George Aguilar | Last Warm Springs Veteran | Korean War

George Aguilar (92) is the last living veteran of the Korean War from Warm Springs Tribal Reservation in Central Oregon. In this episode he shares a proud heritage of Native Americans serving in the Armed Forces as well a fresh perspective on cultural identity in the light of historical tradition.

Steve Bergseng | 101st Airborne, Vietnam


Determined to make a career in the Army, Steve Bergseng volunteered for Vietnam in the 101st Airborne Combat Engineers. But after some close calls and terrifying moments he quickly learned Vietnam would be the death of him. Recovering downed helicopters, mine sweeping, and body recoveries were only a few of […]

Paul Lesher Army WWII


From the small farm lands of the Great Depression and the dust bowl, Paul Lesher was enraged by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and found himself on the frontlines of World War II in Europe. He enlisted in the Army and fought some of the biggest battles in Europe, […]

Les Davis US Army Korea


Born and raised in the Great Depression, Les Davis endured hard times. Growing up throughout World War II his view of war, and the world, was limited until he enlisted and deployed to Korea. His first combat experience at Anui resulted in a massacre of US Army troops when ambushed […]