This post was written by Chris Cottrill, head of the National Air and Space Museum Library.
November 11, 2013. Today is Veteran’s Day and a federal holiday.
For some of us that can mean a chance to sleep-in, run some errands, or have an extended weekend away. But it’s also the one day we should recall those we know or knew that put on the uniform (enlisted or draftee) and served their country during times of peace or conflict. The Smithsonian Libraries would like to thank those staff members who put on the uniform and served.
Baasil Wilder (Anacostia/National Postal Museum Library) – U.S. Army
Michael Hardy (Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex) – U.S. Navy
Lowell Ashley (Discovery Services) – U. S. Army
David Bartlett (Administrative Services) – U.S. Navy
John Dick (Discovery Services) – U.S. Army
Here are some titles in the Smithsonian Libraries on U.S. Veterans and their lives and contributions to American history.
The Civil War Veteran: A historical reader / / edited by Larry M. Logue and Michael Barton
World War I
The Bonus Army: An American epic / / Paul Dickson and Thomas B. Allen
World War II
Back home / / Bill Mauldin
For Comrade and Country: Oral histories of World War II veterans / / edited by Robert G. Thobaben
Soldiers to Citizens: The G.I. bill and the making of the greatest generation / / Suzanne Mettler
Vic the Vet / / Gabe Josephson.
When Johnny comes marching home, / / Dixon Wecter
In the shadow of the cloud: America’s atomic vets / / Jim Lerager
A different battle: stories of Asian Pacific American Veterans / / edited by Carina A. del Rosario
Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam era / / edited by Samuel W. Black
The Vietnam War in American memory: Veterans, memorials, and the politics of healing / / Patrick Hagopian
Vietnam Veteranos: Chicanos recall the war / / Lea Ybarra
Iraq / Afghanistan
Through Veteran’s Eyes: the Iraq and Afghanistan experience / / Larry Minear