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Our Veterans,  Their Stories: Preserving first hand accounts from our heroes one story at a time

Our Veterans, Their Stories
Preserving first hand accounts from our heroes one story at a time

By recording the oral histories of our veterans, we preserve the human face of American history for generations to come and honor those men and women who swore to protect and defend the United States. Our goal is to document the accounts of those who served from Cattaraugus County.

Visit the Museum

The Catt. County Museum and Research Library announces that its new exhibit, “Our Veterans, Their Stories,” is officially open to the public.

Share your Story

Share your Story

Contact us

Send us a Message about the Project

or call the Veterans' Service Agency at 716-701-3298.

Their Stories Online

Project Preview

Pieces of Three Veterans' Stories


Steve McCord

Major, U.S. Army


Norm Marsh

Sergeant, U.S. Air Force


Richard Helmich

E5 U.S. Navy Seabee


Philip L. Smith

Corporal, U.S. Army


Edward Leaskey

Seaman First Class, U.S. Navy


William Frank

Corporal, U.S. Army


Malcom Pelton

Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Corp


Glen Hester

Private First Class, U.S. Army


Franklin Green

E5, U.S. Marine Corp


Darwin Booram

Corporal, U.S. Army


"Our Veterans, Their Stories" - Induction Ceremony

Induction Ceremony for the project "Our Veterans, Their Stories" on Armed Forces Day in May 2021 at the Cattaraugus County Museum.


Timothy Lerminiaux

Master Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corp


Dale King

ETN2, U.S. Navy


More Stories on Veterans

Discover more stories about or from veterans on Cattaraugus County's History website.

About the Project

The Cattaraugus County Veterans' Stories Project is an audio and video project lead by the Veterans' Service Agency and the County Museum & Research Center.

More Hands Make Less Work

Want to get involved? Contact us about the project.

Other County Departments supporting this project are the Department of Aging and the Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism.