Veterans History Project sparked by family oral history

Wisconsin Radio Network describes how Congressman Ron Kind’s family picnic has had a nationwide effect.

Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) authored the Veterans History Project on the federal level six years ago, after an experience at a family gathering. “What inspired me to do that was a picnic table conversation that I was having with my own father, who served during the Korea war conflict, as well as his brother – my uncle – who was a bomber pilot in the Pacific during the Second World War. And they, for the very first time, started talking about their experience serving our nation during those two conflicts. This was the first time I heard it.”

The site has a 6 minute MP3 audio file of Congressman Kind’s remarks. Well worth listening to.

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Posted by Susan A. Kitchens on June 02, 2006 in • Oral history in the newsOral History Projects
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