Nebraska veterans’ stories – At UNL

“I thought, ‘Gosh, if I could get someone to talk with my dad about the war, that would be great,’” Berrick said. “I mentioned that my dad served in World War II. I just hoped (Dad) would be willing to talk.”

O’Grady’s veteran recording project grew from a fascination with the Battle of Tarawa. He hoped to write scholarly articles on the obscure, three-day World War II battle over a tiny spit of Pacific Ocean coral and sand. His attention turned after learning the battle had been sufficiently dissected by scholars.  (more…)

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