Fri November 11, 2011
Part of Gore Center Oral History Project

Middle Tenn. Vets Share Their Wartime Experiences

The Albert Gore Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University is conducting a veteran’s oral history project in cooperation with the Library of Congress.

The Center has interviewed several hundred Middle Tennessee vets to date and has 50 more on a list waiting to be interviewed.

Center Director, Dr. Jim Williams, says it’s important to get the stories of older vets recorded quickly. He notes statistics indicating that World War II vets are now dying at a rate of 6,000 per day.

Williams says the Center is having trouble funding the oral history project. He's looking for donors willing to cover the cost of recording materials and transcriptions.

Call the Gore Center for details at (615) 898-2633.