Experience with death

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more missions after D-Day and then returned to the United States. He was in Milwaukie on V-E Day and in Louisiana when...
Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...
Edward Tipper arrived at Crile General Hospital in Cleveland after his flight from a hospital in England. [Annotator’s...
Charles Coolidge went into Anzio during the day then started moving that night for a planned attack the next morning....
Edwin McAuliffe does not remember missing anything in particular during the war years however he knows his parents did...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
Early life for Radford was tough because of the Great Depression. He grew up in a family of eight including his parents...
Joseph Hochadel served in the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion as a combat medic. He was...
Biddle was born in Daleville, Indiana on November 28th, 1923. Daleville had about nine hundred people. He lived there...
Joseph Diamond served with the 104th Infantry Division, which is the Timberwolf Division. He was born in Camden, New...
William Disanza was born on 120th Street in Manhattan and grew up in the Bronx. In 1950 he got married and moved to New...
Stegmeier was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1922. At the time of the interview he is 85 years old. He attended Grandview...
Weiss is a Holocaust survivor. First she was put into a ghetto in Mátészalka [Annotator's Note: in Hungary], then in...
Lyle Bouck did not like the taste of the food. The men were marched to a town east of Losheim and put in the basement...
The river crossing [Annotators Note: the 20 September 1944 crossing of the Waal River in Holland during Operation...
Richard Ford notes that they really got nailed at the Elbe River. They moved up to an area one afternoon and the next...
There was cholera, dysentery and skin illnesses [Annotator’s Note: inside Auschwitz concentration camp]. She had lice;...
Pomroy went back to get the wounded Marvin Hattan who was screaming and moaning from his wounds [Annotator’s Note:...
Yellin went to witness the ceremony in 2006. He met a few different Japanese soldiers and American military personnel...
Quintana believes that it is important that people continue to study and research World War II however he does note...
Mack is the chaplain of the Sixth Marine Division Association. He notes that the ranks are getting very thin. The...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
The Laffey escorted a ship named the Dashing Wave [Annotator's Note: SS Dashing Wave] all the way back to the States [...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
The general population was preparing, women too, to defend that island. Myers feels that if they did not drop the...
Arthur Pendleton went to Pavuvu after Cape Gloucester. There, he dealt with a bout of appendicitis which almost killed...
After Mervosh helped his wounded friends in the foxhole he realized that he had lost his hearing. Eventually after a...
Of the 3 guys that went with Kanaya to bring back the wounded, one was a Caucasian from a supporting company. They...
Out of all the men Galloway knew and the men around him, no one was killed on the first day of the Bulge. Galloway met...
Richard Candelaria thinks it is a shame that the American public did not get to see their 8th Air Force. They were able...
The second day they were run out by the Japanese again [Annotator’s Note: On Okinawa, April 1945]. Deen notes that it...
Childers was placed in a basket and hoisted onto the deck of the destroyer that had picked him and his crew up. He was...
[Annotators Note: James Goodrich served in the US Marine Corps as a machinegun section leader in the 27th Marine...
Richard Ford was pinned down by a German machine gun. He was up against a hedgerow so tight that he could not move. The...
The local principal got him to come up there and then teachers started asking him to speak to their classes. The...

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