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Inouye realized that there were problems in every state. Segregation in the south was a problem. He was confident that...
Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around the 2nd of January, 1944. They moved out of...
Blonder remembers Marty Higgins sent a sergeant and 35 men back to battalion headquarters for supplies and to see if...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
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...
Currey recalled combat along the Siegfried line as being like combat anywhere. They are shooting at you and you are...
They moved to Palermo. They did some road work there and tried to catch up with the infantry.Fortunately, they were not...
They left Fort Dix in October 1943. They sent their families home.They went to Europe on a liberty ship. The whole...
Lomell and the rest of the 2nd Ranger Battalion loaded the channel steamers a day or 2 before what would become D-Day [...
[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...
Baum recalls that Jewish men did not receive the recognition that the other soldiers did. It was not as bad for the...
Some of the units that formed on the east coast took the Panama canal to the west coast. When they got to San Diego...
Another torpedo came and hit the USS California [Annotator’s Note: during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor]. Another...
Richard Candelaria credits the 8th Air Force for never having been turned back on a mission by enemy action. Enemy...
Childers got ten days leave and went to visit family down in Los Angeles, California.When they returned to Pearl Harbor...
The 3rd Infantry Division assimilated all of its regiments into the 3rd Division's headquarters at Fort Lewis,...
[Annotator’s Note: James Carrington enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1939 and spent two years in China...
Louis Zamperini thought that the mission [Annotator's Note: to bomb Wake Island] was a piece of cake because they were...
Malarkey's group did not have pathfinders to identify the drop zone. Their pathfinders had gone down in the channel [...
Sakato recalled that they took that hill finally and had to take a few others [Annotator’s Note: during fighting in...
The company that Inouye served in had the highest number of casualties with 42. Even the band was cut in half. In...
Barfoot recalls difficult times when they landed in Southern France, he was the Platoon Leader and had been promoted to...
On 16 December 1944, the Germans started the biggest battle of offensive fighting in the world's history, the Battle of...
Richard Duchossois and the 610th Tank Destroyer Battalion were attached to the 80th Infantry Division at the time of...
Blonder was sent to a hospital in Illinois for his trench foot. He remembers another incident regarding his trench foot...
Joseph Hochadel and his squad started down the road and a German tank began to shell them. It was traumatic and they...
John Rogers enjoyed the Air Force officer that served with them. He was always able to locate a chicken to eat. It was...
Currey picks back up on his Medal of Honor action story from the point in time right after he fired on the tank with...
Lomell and Sgt. Keuhn [Annotator's note: spelling unknown] kept advancing forward, but as luck would have it, within...
John Vessey landed in Oran and went immediately to [Annotators Note: unsure of town he says], 50 miles or more out of...
Michael Doi did not experience and maltreatment or racism even when he went to the South but his daughter did. After...
In basic training David Dennis went to school first. His basic training was the normal marching and learning their gun...
In the first days of June [Annotator's Note: June 1942] Donald Hoff and his fellow airmen were getting nervous,...
Richard Greer served as a machinegunner in Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. During...

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