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Serving in Silence (Experiencing War, Stories from the Veterans History Project, Library of Congress)
Gay members of the Armed Forces have had to live with an extra layer of discretion and professionalism. Here are stories of men and women who served their country while balancing the need to keep their private lives private.
Image: Allen Irvin BernsteinAllen Irvin Bernstein
World War II

Audio Interview
Image: Sam R. DeloachSam R. Deloach
Vietnam War

Video Interview
Image: Patricia L. DuwelPatricia L. Duwel
Cold War
Persian Gulf War

Audio Interview
Image: Cristina A. FrisbyCristina A. Frisby
Cold War
Afghanistan & Iraq

Audio Interview
Image: Christine L. JohnstonChristine L. Johnston
Persian Gulf War

Audio Interview
Image: Franklin E KamenyFranklin E. Kameny
World War II

Video Interview
Image: Ric Gleason-MendozaRic Gleason-Mendoza
Korean War

Interview Transcript
Image: Meg Parrish MinerMeg Parrish Miner
Persian Gulf War

Video Interview, Photos
Image: Robert M. RobledoRobert M. Robledo
Cold War

Audio Interview
Image: Tedosio L. SamoraTedosio L. Samora
Vietnam War

Video Interview, Transcript
Image: Brenda A. VosbeinBrenda A. Vosbein
Cold War
Persian Gulf War

Video & Audio Interview
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  1. Courage, Patriotism, Community
  2. Sweethearts, Buddies, Family Ties
  3. Life-Altering Moments, On a Mission,
    Hurry Up & Wait
  4. D-Day Anniversary
  5. Prisoners of War
  6. Voices of War (Companion Web site)
  7. Military Medicine
  8. War's End: VE- and VJ-Days
  9. Stories from the 2004 WWII Reunion on the Mall
  10. Forever a Soldier (Companion Web site)
  11. African-Americans at War: Fighting Two Battles
  12. Military Intel: the Inside Story
  13. The Art of War
  14. Women at War
  15. Asian Pacific Americans: Going for Broke
  16. World War I: The Great War
  17. The War (Companion to the Ken Burns Series)
  18. China-Burma-India: WWII's Forgotten Theater
  19. Women of Four Wars
  20. Jewish Veterans of World War II
  21. The Global War on Terror
  22. Hispanics in Service
  23. Buffalo Soldiers: The 92nd in Italy
  24. Helicopters: The Multi-mission Aircraft
  25. Disabled Veterans: The Unhealed Wounds
  26. D-Day 65th Anniversary
  27. They Also Served: Coast Guard/Merchant Marine
  28. Willing to Serve: American Indians
  29. Submarines: The Silent Service
  30. The Korean War: Not Forgotten
  31. The WASP: First in Flight
  32. VHP: The First Ten Years
  33. Chaplains: On a Divine Mission
  34. Wings of War
  35. Pearl Harbor: 70th Anniversary
  36. Military Photographers: Framing the Shot

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