Voices of War
Voices of War was a monthly series featuring veterans and their experiences that ran from November 2007 through November 2008.
Mon., Nov. 11, 2013
Taste of adventure
Dorothy Tarleton didn’t know she was on the same Pacific island as the atomic bombs that would soon devastate Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As a U.S. Army nurse, 1st Lt. Dorothy …
Mon., June 21, 2010, 10:09 a.m.
Vet featured in S-R series dies
John Wills, a World War II veteran who was featured in The Spokesman-Review’s Voices of War series in 2008, has died.
Sun., Nov. 9, 2008
A call to action
When The Spokesman-Review began its “Voices of War” series last fall, editors and reporters expected to be able to find enough compelling stories to publish one a month for a …
Sun., Nov. 2, 2008
In Patton’s path
Very few World War II veterans alive today can say they followed Gen. George Patton onto the beaches of Normandy before joining his soldiers for the fierce fight against Nazis …
Sun., Oct. 5, 2008
‘All in a day’s work’
When Art Anderson landed on the tropical island of Peleliu in the spring of 1944, it was quite a contrast to the harsh landscape around Minot, N.D., where he grew …
Sun., Aug. 31, 2008
‘God had a plan for me’
Ernie Peluso has survived much in his 83 years of life – serious falls, car accidents, hunting accidents and a kamikaze attack that sunk his aircraft carrier during World War …
Sun., July 27, 2008
‘You’re like brothers’
Not a day goes by that Dane Broadfoot doesn’t think about his time in World War II and the roughly 600 days of combat he experienced with the 1st Armored …
Sun., June 29, 2008
Harrowing, grimy, hard to forget
It’s been more than a half-century, but Kirby Billington remembers the sound of his ship, the USS Saunter, scraping over the top of a mine in Manila Bay. Finding mines …
Sun., May 25, 2008
Voices of War: Doing his duty
David Sullivan spent parts of World War II aboard aircraft carriers in the North Atlantic and South Pacific, but it’s the odd turns of fate and unusual situations that the …
Sun., March 23, 2008
War offered adventure to young nurse
Dorothy Tarleton didn’t know she was on the same Pacific island as the atomic bombs that would soon devastate Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ending World War II. As a U.S. Army …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2008, 12:01 p.m.
For love of flying
Retired Lt. Col. Bryant Smick is often reminded of the time he spent flying B-24 bombers over Europe during World War II and of the time he spent as a …
Sun., Jan. 13, 2008
Voices of war: Crucial connection
Few U.S. military operations were as fundamental to the outcome of World War II – and at the same time as little-known – as those conducted by the Persian Gulf …
Fri., Dec. 7, 2007
Eyewitness to a day of infamy
There was a moment 66 years ago – surrounded by smoke on the burning deck of the USS West Virginia, while explosions rocked the ship from below – when Denis …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2007
Ninety-year-old Frank R. Mace, of Cheney, was a prisoner of war in Japan and an accidental atomic veteran – one of the few Americans briefly exposed to the deadly atomic …
Cursing at Gen. Mark Clark
WWII veteran Dane Broadfoot talks about cursing at Gen. Mark Clark.
Seeing Mussolini hanging in a square
WWII veteran Dane Broadfoot describes seeing Mussolini hanging in a square.
Talking about war experiences
WWII veteran Dane Broadfoot describes his waning reluctance to talk about the war.
Trading liquor for rides to the beach
WWII nurse Dorothy Tarleton describes how she and her fellow nurses would bribe troops to get a lift.
Invitations to dine on naval ships
WWII nurse Dorothy Tarleton talks about the appeal of dining on Navy ships.
Dining with a Japanese family
WW nurse Dorothy Tarleton talks about the unappetizing dumplings she was served at a Japanese family’s home.
Getting frustrated with wounded troops
WWII nurse Dorothy Tarleton talks about getting angry at a tent-full of troops.
Not a hero
WWII veteran Bryant Smick talks about the fear that came with flying.
Life-and-death moments in the air
WWII veteran Bryant Smick talks about what goes through his head during life-and-death moments.
Worrying about friends in wartime
WWII veteran Bryant Smick talks about the difficulty of making and keeping friends at war.
Liberation from prison camp
WWII veteran Bryant Smick talks about being liberated from prison camp.