Veterans History Project

The Sterling Heights Historical Commission is participating in the Veterans History Project. The project collects first person accounts of military service in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Cold War and Persian Gulf Conflicts. The veterans are interviewed on DVD-R video and the videos are archived in the national Library of Congress and cataloged. They are available for viewing by the public and online from the Library of Congress.

The following Sterling Heights veterans have participated in the project. To view the Information Collection on each Veteran at the Library of Congress, click on their name to link directly to the Library of Congress. To return, use the return button from your Internet browser. To view the Sterling Heights Public Library video, click on SHPL Video after their name.

If you are interested in participating, please call the Sterling Heights Public Library at 586-446-2640.

Library of Congress Veterans Information Conflict Sterling Heights PL Video
Belfiori, Carl J. Korea SHPL Video
Day, James Albert World War II SHPL Video
Gimpert, John World War II SHPL Video
Hanjian, John A. Vietnam SHPL Video
Harvey, Douglas Jack World War II Video: Part1 Part2
Kanyusik, Stephen Edward World War II & Korea Video: Part1 Part2
Kerney, George Thomas World War II SHPL Video
Kotowski, Chester F. World War II SHPL Video
Layne, Delmar World War II SHPL Video
Libecki, Arthur P. World War II SHPL Video
McCarthy, James E . Korea SHPL Video
Miller, Eric World War II SHPL Video
Mauchline, James Robert Vietnam SHPL Video
Saenz, Jr., Lawrence Vietnam SHPL Video
Schroat, Martin (not available on Library of Congress site) Korea SHPL Video
Smith, Paul M. Vietnam Video: Part1 Part2
Velasco, Robert A., Jr. (not available on Library of Congress site) U.S. Air National Guard SHPL Video
Walsh, Martin J. World War II SHPL Video
Lawrence Saenz Jr. is in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project featured interviews titled Disabled Veterans: The Unhealed Wounds. You can view the feature story online.

Join the Effort
If you are interested in participating, please call the Sterling Heights Public Library at 586-446-2640 or stop by to register. You must be a current resident of Sterling Heights to take part in this local project.

There will be a 45-90 minute video recorded interview with each participant. These video interviews will be added to the library’s archives and are available online. Veterans are encouraged to bring Medals, Citations, mementos, letters and photographs that help tell their story. The library will make copies of any photographs or letters and return the originals. Don’t wait, call today and schedule an appointment at 586-446-2640.