Postwar career

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[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Norman Hatch does not think of his experiences on Tarawa or Iwo Jima continuously. Rather, his experiences flood back...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Darold Rice says that soon after he was retired from the war and was taken to a hospital in Luxembourg. He ate, slept,...
Returning home and being discharged from the Marine Corps was bittersweet for Edgar Cole. At the time prejudice was...
Edward Tipper had his life improved as a result of his service in World War Two. He received a college education and...
Roger Shaw boarded another ship after his assignment as captain of the army transport. The ship had a radio operator...
Before the 5th Marine Division landed on Iwo Jima, Norman Hatch assigned all of the men in his camera outfit to various...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
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...
After coming back to the United States Raymond Wells took a train to meet his wife in Aberdeen, North Dakota. On the...
The medics tagged Robert Williams with stating that he was suffering from combat exhaustion and he was brought to Omaha...
Much of what William Blanckenburg is talking about is in his book [Annotators Note: Blankenburg authored a book titled...
It only took four days for the ship to cross the Atlantic. They landed in Boston and after going ashore Charles Fitts...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
James Livaudais knew he had really seen combat after the battle at La Fiere and the Merderet crossing. He thought at...
Warren Schmitt was one of 14 survivors from his battery [Annotators Note: survivors of the Malmedy Massacre]. All 14 of...
Raymond Wells retired from the service in June of 1983. After retiring, Wells moved to Fort Worth, Texas but eventually...
Darold Rice stated “I grew up,” when asked by the interviewer how the war changed his life. He came back with a renewed...
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Roy Boreen was stationed at the Section Base until 1943. After that, he was sent to...
Robert Kelso's unit was sent back all at one time [Annotator’s Note: Robert Kelso served on a gun crew with the 342nd...
Byron Othello Wilkins saw men with different patches representing different divisions when he was captured. [Annotators...
Edward Tipper continued his education after the service. He used the GI Bill to receive a Master’s Degree. He...
Roger Shaw decided to be a doctor after his service because he wanted more education. He quickly finished his...
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...
After he recovered sufficiently in the hospital, John Witmeyer was sent back to the front lines in January of 1945...
David Roderick was discharged as soon as the war was over. When he was home he had bad dreams and once he hit the...
[Annotators Note: The interviewer asks Cole if he felt serving in the Marine Corps prepared him for the rest of his...

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