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[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
For Gerard Halpern the trip from the United States to Italy was unremarkable except that they ran out of food near the...
Some days after eliminating the machine gun position, Burgin and his fellow Marines faced another machine gun...
David Roderick saw German fortifications that were made to look like homes or barns and one town was only made of...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The German rifle...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had another pilot for a few missions because the pilot was on leave. Fitzroy [Annotator's...
Harley Reynolds turned left after getting to the top of the bluff. A man passed Reynolds and tripped a mine which...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Richard Higgins left Peleliu and went to Pavuvu and got off the ship. The next day a clerk told Higgins that he was...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Monty Joe Boitnott was supposed to deploy to Scotland on the Mariposa but the ship caught on fire while it was being...
[Annotators Note: Richard Higgins served in the US Marine Corps in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
John Witmeyer led his platoon through a break in a concrete wall out into a wheat field after being assured by an...
Lydia Grant describes recreation and life as a young girl in the Navy Yard at Pearl Harbor. As an attractive young girl...
William Pena’s two sergeants were taken from him after one night and were transferred so he was given a new sergeant...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Harley Reynolds notes that when the sun went down that night fighters would sweep over German positions dropping flares...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Walter Nelson recognized that they were close enough that they could have bailed over Australia if they needed to. From...
[Annotators Note: Elmo Bell served in the army as a sergeant in Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry...
After the 82nd Airborne Division finished combat operations in Normandy, Clinton Riddle and the men of the 325th Glider...
During the invasion of Normandy, Clinton Riddle and most of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment landed in British Horsa...
Wayne Pierce returned to England after Normandy. The regiment stayed there until September when the paratroopers...
William Pena remembers how his battalion commander was a gung-ho, brave, and tall man who refused to stay at the rear...
William Pena followed a trail through the woods and kept encountering groups of men asking for the two platoons on the...
Norman Ikari and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team had to sweep through tiny Italian towns and villages. Street fighting...
William Dabney notes that the explosive did not have to be activated before being hauled up with the balloon. They...
At about nine that night the captain told William Curtis and the rest of the crew to put their gas gear on and they set...
When the 2nd Marine Division shipped out from New Zealand, the men were vaguely told that they were going to make a...
Monty Joe Boitnott loaded transports with over 250,000 prisoners. Some of the prisoners were kept in North Africa for...
[Annotators Note: This segment is the beginning of a second interview recorded with Mrs. Grant in the studio at The...
Tokuji Yoshihashi and his fellow replacements arrived there shortly after the 442nd Regimental Combat Team suffered...
Richard Higgins joined the Marine Corps in 1940. He was set on the Marine Corps from the beginning. He never considered...

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