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Saving veterans’ stories

Sentienl photo by BRADLEY KREITZER

Stephen Ferrante, of Juniata County, sits down with Mifflin County Library staff and prepares for a video interview for the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project Tuesday afternoon in Lewistown. Ferrante served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone and Travis Air Force Base during the Vietnam War. The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects and preserves personal accounts of American war veterans and makes them accessible to the public. The project collects veteran accounts from the following wars: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1939-1945, Cold War, Korean War, 1950-1953, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Grenada–History–American Invasion, 1983, Panama–History–American Invasion, 1989, Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993, Persian Gulf War, 1991, United Nations Operation in Somalia, Haiti–History–American intervention, 1994-1995, Operation Allied Force, 1999, Peacekeeping forces–Bosnia and Hercegovina, Operation Joint Guardian, 1999-present, War on Terrorism, 2001-2009, Afghan War, 2001-present , Iraq War, 2003-2011. Any veterans in Mifflin and Juniata counties wishing to participate in the project can contact library executive director Dr. Molly Kinney at (717) 242-2825 or mollykinney@mifcolib.org

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