The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
Born and raised in Toledo this year’s recipient joined the the Marine Corps straight from graduating from Whitmer High School, with honors. Nathan was stationed in Okinawa Japan with the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Band. An accomplished musician, Nathan received glowing recommendations and presented an outstanding essay to the organization’s judging committee.
Here’s what Nathan had to say. [Read more…]
As the public relations coordinator for United States Vets Inc. for the past four years, it has been my privilege to meet and interview outstanding veterans in the Toledo area. Regrettably, this is my final veteran interview for the organization’s website and it is an honor that it is with Carolyn Nagy, advocate and representative for the Women Veterans Initiative.
Leslie Mestrow, Public Relations
The Toledo women’s veteran community is all the more better with an engaging advocate for them by the name of Carolyn Nagy. Carolyn is the focus of this month’s veteran interview and she shares some very interesting encounters and journeys in the military and in the civilian world.
Nagy is from a small farming community near Warren, Ohio. Although she did not come from a large family, the military roots were well planted as four uncles and a cousin served our country as well. [Read more…]