Only you can tell your story and share it with future generations through the
George C. Marshall Foundations World War II - Korean War Memories Project
The George C. Marshall Foundation has launched a new Memories Project to collect
and preserve personal World War II and Korean War experiences from veterans and
civilians who lived during those years, to include stories, letters, diaries,
anecdotes, original writing such as songs and poetry, photographs, and
artifacts. These war-time memories will be indexed and made available to
families, visitors, scholars, and researchers through the Marshall Foundation
Library/Archives and Research Center.
Albert J. Beveridge, III stated: "We believe that the memories of those who
served in World War II and the Korean War, in all of the services - Army, Air
Corps, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard - as well as those who
were part of the arsenal of democracy on the homefront, are worth sharing and
saving. The war-time experiences of a generation that speaks to us of duty and
honor, sacrifice and accomplishment, should be preserved and cherished as
reminders of all that Americans today owe to these men and women."
Your voice is among those of a generation that has given so much, yet experience
tells us that you have much more to share. All those who lived during the World
War II and Korean War years are encouraged to share their memories. All personal
recollections of wartime experiences on land, sea, or in the air, at home or
overseas, will be welcome:
* Combat stories, songs, and poetry
* Nurses and Medical Corps experiences
* Homefront stories
* Contacts with allies and enemies
* Diaries, records, memoirs, etc...
* Jokes, anecdotes, cartoons
There is no limit to the length of your written personal narratives. We hope you
will have some war-time anecdotes or experiences that you can describe in
detail, with specific names, dates, and places.
The Memories project now includes over two hundred separate submissions,
including thousands of photos, stories, journals, a model ship, letters, and
If you are among the 22 million American men and women who served at home or
abroad during World War II or the Korean War, we invite you to share your
memories with us.
The George C. Marshall Foundation Library / Archives and Research Center can
help you preserve your war-time letters, diaries, stories, photographs, and
artifacts, and make them available to future generations.
PLEASE CALL OR WRITE FIRST:
CALL: 1-540-463-7103, Ext. 135
WRITE: Joellen K. Bland
Director, Memories Project
George C. Marshall Foundation
P.O. Drawer 1600, Dept. "M"
Lexington, Virginia 24450
View sample memories at
Read Violet Allen's memory at