South Carolina Veterans Oral History Collection

Department of Oral History


This collection highlights the lives and experiences of American veterans who now call South Carolina home. Most major military conflicts including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan are represented in the collection, as are all branches of the U.S. military. The veteran interviewees range in age from 34 to 95. Some are South Carolina natives, while others came to the state as part of their service or as retirees. A number of veterans who participated in this project are alumni of the University of South Carolina, Wofford College, or Clemson University. Interviewees include colonels and reservists, women and men of color, veterans with disabilities, Jewish veterans, nurses, and more.

* WINNER OF THE 2019 ELIZABETH B. MASON AWARD *

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