My name is Sean Spitler and I am the Assistant Director of History
Projects for the OCS Foundation. I am writing to encourage your
participation in the Veterans History Project.
There are over 19 million war veterans are living in the United
States and we are losing nearly 1,700 of them every day. I know
the urgency in reaching many of our older veterans, as I have recently
lost my grandfather who served in the U.S. Navy both during WWII
and Korea. As an official partner of the Veterans History Project,
the OCS Foundation is dedicated to collecting the stories and experiences
of OCS/OTS/OTC veterans while they are still among us.
It is the goal of the Library of Congress, the OCS Foundation and
all participating organizations to promote learning and discussion
across the generations about our nation's activities during wartime.
With your help, the Library of Congress will collect and preserve
audio, video and taped oral histories, along with diaries, maps,
photographs, and home movies. Veterans of World War I, World War
II, Korea, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf wars, as well as support staff,
war industry workers, civilians and volunteers are encouraged to
share their stories.
On behalf of the OCS Foundation, I am asking all OCS/OTS/OTC alumni
to participate in two ways:
1) Submit personal memoirs of your
time at OCS/OTS/OTC and your subsequent experiences during one war
time to the OCS Foundation. Your story will be cataloged in
our history archives and then passed along to the national archives
at the Library of Congress.
2) Volunteer to interview
a veteran in your area in support of the Library of Congress.
Your work will honor those who served our nation during dangerous
and difficult periods in our country.
For more information, including detailed instructions on how to
participate use the links to your right to navigate through this
I thank you for your service and attention. We look forward to
your participation in this vital national project.
Assistant Director, History Projects