Experience with death

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Edward LaPorta was a member of the 1st Armored Division. The first tanks they had overseas were riveted together. They...
They made several convoy trips to Port Darwin on the northern coast of Australia. The Japanese moved closer to their...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
Gravois had had plenty of amphibious landing training. He also had a lot of combat training in boot camp. He did a lot...
The ship [Annotator's Note: the aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13)] wasn't at Pearl Harbor for long before heading...
At first, Paluch was attached to the 1st Army and was then transferred to the 3rd Army. When they got to the Hurtgen...
Wilburn K. Ross was on a ship heading through the Straits of Gibraltar when an announcement was made that Germany had...
After Quintana went through boot camp, he came out feeling like he could fight anyone. They prepared the men in boot...
They moved to Palermo. They did some road work there and tried to catch up with the infantry.Fortunately, they were not...
Tenney's first contact with the Japanese was on the morning of the 10th [Annotator’s Note: April 10, 1942] in a bivouac...
They thought they were going to head back to the United States. They practiced close order drill. On the 16th of...
Robert Rosendahl’s squadron was stationed at a gunnery school at a small airstrip when the on the west coast of Luzon....
The Russians were on their way to Berlin and so was Joseph Diamond's unit [Annotators Note: the 413th Infantry Regiment...
After basic training Richard Greer and the other Marines from his boot camp class went to Norfolk, Virginia where they...
Delewski had never heard of Pearl Harbor before the attack and never planned to go into the Navy. He graduated high...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
Ardel Bollinger did not get along with the Colonel in England. When Bollinger asked for a recommendation to join the...
David Paul Spencer applied promptly but they were not taking people [Annotators Note: for officer candidate school, or...
[Annotators Note: Robert Ray Akins served in a special weapons company in the 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division...
John Weinart notes that three months after he got to Europe there were only ten of them left. Many were killed, injured...
The first time Malcolm Higgins saw a B-17 he wondered how the heck it could fly. It was awkward when it was on the...
Another torpedo came and hit the USS California [Annotator’s Note: during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor]. Another...
They were cruising around Java when they ran aground in the valley straights [Annotator’s Note: aboard the USS Boise in...
The 3rd Infantry Division assimilated all of its regiments into the 3rd Division's headquarters at Fort Lewis,...
Leisey was told before he deployed that he was going to go to Officer Candidate School, yet that never developed. He...
They were there for almost a full night. The Germans told them to line up and go to the train. They proceeded to go...
Billow remembers going through France, Holland, and Luxemburg. The cities were destroyed by aerial bombardment. There...
Freddie Ohr got back for Marie's graduation. He had to clean up a little bit when he landed then he joined them at the...
They [Annotations Note: Louis Zamperini, his pilot and their tail gunner] spent 47 days fighting off sharks, the...
Wagner was checking in after dinner when a guard stuck a gun in her back. She identified herself as Lieutenant Wagner...
The training also helped Lyle Bouck. It was new to all of them. The purpose of an I...
Sakato recalled that they took that hill finally and had to take a few others [Annotator’s Note: during fighting in...
The invasion at Ormoc Bay was small and consisted mainly of destroyers and rocket firing landing craft.The Laffey [...
Theodore Finkbeiner and the paratroopers he was with started heading toward Gela. Whenever they heard shooting they...
John Luckadoo was a copilot in the 100th Bombardment Group based at Thorpe Abbotts. Dye [Annotators Note: Glen Dye, the...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...

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