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The American Veterans Center offers this powerful collection of videos featuring the stories of veterans who served during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Iraq War. These videos include interviews with veterans along with recorded readings of veterans' stories by actors including Leslie Odom and Jon Voight. In one video, created in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Bulge, Lt. Col. James "Maggie" Megellas recalls his combat experiences. His narrative is accompanied by photographs and video clips. In another video, Fernando Rodriguez-Borges describes his service in the "Borinqueneers," a mostly Puerto Rican regiment, during the Korean War. Another video features Sgt. Ivor Griffin, who registered for the Marines at age 17 and served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Griffin was one of the first African-American individuals to serve in the Marines. While these videos will appeal broadly, they may also be of special interest to social studies instructors.
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Date of Scout Publication 2017-10-06
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