W.Va. college starts veterans history project

BECKLEY (AP) — Glenville State College has started an effort to collect the oral histories of West Virginians who served in the military.

The West Virginia Veterans Legacy Project aims to capture the experiences of veterans from all branches of service from World War II to the present. Project director Bob Henry Baber says the project aims to gather more stories from women, Vietnam veterans, minorities and southern West Virginians.

Baber tells The Register-Herald that he hopes to have more than 200 interviews uploaded online by Veterans Day.

The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services is helping fund the project. It will include collecting and digitizing memorabilia, letters, articles and photographs.

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