Veterans History Project

Starting in June 2010, Don Moore began interviewing veterans for the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. It’s the largest collection of veterans’ stories in the world.

His stories will not only appear in the Sun newspaper distributed in Charlotte, DeSoto and Sarasota counties on Florida’s West Coast, on the Don Moore’s War Tales website, but now these stories will be kept forever in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.

Veterans History Project stories are accessible to thousands who visit the Library of Congress each year. Many collections make their way into public programs and high school and college curriculum. They help form an unparalled resource for historians and scholars around the world.

The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000 as part of the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center. Its mission, according to government literature, is “…to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of American wartime veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.”

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  1. Don,

    The letter from VHP is wonderful. I’m honored to be a small part of this project.



  2. My Dad , was on New Caladonia when they brought the survivors onto the island and they brought a couple of Chiefs to their hut for a couple of days..One of them gave him two dollars that had been in the water..soaked in oil…It was payday and money was floatting all over..
    My Dad had been on the US Mississippi for 18 years (1923-) got out and was in Long Beach, Ca. as a Recruiter, when the War broke out, he was very busy and then they called him back in and put him in quartermaster and sent him to the Pacific Islands…..Georgia, New Caledonia, Tulagi and Green Island…I still have one of the dollars … He wrote on the bill,”Islands of the South Pacific 1943. From USS Helena 1943 sinking..Sunk by the Japanese in the “Gap”. This was payday, discolored from oil from the sinking from this cruiser. W. G. Zuber CBM

  3. In reference to your story regarding James R. Broom and his escapades in the Republic of South Viet-Nam during 1967-1968. Although it was an interesting article, some of the information published was incorrect. He was actually with the 815th Engineer Batallion (not co.) Also you listed his Branch of Service as U.S. Air Force, when it was actually the U.S. Army! I also served with the 815th Engineer Batallion from June 1967, to June 1968, and at the time, Jim was my best friend.

    • Frank,
      Both mistakes in Jim Bloom’s story are mine. I’m not quite sure how I made them, but obviously I did. Sorry about that.
      Don Moore
      Sun Newspapers

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  5. Where can I get a copy of WAR TALES II? The stories of these men are the real story of the wars they fought.

  6. Please send a check or money order for $25.00 + $2 for shipping made out to Don Moore, 735 Harmony Lane, Englewood, FL 34223. If you wish to have it autographed, include the name in your letter. It would ship out the next business day.
    Thank you for your interest in War Tales.

  7. Looking for anyone who knew Chief Radioman Gerald Edgar
    Bekke aboard the sub “Seawolf” lost in Tokyo Bay due to friendly
    fire at end of WWII. I am only surviving sister and I want him to be remembered.

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