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Commissioner Buckingham Continues Series on General Land Office’s Voices of Veterans Oral History Program

The Story of Texas Veteran Roy Baring

AUSTIN— Today, Texas Land Commissioner and Veterans Land Board (VLB) Chairwoman Dawn Buckingham, M.D. introduced that next installment of the series highlighting the VLB’s Voices of Veterans oral history program. In this episode, we hear the story of Texas Veteran Roy Baring.

To listen to Mr. Baring tell his story visit VoicesofVeterans.org.

Mr. Baring, a native Texan, was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. His first time being out of Texas was when he left for training in Mississippi. Mr. Baring served as a B-24 gunner, flew 38 missions across Europe, and achieved the rank of Tech Sergeant before his service ended.

Roy Baring

Roy Baring, Voices of Veterans

Voices of Veterans is the first Veteran oral history program undertaken by a state agency and records the stories of Texas Veterans through their time in service and after returning home from combat.

Roy Baring VOV

Roy Baring, Voices of Veterans

Veterans interested in including their story in the Voices of Veterans oral history program can contact the VLB at 512-475-1248. Veterans can also fill out a contact form at VoicesofVeterans.org. Please note that the Veteran must be a resident of Texas at time of their interview.

The Voices of Veterans oral history program records the stories of Texas Veterans and archives their interviews in the Office of Veterans Records at the Texas General Land Office (GLO) for use by future researchers, historians, genealogists and the general public to inspire future generations and remind us of our Veterans’ sacrifices.

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