Peter Zwieryznski Sr. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania spent nearly thirty years in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, the air force militia of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ”Every three years when my enlistment was up, I thought what the heck. Might as well do another three years,” Pete says of his long career as a maintenance specialist. Committing himself to two days a month and two weeks a year–from the Korean War through the end of the Vietnam era, Peter rose to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant.
This interview is a production of the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative, in partnership with the nonprofit Veterans Breakfast Club and Carnegie Free Library, Beaver Falls. It was recorded June 17, 2013 at the Carnegie Free Library, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.