“Almost Sinful To Be Having So Much Damn Fun”: Surviving The War And Enjoying Life

Vincent Speranza
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DESCRIPTION

This is Vincent Speranza’s third interview with the West Point Center for Oral History. In addition to describing several of the weapons he employed or encountered during his time in service, he adds some additional stories that he has not shared with us before. He ends by describing his recent parachute jump (at age 91), his first since he left the service, and his recent experience shooting an MP-40.

VIDEO DETAILS

conflicts World War II
topics Concentration Camps Civilians Camaraderie Returning from War Nazi Germany Morale
interviewer Dave Siry
date 02 December 16

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

name Vincent Speranza
service Army
unit H CO, 501st PIR, 101st Airborne Division
specialty Airborne Infantry, Machine Gunner
service dates 1943 1946
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