Living Histories

To Honor, Educate and Preserve our History by Remembering and Honoring our Veterans.

Humor in Uniform

Humor in Uniform

Vietnam was brutal and scarring for its warriors While interviewing more than 30 Vietnam War veterans, I listened to stories poignant, harsh, and tragic. Like all wars, Vietnam was brutal and scarring for its warriors. Yet, these combatants occasionally laughed at...

George

George

GEORGE By Carl Burkhart George was thirty-seven years old when he went to prison. But that was okay…it meant that he was probably coming home. The prison’s name was Stalag 12B.A few months before his incarceration, although I was only four years oldI remember looking...

“We Shall Come Home Victorious.”

“We Shall Come Home Victorious.”

Gattis Ervin Allen (known as G.E.) was born on May 1, 1911, in the town of Marshall (Madison County), North Carolina. He passed away in 1997. Like many of our fathers, my daddy never talked to me about his service in the Pacific in WWII, and I wasn't smart enough to...

Serving in the Coast Guard on Both Coasts

Serving in the Coast Guard on Both Coasts

 John, standing, third from left with his Coast Guard buddies John was in the Coast Guard before and during World War II. When the war started, he was based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His wife-to-be, Laurel Crawford lived in Jacksonville, Florida. They met when John’s...

Help us honor and celebrate Women in the Military at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. We will honor women who have served or are currently serving in the military in a special month-long exhibit during November.