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Standing Together: Ohio Veterans Oral History Project

MEMO from The Adjutant General | Interview Request Form

The Ohio Humanities Council (OHC), in partnership with the Ohio National Guard (ONG), has launched a campaign to capture and preserve the contributions of Ohio Service members who have served during the War on Terrorism (WOT). The OHC has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to record these histories which will ultimately be preserved in the state archives at the Ohio History Connection. Soldiers and Airmen who have deployed in support of the WOT, with the ONG or while a member of another branch or component of the Armed Forces, are sought for this project.

Oral history activities focus on persons, events, and topics of historical interest to the military. They are conducted to obtain historical information that may not otherwise be recorded. In the modern era of email, texting, and other web based technology, many of the important stories previously captured in handwritten letters and journals are lost. Oral history interviews serve as a way to capture those important pieces of Ohio history for future generations.

Participation is voluntary and interviews will be conducted across the state between 1 December 2014 and 1 April 2015. Historians from the OHC will work with each participant to schedule a suitable time and location. Interviews take approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete.

Help us preserve our story for future generations by completing the form below and returning to:

State of Ohio, Adjutant General's Department
(SFC Mann),
2825 West Dublin Granville Road
Columbus, Ohio 43235-2789
Or email it to joshua.d.mann.mil@mail.mil.