Since 2002, PCN has gathered more than 350 interviews with veterans from all branches of the U.S. Military. PCN is proud to share these stories of brave women and men in various audio and visual formats. PCN's “Voices of Veterans” series is a tribute to the men and women of Pennsylvania who courageously protected our country. These short interviews offer a rare glimpse into the experiences that only those who served can tell. While our award-winning “World War: In Their Own Words” series concentrated on the personal wartime experiences of veterans serving during World War II, “Voices of Veterans” expands to include oral histories from the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. For historical preservation and educational use, PCN has donated a majority of the interviews from the series "Voices of Veterans" to the National Veterans’ History Project housed in the Library of Congress at Washington, D.C. Read more about our "Voices of Veterans" tribute series that details the exploits of Pennsylvania veterans below.

"Voices of Veterans" Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 25
7:00 PM - *NEW - Charles Reddig, from Ephrata, was a Major in the U.S. Army Air Corps and a B-25 pilot in the Pacific during World War II
8:05 PM - *NEW - Doug O'Dell, from LaPorte, was a Major General in the U.S. Marines, who commanded anti-terrorism forces in Afghanistan and Iraq
10:10 PM - Bob Ruble, from Millersville, was a Master Chief in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War
11:00 PM - Joe Kennick, from Rockwood, was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War

Saturday, May 26
12:00 AM - Bruce Deisinger, from Smoketown, was a Specialist 5 in the U.S. Army, who served in Vietnam
1:10 AM - Michael Gagnon, from Camp Hill, was a Petty Officer 3rd Class in the U.S. Navy who served in Vietnam

2:50 AM - Floyd Hauth, from Osceola Mills, was a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force who served during the Cold War and in Vietnam
3:50 AM - Charles Reddig, from Ephrata, was a Major in the U.S. Army Air Corps and a B-25 pilot in the Pacific during World War II
4:55 AM - Doug O'Dell, from LaPorte, was a Major General in the U.S. Marines, who commanded anti-terrorism forces in Afghanistan and Iraq 
11:00 PM - Bob Lauver, from Selinsgrove, was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army in Vietnam

Sunday, May 27
2:30 PM - *NEW - Rick Kiernan, from Warminster, served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, was in Bosnia during the Dayton Accords, and became a colonel and Pentagon spokesperson during the Persian Gulf War under General Norman Schwarzkopf
4:05 PM - *NEW - James Chavis, from Mechanicsburg, was a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy who served in Iraq
5:10 PM - Gary Smith, from Mercersburg, was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War

Monday, May 28
9:00 AM - James Chavis, from Mechanicsburg, was a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy who served in Iraq
10:05 AM - Rick Kiernan, from Warminster, served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, was in Bosnia during the Dayton Accords, and became a colonel and Pentagon spokesperson during the Persian Gulf War under General Norman Schwarzkopf
11:35 AM - Doug O'Dell, from LaPorte, was a Major General in the U.S. Marines, who commanded anti-terrorism forces in Afghanistan and Iraq
1:40 PM - Charles Reddig, from Ephrata, was a Major in the U.S. Army Air Corps and a B-25 pilot in the Pacific during World War II
2:45 PM - Ray Souders, from New Cumberland, was an Tech Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II
3:40 PM - Doug Forsythe, from Chester Springs, was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War
4:45 PM - William Kohler, from York, was a Specialist for the U.S. Army in Iraq

 

If you would like to be featured on the "Voices of Veterans" program, or know someone who might like to share their story, please email all relevant contact information to Todd Abele at toddabele@pcntv.com.  

WATCH THE SERIES


Each Memorial Day and Veteran's Day weekend, PCN features a marathon of candid interviews with veterans from across the state of Pennsylvania. Watch "Voices of Veterans" on PCN on cable and on demand in HD on any mobile device, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV with a PCN Select subscription.

Spring 2018 Featured Veterans

  • Charles Reddig from Ephrata, was a Major in the U.S. Army Air Corps and a B-25 pilot who served in the Pacific during World War II.
  • Doug O'Dell from LaPorte was a Major General in the U.S. Marines, who commanded anti-terrorism forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Rick Kiernan from Warminster was a Colonel in the U.S. Army who was in combat in Vietnam, served in Bosnia during the Dayton Accords, and served as Pentagon spokesperson during the Persian Gulf War under General Norman Schwarzkopf.
  • James Chavis from Mechanicsburg, was a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy who served in Iraq.

*If you would like to be featured on the "Voices of Veterans" program, or know someone who might like to share their story, please email all relevant contact information to Todd Abele at toddabele@pcntv.com.  

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If you would like to be featured on the "Voices of Veterans" program, or know someone who might like to share their story,

please email all relevant contact information to Todd Abele at toddabele@pcntv.com or fill out the form below.  

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Watch free "Voices of Veterans" previews on demand below or on the PCN Select app

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Voices of Veterans, Wall That Heals featuring Vietnam Veterans

Jack Adams, U.S. Army, Pottstown
Howard Armour, U.S. Army, Latrobe
Audrey Bergstressor, U.S. Army, Harrisburg
Ron Castille, U.S. Marines, Philadelphia
Bob Chavous, U.S. Army Lititz
Bruce Deisinger, U.S. Army, Smoketown
Dickinson DeVett, U.S Navy, Millmont
Marsha Four, U.S. Army, Philadelphia
Mike Gagnon, U.S. Navy, Camp Hill
Ralph Galati, U.S. Air Force, Wallinford
Chuck Gregg, Harrisburg, U.S. Army
Chuck Hamilton, U.S. Marines, Alburtis
Floyd Hauth, U.S. Air Force, Osceola Mills
Robert Jackson, U.S. Army, Harrisburg
Joe Kennick, U.S. Marines, Rockwood
Bob Lauver, U.S. Army, Selinsgrove
Bob McMahon, U.S. Army, Media
Michael Moynihan, U.S. Army, East Stroudsburg
Tom Ridge, U.S. Army, Erie
Bob Ruble, U.S. Navy, Millersville
Vincent Tedesco, U.S. Army, State College
Jim Ulmer, U.S. Air Force, Clifton Heights
Jack Wagner, U.S. Marines, Pittsburgh