Recent US War Veterans’ Oral Histories

The American West Center at the University of Utah has interviewed more than 500 veterans of World War II, plus smaller numbers from conflicts in Korea, Vietnam and Iraq, as part of the oral-history endeavor. But Matthew Basso, director of the American West Center and an Army vet, decided not to wait decades before recording oral histories from Utah vets returning from the latest wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  “It’s important,” Basso said. “We don’t believe Americans have a full sense of the complexities in the experience of war.” For full story, click here.