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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...
Schloss believes it is important to study World War II because of the immensity of the conflict and the diversity of...
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...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the USMC as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine...
Baum recalls the POWs at Hammelburg and the concentration camps victims they encountered. They brought their...
People in combat are people in combat. Hairston does not believe in women in combat. He is the father of 4 daughters...
The project by John Eisenhower kick started Lyle Bouck's initiative to contact his former comrades. Bouck has been...
Vernon Baker got out of the army on 28 August 1968, 35 years before the interview. He was 83 years old during this...
Richard Ford is able to watch World War 2 movies. Most of the movies in his opinion are a bunch of BS. They do things...
When Edward LaPorta was in North Africa they wore a combat suit. At night they put on heavier clothes because it gets...
Schloss lost her father and her brother. Her brother was a very talented young man, he was a great musician. She...
John Noack was able to keep a fair distribution system set up in his barracks to ensure everybody got a decent share....
Myers was discharged from the Navy as a Seamen Last-Class [Annotator's Note: either apprentice seaman or seaman 2nd...
Pendelton made a lot of friends and had a lot of fun. Right up to the end of his 4th year which he had signed up for he...
Baum goes on to discuss his career after the war. In 1948, he worked with the Israelis during that war. He advised them...
During that period, the Russian prisoners got along with the American prisoners. One of them made a cigarette case for...
Richard Ford believes that is important for people to know what happened during the war. A lot of people complain about...
John Noack was flown out of Barth, Germany and taken to a camp in France. They stayed there for about three or four...
There was sharp drop off and that is how they were able to put the destroyer right up on the beach. Myers could only...

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