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18 Unique Stations from Border to Border

Veterans' Voices | Minnesota in World War II

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 Musician in the Trenches

August 23, 1918 – Sergeant Earl Cason was a member of the 366th Infantry Regiment’s regimental band. But today his unit was filling front-line trenches in Saint-Die-des-Vosges. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

Captain Wigington and the Sixteenth

April 11 1918 – Clarence Wesley Wigington was senior architectural designer for the city of St. Paul. But today he was signing up volunteers for the Minnesota Home Guard’s Sixteenth Battalion, the first segregated unit in Minnesota military history. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

Red Cross Hospital in Paris

April 9 1918 – Alice O’Brien, 26, from St. Paul, arrived in Paris to work on cars but ended up in a Red Cross hospital with absolutely no nursing training tending to wounded soldiers. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

Capital of Chemical Warfare

February 1918 – John Bernard McGillis, White Earth member, left his job at the Indian Agency. He wasn’t going to France but to Washington, D. C., and the Chemical Warfare Service. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

A Railroad in Revolution

December 14, 1917 – Peter W. Copeland, a railroad engineer and superintendent from St. Paul, and the other men who volunteered for the Russia Railway Service Corps arrived in Vladivostok, Russia. They were here to get the Trans-Siberian Railroad, in chaos after two Russian revolutions, moving again. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

The Balloonatic

June 5, 1917 – Joseph Shabb, 22, a member of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, stood in line on the day America instituted the first draft since the Civil War. He’d ship overseas with an infantry unit but end up a “balloonatic” with the 13th Balloon Company. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

F. Scott Fitzgerald at War

April 6, 1917 – F. Scott Fitzgerald was failing his classes at Princeton University. But now with the country at war, the university offered to give him credit for his classes if he volunteered for the army. What he really wanted was to be a novelist. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

The Legionnaire

August 1914, as soon at John Bowe, father of four and mayor of Canby, Minnesota, heard that Germany had invaded neutral Luxemburg and Belgium, he knew what he had to do. He signed up with the French Foreign Legion to fight—three years before America entered the war. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

The Opera Singer and the U-Boat

May 7, 1915, Millie Baker, 27, an opera singer from Duluth, was aboard the HMS Lusitania en route to England. She had plans to resume singing studies in Paris. But a German U-boat was on the prowl. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

Mary McFadden: Pro-German All the Time

August 1915, Twin Cities and Duluth journalist was sailing to Germany to report on the war. She was asked how she planned on getting into Germany with an English-sounding name like hers. Easy. She was “pro-German all the time,” she said. Here’s Britt Aamodt.

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