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New Voice for “Voices of Veterans” Oral History Program

New Ambassador

Crabtree-Blog-PortraitGovernor Greg Abbott, recently appointed U.S. Major James Crabtree as the new Texas ambassador to the National Museum of the Marine Corps.  The major’s mission is to increase visibility of the museum while continuing to gather stories of Texas Veterans.

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About the Program

The Voices of Veterans program records the stories of Texas men and women who served our nation to preserve their memories for future generations. Oral history interviews provide future historians with undiscovered knowledge about historical events such as battles or military actions.

Every veteran has a story to tell, and this program will ensure these stories of courage and service can inspire Texans for generations to come.

Veteran interviews are permanently archived in the Office of Veterans Records at the Texas General Land Office. The archives are made available to researchers, historians, genealogists and the general public to inspire future generations and remind us of our veterans’ sacrifices.

"Voices of Veterans" Oral History Program

To learn more about the Voices of Veterans oral history program, please visit

Any veteran interested in including his or her story in the Voices of Veterans program should contact the Veterans Land Board at 1-800-252-VETS (8387), or send an e-mail to

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