Reflections

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Richard Ford had a carbine which was made by Remington. The barrel still had factory markings on it. Every now and then...
Brooks was just past 20 years old when he first entered the Navy. When he came back home it was like coming back to...
Pomroy tells the story of how he and Bill Hollman became friends. He was on Guadalcanal for five months and Peleliu for...
Yellin recalls how he had a close call with a fellow pilot. From that point on Yellin did not trust that man and would...
Baumgarten relives what he was thinking while he was in his landing craft coming up to Omaha Beach. He said all the men...
Karr found out from the Laffey's newsletter that one of his buddies had fallen and broken his hip. Karr did not go to...
Interviewer asks Delewski if his experience on the Laffey changed him. On the day that all of this happened [Annotator'...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
William Disanza worked in the office for Falcon Buick. His job was to be the follow up guy. He would contact the...
Lynn Compton does not remember when he went back to Normandy for the first time but realized war is fought on normal...
The end of the war was approaching. Baum went to the command platoon, to Abrams, to get permission to rejoin the troops...
When they landed in England, Charles Scheffel had been shuffled around as an officer in the regiment. He was all over...
Mervosh believes that it is very important to continue to study and learn about World War II so that future generations...
They also knew through a radio set that they had that the Rhine River was under siege. They were aware that the...
During the last few days of the war there was very little action. Most of the Germans were figuring out a way to...
Baptiste would be watchful. There are countries and people who want to see this country go under so he believes that we...
Alexander Jefferson worked in the post office when he returned home from war after school. Jefferson discovered his...
Bailey feels that war should be over with. His division fought the Chinese in North Korea. Young men are fighting today...
Deen remembers the fear that was prevalent among the replacements, yet they responded when it was time to fight. He...
One of Crump’s friends was on watch on a ship that was torpedoed. Crump’s convoy had about 35 percent casualties. The...
Many years after the war James Goodrich went back to Iwo Jima. The visit helped him a lot with his own feelings about...
After the war, James Smith had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. He got a job before he was even discharged from...
The war changed John Luckadoo’s life pretty drastically. He matured rapidly when faced with going out every day and...
Richard Ford had 180 men in his company with six officers in his LCI [Annotators Note: Landing Craft Infantry] on D Day...
Church was able to keep his wits about him during his prisoner experience because every man he was with was in the same...
William Disanza's business lasted over 30 years. The war did not change Disanza drastically. He was in the Civilian...
To Mann, Dachau was a major example of man's inhumanity to man.Maybe future generations can handle more effectively,...
There was 1 company of tanks, 1 company of infantry and a company for support. Kanaya is not sure how they did it, but...
Recently Hairston went to artillery OCS [Annotator’s Note: Officer Candidate School] to learn how today's generations...
The discipline in the Marine Corps helped to make Deen’s life successful. He is glad that he went through it and the...
James Smith feels there are parts of World War 2 that can be pretty instructive to the future. He believes that with...
There were two black soldiers at the door yelling that the Germans were coming. Lyle Bouck and Kriz [Annotators Note:...
Richard Ford recalls one time when they got a bunch of replacements. He thought those guys were something else. Four or...
Church recently made a trip back to Guam and laid a wreath down at the monument for the soldiers killed there during...
William Disanza is not positive about everything but he thinks the Great Depression could never repeat itself. Disanza...
Baum recalls the POWs at Hammelburg and the concentration camps victims they encountered. They brought their...

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