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Veterans History Project

We have interviewed and recorded the stories of over 100 local veterans who served in conflicts from World War II to the present. We send the original recordings to the American Folklife Center and keep a copy at the library. 

Get Involved

If you or someone you know is a U.S. veteran, you can help us collect and preserve war stories and experiences as a part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Contact Joe Popowitch at 630/887-0637 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more. 

Local Veterans Stories

Listen to local veterans' stories and interviews from World War II to the Iraq War. Some interviews also include pictures and transcripts.