensing them. In 1922, Wallace’s work would pay off with the publication of his periodical Reader’s Digest. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

Guest of the Germans

March 28, 1918 – Lieutenant Bernard Gallagher, a recent med school grad from Waseca, Minnesota, had 20 wounded men in his care. He stayed put when the infantry troops retreated. He would spend the rest of the war in a German POW camp. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

Heavy Tank Man

October 8, 1918 – Charles Beaupre, 29, father and husband from the White Earth Reservation, ducked into his British-made Marv V tank. The 301st Heavy Tank Battalion men were new to battle but ready to prove themselves. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

Death of the Ambulance Drivers

October 8, 1918 – Glenn Donaldson and Warren Gammel rattled down a bomb-cratered road in France with artillery popping all around. They were drivers with Hamline University’s ambulance corps. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

A Soldier of the Lost Battalion

October 2, 1918 – George Mauritz Benthagen tracked through the autumn trees in France’s Argonne Forest rifles at the ready. He and the other members of his unit would be called the Lost Battalion, after being surrounded and picked off by the Germans for five days. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

Three Days at Saint-Mihiel

On September 12, 1918, 5 a.m., Antoine J. Deperry, a lumberman living in Cloquet, Minnesota, and a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin, went over the top. He and his unit were part of the first US-led assault in the war at Saint-Mihiel. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

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