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Vernon Baker retired in Idaho. One day he got a call from Professor Gibran at Shaw University. He asked what Baker knew...
Kalil does not know what happened to the P-47 pilot. The airmen were taken to a different camp from the infantry. He...
Richard Ford notes that they really got nailed at the Elbe River. They moved up to an area one afternoon and the next...
For Robert Murphy, returning to Sainte Mere Eglise and making the annual jumps was for his comrades. The guys he served...
They [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] let some of the Red Cross packages go to pot. They would put them in store house...
Yellin went to witness the ceremony in 2006. He met a few different Japanese soldiers and American military personnel...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with John Rogers and the interviewer chatting about Belgium.] John Rogers was all...
They decided to take the treasury from the organization and put it towards charity. They were also going to set up a...
Quintana believes that it is important that people continue to study and research World War II however he does note...
Peterson doesn't know how the war changed him.He has his own views on how things should be. His wife gets on him about...
Renstrom and Amagony [Annotator’s Note: unsure of spelling; on Iwo Jima] looked at each other and gave each other the...
Mack is the chaplain of the Sixth Marine Division Association. He notes that the ranks are getting very thin. The...
Frank Stewart shows the interviewer a photograph that was taken at the naval hospital in San Diego. Bob Day had also...
After the battle they headed to the Aleutians. At this time they had a full air group after adopting guys from Bombing...
The last thing Richard Greer and his fellow Marines did before leaving Guadalcanal was to dedicate a cemetery in honor...
The Laffey escorted a ship named the Dashing Wave [Annotator's Note: SS Dashing Wave] all the way back to the States [...
By 1944 Harold Ward had added some stripes to his arm. Ward was transferred to an AK ship, a big liberty ship [...
Hawk feels that it important that there are museums like The National World War II Museum, so that people remember what...
James understands that movies are made so people think they are interesting. He understands that Hollywood adds its own...
Crain believes that it is important to have museums such as The World War II Museum [Annotator's Note: The National...
After Mervosh helped his wounded friends in the foxhole he realized that he had lost his hearing. Eventually after a...
Out of all the men Galloway knew and the men around him, no one was killed on the first day of the Bulge. Galloway met...
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...
Joseph Armanini discusses having bicycle races in the officer's club at Thorpe Abbotts [Annotator’s Note: the 100th...
Standifer tried to use a credit card on one of his return trips to Germany in 1996 and the man who he was trying to buy...
Shames says that Bastogne was very cold, and mostly the platoon executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...
The whole world was at war. Rackley had to read about what was happening after the war because it was such a broad one...
The Monuments Men group totaled about 60 men when Ettlinger was a member. They continued to be in existence even after...
Richard Ford was pinned down by a German machine gun. He was up against a hedgerow so tight that he could not move. The...
They [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] called the officer over and told him that the war was over. About a half hour...
When asked about a general message about his service and war, Tarrant references Civil War General Sherman's quote, "...
When Peterson was in the service the guys he served with would get together and have fun. In Sicily they had a ball...
Renstrom discusses what it was like to train soldiers. One time he witnessed a soldier giving bayonet instruction to...
Mack was going to bring his carbine home with him. He put it in his sea bag and had all of his stuff packed around it....
Finally a jeep showed up with a lieutenant in it who told them [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] when...

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