In Honor of Veterans Day, Bennet Office Interviews Colorado Veterans for Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Denver –– In commemoration of Veterans Day, staff members from Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s office interviewed Army Air Corps veteran Richard Gottlieb of Rio Grande County and Army veteran Keith Lamee of El Paso County, and Air Force veteran Michelle Johnson of Adams County for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

The Veterans History Project is an effort to preserve the historic experiences of those who served in the United States Armed Forces by recording their personal narratives and archiving them for future use by historians, teachers, and the general public.

“The brave men and women who served our country have important stories to share about their service. It is critical that future generations have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of our servicemembers and appreciate the sacrifices they have made to protect the freedoms we enjoy today,” said Bennet.

Richard Gottlieb, Rio Grande County 
Served in the Army Air Corps from 1944-1946 During World War II

Watch and Download Richard’s Full Interview HERE

“If given the opportunity to do things differently, I would do it all again.” - Richard Gottlieb, Gunner in the Army Air Corps

Keith Lamee, El Paso County 

Served in the Army During the Cold War Era

Watch and Download Keith’s Full Interview HERE

“I think the military is an honorable profession because they are training to keep our country safe at all times.” - Sergeant Keith Lamee

 Michelle Johnson, Adams County 

First Woman appointed as the US Air Force Academy Superintendent whose 40 years of Service Spanned the Cold War and the Global War on Terror

Watch and Download Michelle’s Full Interview HERE and HERE.

“When I was accepted into the 2nd cohort of women at the U.S. Air Force Academy, I was on a bow wave of change, the significance of which I have come to understand over my 40 years of service.”  - Lt. Gen Michelle Johnson (ret.)  

For more information about the services provided by Bennet’s office — including assistance with a federal agency, such as the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs, inquiries about medals, and other veterans’ resources — please visit