Veterans History Project

Charles William Nation, Gunner's Mate 3rd Class, US Navy, 1943-1945

 

Larry Nelson

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Many of the kids in high school in Cheyenne, WY followed the things going on overseas every chance they could. They helped with the scrap drives, were affected by the rationing, and knew of other young men who had come home wounded or worse. According to Charles William Nation (Bill), the youngsters at home couldn't wait to do their part to win th...



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