As a witness to war, alumnus Mike Quering offers a deeply personal link to the past

Mike Quering has seen war up close. Now nearly 90 years old, the World War II veteran was just 18 – fresh out of high school – when he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. But his memories of the days he spent serving his country as a waist gunner, flying deep into Germany, mission after mission have not faded. They remain crystal clear. Unforgettable. And each time he shares his story, he knows it serves a distinct purpose.

Since 2004, Regis University’s Center for the Study of War Experience has worked diligently to preserve history, one story at a time. It has gathered wartime memories as well as artifacts of not just veterans like Quering, an alumnus of the Regis College class of 1949, but also civilians – ordinary men and women whose lives were shaped by the war experience.

Click below to hear Quering’s story and learn why he feels compelled to share it.

See and hear the personal side of war through Regis’ Center for the Study of War Experience.