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Veteran's History Project

 

September 12, 2019

Courtesy of V. Smithey

Victoria Smithey in basic training at NTC Orlando, Florida.

Taking part in the Veteran's History Project (VHP) this weekend was more than just an interview for me. In 2017 there was an estimated 47,220 veterans living in the state of Wyoming, of those only 267 have participated in the VHP. What this means for the state is that there are approximately 46,953 vets here that have not had their stories recorded. Those of us who served in the past know that today's military is very different from the one that our forefathers served in and the one before that was probably quite different as well. As our veterans pass away we are losing accounts of those e...



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