Postwar career

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After he recovered sufficiently in the hospital, John Witmeyer was sent back to the front lines in January of 1945...
The Red Cross had to raise 75,000 dollars for the statue [Annotator’s Note: for a Red Cross memorial]. It was made by...
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...
World War Two changed John McCarthy and his life tremendously. Without the war, he might have been a factory worker....
Charles Fitts does not know what he would have been if not for the war. Before the war, Fitts wanted to be a left...
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
William Curtis believes that people should study World War 2 in the future because it is part of history. Curtis did...
When Richard Higgins returned to the United States he went to Quantico to drive a truck. He would drive civilians to...
Robert Harris appreciated being an American much more after his experiences in the Second World War. He had thought...
Frank Buschmeier and the others were loaded onto trucks the following day and sent to a local base. The guys were...
more missions after D-Day and then returned to the United States. He was in Milwaukie on V-E Day and in Louisiana when...
Kelly Kuwayama feels that the war changed him because he met so many Japanese Americans. It was the first time seeing...
Francis Dymnicki boarded a ship in England right after V-E Day [Annotator’s Note: Victory in Europe Day, 8 May 1945] to...
Masaji Inoshita asked for early retirement [Annotator’s Note: from the army]. He was told that he was needed. They were...
Esther McNeil grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania. She was the sixth of eight children.After going into nursing...
Hawk begins talking about how he refused to go to Washington D.C. to accept the Medal of Honor because he was tired of...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
Mr. Mack [Annotator's Note: Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr., or Connie Mack, manager of the Philadelphia Athletics for its...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with John Rogers and the interviewer chatting about Belgium.] John Rogers was all...
Renstrom and Amagony [Annotator’s Note: unsure of spelling; on Iwo Jima] looked at each other and gave each other the...
The last thing Richard Greer and his fellow Marines did before leaving Guadalcanal was to dedicate a cemetery in honor...
Jones believes that the raid was important and worth the risk and cost. After the raid the men just kept on going.Jones...
Baptiste feels that a lot of talent was lost by the navy segregating them. He used to talk to his officers about it.He...
When John Keema came home, he was by himself. When he left England it was the last time he saw of any of his fellow...
Theodore Finkbeiner does not know why his unit was pulled out of its positions. When they moved into their new...
In 1948 Lou Brissie went to spring training, after which he returned to Philadelphia to play the Phillies. After the...
On the 13 February of 1945, Baumgarten took his discharge papers to the Bronx County Courthouse. By 14 February, he was...
Renstrom discusses what it was like to train soldiers. One time he witnessed a soldier giving bayonet instruction to...
Delewski still hears from different people from the Laffey. After the war he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and got...
When William Disanza had to urinate he would take a knife and dig a small hole to urinate in. Disanza always noted that...
Lynn Compton remembers the death of Robert Kennedy. He jumped into his car to go to the DA's office because he knew it...
Hairston was sent to Randolph Field in Texas to learn how to fly [Annotator’s Note: after the end of World War II]....
Hanna wanted to return to the US through San Francisco but ended up coming in through Seattle.He was sent to Madigan...
James Goodrich was taken from Iwo Jima to a hospital on Guam. He was on Guam for about 12 or 13 days before being...

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