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As a 13 year old, David Yoho did not have friends of draft age. He did keep company with older boys and took on a tough...
Walter Barnes did not see much of a change in New Orleans when he returned after the war. Before the war he and his...
Richard Higgins occasionally wants to forget what he has seen. Higgins remembers being on Cape Gloucester hiding behind...
James Livaudais knew he had really seen combat after the battle at La Fiere and the Merderet crossing. He thought at...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS . He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he discovered...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard the submarine USS Sea Dragon.]...
Herbert Heilbrun is happy he made friends with John the Tuskegee Airman. Heilbrun had yet to visit the National World...
Warren Schmitt and Ted Paulch were in the same hospital [Annotators Note: after they both survived the Malmedy Massacre...
James Livaudais remembers certain names from his combat experience very vividly. Not all of them are mentioned in...
James Livaudais saw a man named Oseroff killed. That was the first combat death that Livaudais witnessed. He merely...
Fred Hirsekorn was drafted in early 1943. After induction at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas he was sent to Camp Campbell,...
Frank Buschmeier feels like he owes his life to the men who flew the plane and he owes his life to the durability of...
Donald Bryan’s last kill was an Arado234. Years later it was discovered that the German pilot flying that plane was on...
While in combat in the Normandy's hedgerow country, an entire patrol from John Witmeyer's unit was killed by a German...
One night, the battalion command sent John Witmeyer on a patrol behind German lines. Witmeyer took six other men out on...
The fighting around the La Fiere bridge and the village of Cauquigny was intense and Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
The uniform pants Walter Barnes wore were baggy and the jackets hung out. The uniform was made of a canvas type...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
[Annotators Note: this segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to give a statement in a certain way...
Herbert Heilbrun was not working the day Pearl Harbor occurred. On that Sunday morning he was at a restaurant and...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Eventually the German fire lifted, and Darold Rice and his men moved on. They later caught a German convoy at a bridge...
Richard Higgins was not on Bloody Nose Ridge but he was close it. Another man Higgins had great respect for was Red...
When Grant went out for his operation, he and the guard rode a streetcar into town then boarded another one that took...
Robert Walter had 40 men under him during the Battle of the Bulge. He never had a problem with that. While he was in...
David Yoho remembers the huge fleet off Okinawa and the explosion of an ammunition ship. It had been attacked by a...
Roger Shaw decided to be a doctor after his service because he wanted more education. He quickly finished his...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...
Tokuji Yoshihashi returned home in June 1946. The colors for the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team...
Romus Valtin Burgin worked with a contact officer from the VA named Frank Mallory when he returned to Texas. Burgin...
[Annotator’s Note: Pena begins mid-sentence] William Pena was commissioned as an officer in the army and reported to...
Darold Rice was born in Flint, Michigan, in 1925. During the Great Depression, Darold’s father worked in the Chevrolet...
Norman Hatch received his orders to the 5th Marine Division while he was still in the United States as his...
Kelly Kuwayama's official name is Yeiichi but everybody calls him Kelly. Kelly's first sergeant gave him the nickname,...
In July of 1944, John Witmeyer and his men were some of the first American troops to cross the Seine River in France....

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