“War Stories” represents the experiences of West Texas military veterans and their families from World War I to the present. These are stories of those who served and those who hoped and prayed for their loved ones’ safe return.
Each perspective is deeply personal. As you view these pages, you may march alongside infantry, shed tears for the lost and see the images that put individual faces on war. You are invited to share your stories and memorabilia, as well.
Despite the amount of research that has been published about Texans’ war experiences, West Texans’ stories – those from the “giant side” of the state – remain relatively obscure. “War Stories” is but one phase of a larger project, which seeks to collect, digitize, transcribe, and analyze these experiences.
Visit the timeline webpage for individuals’ stories alongside a chronology of related historical events.