Combat decisions

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[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Richard Higgins often wonders why he walked away when so many of his friends did not. Higgins knew that Captain Haldane...
The artillery in the Hurtgen Forest was tree burst artillery which prevented men from digging foxholes in the cold...
Harley Reynolds thinks he was crazy to have assaulted that pillbox by himself. Only four hours before he had learned...
When Walter Barnes got back to the United States they had to get to their homes on their own. A guy he served with had...
Harley Reynolds recognizes that the invasion [Annotators Note: the invasion of Sicily] was fairly easy in terms of...
John W. Marr and the men of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment loaded into their transport airplanes on the evening...
It was not quite dark when Warren Schmitt linked up with the engineers who had stopped him [Annotators Note: Warren...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]Guidone...
Charles Coolidge took sheep into a minefield instead of sending men through it to be sure there were no mines. Early in...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Kelly Kuwayama landed in either May or June 1944 in Italy. They worked their way up the boot of Italy. When they were...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Another reason Wesley Trindal crawled into the bunker was to take cover from the German and American shells that...
Herbert Heilbrun did not care which theater he fought in as long as he was a part of the war. He got into training late...
Lieutenant John Marr and his group from Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment arrived at an orchard where...
William Blanckenburg wrote a book called Private Blanckenburg Goes to War. During his combat experience they had a long...
After arriving on Pavuvu Island, Romus Burgin and the rest of the 1st Marine Division began training for the invasion...
For John Witmeyer, every day in combat brought a new story, and Witmeyer served over 200 days on the front lines as a...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal joined Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division as an...
[Annotators Note: Robert Addison was a member of the US Marine Corps 1st Raider Battalion.]They went to New Caledonia...
Monty Joe Boitnott and his squad ended up near Chimoy [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling] off the main road. One...
While John Witmeyer and his fellow soldiers waited aboard ship to land at Utah Beach on D Day, they did not know that...
[Annotators note: Charles Coolidge starts this segment in the middle of conversation as the camera started recording...
When Wesley Trindal joined his unit on the front lines as a replacement he did not see many people who were not also...
William Blanckenburg was alongside a creek and the Germans were on the other side. This was before Blanckenburg got...
The first couple times Arthur Killam was depth charged it was a little hairy but he does not recall getting too upset...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Joseph Motil landed on Utah Beach and one of the German tanks was already coming to meet them. Motil went back in 1964...
Gerard Halpern was with the I and R Platoon [Annotators Note: the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon of the 180th...
James Livaudais toured the third floor of the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion of The National WWII Museum with multiple...

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