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On 1 April 1943 Raymond Wells boarded a troop train to New York where they went aboard a ship. His brother Irwin, who...
Harley Reynolds and his unit trained for Sicily on an incredibly rocky shoreline. The shore they actually landed on in...
During the overseas voyage Frank Mancuso was in charge of checking the tie downs, therefore he had privileged access to...
William Dabney and the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion flew their balloons from the ships. Dabney was responsible for...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] In the lock up...
Tom Quigley remembers watching as the two platoons before his made their way down the hillside, through some fields,...
It only took four days for the ship to cross the Atlantic. They landed in Boston and after going ashore Charles Fitts...
John Witmeyer and the entire 79th Infantry Division were involved in the Battle of the Bulge, and he and his men fought...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
James Livaudais knew he had really seen combat after the battle at La Fiere and the Merderet crossing. He thought at...
Captain Ben Schwartzwalder, Lieutenant John Marr's superior in command of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment...
Of all the prisoners Gerard Halpern interrogated there is one who really stands out to him. The man was a German Army...
For John Marr it is paramount to relentlessly train military leadership based on the lessons learned from failed...
Wesley Trindal had dreams about the war. He would dream that he was in it again and would keep the barracks awake while...
After Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the La Fiere causeway,...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Russell Hoff never thought he would die in a prisoner of war camp.  There was a secret crystal radio kept in the POW...
[Annotators Note: Charles Fitts served in the army in the mortar squad, 2nd Platoon, Company C, 66th Armored Infantry...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
After he was separated from the Army, Ikari ended up in Los Angeles but he was a little lost. He had thoughts about...
[Annotators Note: The tape skips at the beginning of this segment. The segment begins with Robert Walter talking about...
Warren Schmitt was one of 14 survivors from his battery [Annotators Note: survivors of the Malmedy Massacre]. All 14 of...
Raymond Wells retired from the service in June of 1983. After retiring, Wells moved to Fort Worth, Texas but eventually...
William Blanckenburg had an upper middle class upbringing, but they struggled during the Depression. Blanckenburg was...
Darold Rice stated “I grew up,” when asked by the interviewer how the war changed his life. He came back with a renewed...
Tom Quigley made his way home where he had to check in to a base camp back stateside. On the way home he stopped and...
Warren Schmitt and Ted Paulch were in the same hospital [Annotators Note: after they both survived the Malmedy Massacre...
Originally, when Frank Mancuso entered the army he was a Catholic. This changed when the Pope said they could not bomb...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] On 9 June Company...
John Marr landed in water up to his armpits on D Day after the jump [Annotators Note: into Normandy] and immediately...
Josephine Pescatore remembers amputations and limbs that may require amputation. For medicine they used spiritus...
Harley Reynolds notes that by one in the morning they stopped and rested. The next morning they were in position and...

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