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Once Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the bridge at La Fiere,...
Robert Freligh served during the war because he felt it was his duty. He was also 20 years old at the time and thought...
Arthur Killam kept up with some of the guys he served with in the US Navy during the war but never went to any of the...
Norman Hatch remained on Iwo Jima for the first 18 days of the battle. He was flown off on D plus 18. Hatch flew off...
Much of what William Blanckenburg is talking about is in his book [Annotators Note: Blankenburg authored a book titled...
Richard Higgins occasionally wants to forget what he has seen. Higgins remembers being on Cape Gloucester hiding behind...
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 he was separated from the Army, Ikari ended up in Los Angeles but he was a little lost. He had thoughts about...
[Annotators Note: The tape skips at the beginning of this segment. The segment begins with Robert Walter talking about...
Darold Rice stated “I grew up,” when asked by the interviewer how the war changed his life. He came back with a renewed...
Tom Quigley made his way home where he had to check in to a base camp back stateside. On the way home he stopped and...
Originally, when Frank Mancuso entered the army he was a Catholic. This changed when the Pope said they could not bomb...
Robert Williams takes the interviewer through his collection of photographs. He has pictures of the plane the veterans...
Josephine Pescatore’s unit would leap frog with 44th Evac Hospital. One group would work while the other rested. They...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
After paratrooper John Marr unexpectedly landed in deep water after his jump into Normandy on D Day, his first priority...
Norman Ikari believes that it is important that kids learn about World War 2 and American history. This history is long...
William Leibold has been contacted numerous times by groups attempting to research various things. Leibold noted how...
David Yoho remembers the huge fleet off Okinawa and the explosion of an ammunition ship. It had been attacked by a...
Norman Ikari’s days at Camp Ritchie were numbered. Ikari was sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He thought that was...
After the war George Griffenhagen went back to pharmacy school. He went to Fresno State for one year then went to the...
Byron Othello Wilkins saw men with different patches representing different divisions when he was captured. [Annotators...
Abe Milkis took a train home from New York. [Annotator’s Note: he arrived in New York after he returned from Europe...
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...
David Roderick was discharged as soon as the war was over. When he was home he had bad dreams and once he hit the...
Josephine Pescatore would do it all again tomorrow if she had the same kind of troops, which she is sure they are....
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...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
Robert Williams thinks it very important that museums and memorials commemorating World War 2 continue to tell the...
For Harley Reynolds, it was extremely emotional going back to Normandy for the first time. Reynolds and the honorary...
When Richard Higgins returned to the United States he went to Quantico to drive a truck. He would drive civilians to...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...

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