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The Germans that Standifer met were as good as the American soldiers. The Germans may have been better earlier in the...
One of the guys in the group with Martello went and got a scalp from one of the Germans that crashed in the mountains....
Raymond Zager ended up joining an army chorus group to stay busy during his occupation duty. He travelled around and...
The military aide told Hershel Williams to take the envelope and do not open it as it was a court martial offense if it...
Leisey believes that the Marine Corps teaches one to be a giver as well. He sometimes wakes up in the middle of the...
Stegmeier thinks that it is important that we continue to study World War II. He once completed a survey stating that...
Swinney displays a hat from the 1940's with the V for victory emblem on the front of it. The V was very important to...
The guard spoke to Lyle Bouck in German and stuck the barrel of his weapon against Bouck's stomach. Bouck heard a snap...
Clinton Gardner notes that Elie Wiesel and his father were in the little camp at Buchenwald. Wiesel was in the camp...
Arthur Jackson believes that his first contact with the enemy on Okinawa was during a patrol action. He volunteered for...
Robert Shoens sent a telegram to his wife in Maine to let her know that he was coming home soon. There were a bunch of...
Yellin recalls that the Japanese were in the caves. One person described that the Japanese were not on Iwo Jima, but...
Rankin had his own plush Gooney Bird [Annotator's Note: nickname for Douglas C-47 "Skytrain" transport aircraft] in...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with John Rogers showing a map to the camera which has different code words on it...
The Captain told Tarrant that the Navy was going to be different one day. Tarrant told him no, that he already had...
Sherman went home after Washington D.C. After he was home, he went to Midland, Texas to be redeployed. However he was...
Currey talks to school kids, some of which are about the age he was during the war. He tells them that if the situation...
Barney Old Coyote and his brother were able to interview other Crows who served during the war in the late 1940s. They...
Yamamoto [Annotator's Note: Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet] did not receive...
Quintana did not mention events from the war too often; he talked about the war later in life. After he had his glass...
Henderson's outfit was hit by enemy fighters pretty heavy on one mission. His plane was not hit. It was a long mission...
Schmedemann doesn't exactly remember where the cannon company [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 38th Infantry Regiment...
John Vessey feels there are enormous lessons, not only military and strategic, but political lessons that we as a...
Jenkins has only been back to Belgium once. He said it was a very eerie feeling. They saw where their foxholes had been...
Mack has had a good life. He worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for thirty five years. He retired in 1981. His...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with Frank Stewart showing the interviewer some newspaper clippings that had been...
Holloman feels that the most positive thing that came out of World War II was in 1948 when President Harry Truman...
John Noack notes that it was a sad day when they returned to base. Everyone was down about it. Too many of the guys...
Air Group 98 was stacked with talent, in order to train and in order to be ready when they were needed. They got back...
Hawk says that the toughest 10 years of his life were after the war. He was trying to be the breadwinner, a Romeo, and...
The one thing that stands out the most in Milosevich's mind about the Battle of the Bulge was that he expected a bullet...
Crain watched about the first 10 minutes of the movie "Saving Private Ryan." He is normally able to keep his emotions...
As a medic, Kanaya had to treat the Germans like their own wounded. The medics would treat the American wounded 1st and...
Giles Bacon thinks it is very important that The National World War II Museum exists. History is not being taught well...
Yukio Kawamoto does not think he changed too much during the war. He was born in Berkeley [Annotators Note: Berkley,...
After the war, Wiley did meet the island chief's grandson and granddaughter. The relatives of the chief came to the US...

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