Maneuver Center of Excellence Libraries
MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library

Oral History Project

  Donovan Library  

 

The MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library Oral History Project has been created in an effort to preserve personal experiences of employees, former employees, Soldiers, retirees, and citizens of Muscogee County, Chattahoochee Valley and surrounding county areas, who have worked or lived in and around Fort Benning. Recordings, in conjunction with the library staff, are produced by the Lifelong Learning Programs Branch, MCoE DOTD, LDD. The content does not represent an official view but merely the experiences and/or opinions of the interviewees who participate in the project. For more information call 706-545-6411.



 

ORAL HISTORIES


Joan-Marie Horton Oral History CLICK HERE!

Ms. Joan-Marie Horton, former Chief, Communicative Skills Branch, CAID, CATD, retired on 30 November 2015 after 30 years of teaching the Army’s future Leaders. She is the editor of "Infantry in Battle: From Somalia to the Global War on Terror" and "Maneuver Force in Battle 2005-2012". This audio recording captures her thoughts and memories of her time here at Fort Benning. Dated 30 November 2015.


Russ Eno Oral History CLICK HERE!

LTC (Retired) Russell "Russ" Eno, is editor of Infantry Magazine. This audio recording captures his experiences as an officer/advisor in the Mekong Delta, Ba Xuyen District, Soc Trang Province, Vietnam, as Chief, Communicative Skills Division, CATD, Fort Benning, and his recollections of the filming of the “Green Beret” with actor John Wayne, and "We Were Soldiers Once and Young" with local residents. Dated 21 March 2016.


Charlotte Conner Oral History CLICK HERE!

Ms. Charlotte Conner retired as Chief of the Resource Management Division. This audio recording captures her thoughts and experiences as an Army civlian whose career with the military began in 1950 as a clerk typist at Fort Jackson, and where she met her husband of 60 years. She arrived at Fort Benning for the first time in 1960, later stationed in Bamberg, Germany, and Camp Polk, LA. She returned to Fort Benning where she became the first woman comptroller. Dated 9 June 2016.


Theresa Von den Berg Hug Borders Oral History CLICK HERE!

Ms. Theresa Von den Berg Hug Borders captures in this audio recording her thoughts and experiences as a resident of Fort Benning from the 1930s to the 1950s. Dated 11 April 2017.