Interactions with superiors

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The 20th Engineers was the first unit to go into Bizerte. George Griffenhagen and his fellow engineers spent the first...
Richard O'Kane gave William Leibold a nice 35mm camera. O’Kane snuck it in the trunk of Leibold's car one day during a...
Charles Coolidge passed through Rome and went as far as Roccastrada where the Germans turned and surrounded the...
Some days after eliminating the machine gun position, Burgin and his fellow Marines faced another machine gun...
Wayne Pierce fought with General Gavin in Normandy. He and the airborne found him to be a god. In terms of Pierce’s...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
Charles Coolidge discusses his reunion with his family. When he got to Camp Atterbury he went to the Top Sergeant and...
Josephine Pescatore got to the evacuation hospital with nothing but a small handbag. She had no supplies like a mess...
William Dabney did not have to take a test to be in the barrage balloon battalion. The instruction was cut and dry and...
Right after George Griffenhagen and other members of the 20th Engineers removed the mines that were holding up Patton’s...
William Pena’s two sergeants were taken from him after one night and were transferred so he was given a new sergeant...
Harley Reynolds notes that when the sun went down that night fighters would sweep over German positions dropping flares...
[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...
The medics tagged Robert Williams with stating that he was suffering from combat exhaustion and he was brought to Omaha...
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...
[Annotator's Note: 1st Lieutenant John Marr served as a platoon leader in Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment...
Edgar Cole went to communications school and finished at the head of his class. He was automatically assigned to...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
Once Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the bridge at La Fiere,...
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
When the 2nd Marine Division shipped out from New Zealand, the men were vaguely told that they were going to make a...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Norman Hatch graduated from high school when he was 17 years old. He grew up in both Boston, Massachusetts and...
Romus Burgin was born in Jewett, Texas and stayed there until he graduated high school in 1941. He joined the Marine...
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...
Robert Williams was amazed that he was able to find his friend Joe's grave. Williams had Joe's army serial number and...
[Annotators Note: Robert Williams served in the army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company; 2nd Battalion. 506th...
Walter Barnes did not see much of a change in New Orleans when he returned after the war. Before the war he and his...
Harley Reynolds and his unit trained for Sicily on an incredibly rocky shoreline. The shore they actually landed on in...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] In the lock up...
James Livaudais knew he had really seen combat after the battle at La Fiere and the Merderet crossing. He thought at...
Captain Ben Schwartzwalder, Lieutenant John Marr's superior in command of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment...
For John Marr it is paramount to relentlessly train military leadership based on the lessons learned from failed...
After Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the La Fiere causeway,...

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