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Blanchard was still feeling the effects of the smoke inhalation when he was in Honolulu. He dealt with this injury for...
Paluch has pictures of the Malmedy Memorial. He does not think about the massacre that much anymore. He has other...
The only benefits they were eligible for was housing and medical benefits. The WASP [Women’s Airforce Service Program]...
They landed in Sicily at a little town called Gela. It was still dark when they landed and the Germans were shooting at...
Tenney did not believe the photo he saw of the Japanese soldier in Hollywood star and started laughing at it. The...
Charles Bishop stayed with the Piranha [Annotators Note: USS Piranha (SS-389)] to put her out of commission since he...
The Rangers detrucked in Kleinhaus at about 2:00 o'clock in the morning of 7 December 1944. Then they marched a couple...
Robert Christie notes that the armored tank units worked with the armored infantry. One of the residents at Christie's...
The patients McNeil treated were good and were grateful for every little thing the nurses did.The nurses would sit and...
James witnessed one of the atomic bomb blasts at Bikini Atoll after the war. That is how he realized how the war really...
The French Foreign Legion decided to fight with the Allies. Charles Scheffel stayed in the tunnel in Algiers that night...
Kanaya felt that living during the Depression years and learning to live under those conditions, working and living on...
Erickson had supportive parents. They were worried about her, especially after Claudia passed away. They were happy...
Michael Cokinos was only in charge of Russian prisoners for a short amount of time. The Russians were prisoners of the...
Giles Bacon visited the military cemetery at Honolulu years after the war. It is a beautiful memorial. One of the men...
McClellan did not keep in touch with any of the men he served with after the war. He never attended any reunions. He...
When they got to the Marshall Islands they had to go over the side of the ship; that was a hard thing to do. He did not...
The most significant thing to occur during the Battle of Midway that allowed for American victory is up for debate....
When the ceremony was over [Annotator’s Note: the Japanese surrender ceremony on 2 September 1945] the sky was filled...
Oscar Johnson was in Moosburg until General Patton came in and rescued them. It was quite a day. They could see shells...
They were interrogated in Frankfurt. They were only supposed to tell them name, rank, and serial number. A German...
One could fire automatically from the hip. The M-1 could get muddy, wet, and whatever else and it would fire. The...
Leisey recalls having to do sponge ball therapy so he could build up the strength up in his hand. He has problems...
Miller Lampell, who had written a radio program, was assigned by the New York Herald Tribune to write Ben Kuroki's...
The Wagner's hosted a student from Egypt and learned a lot about his religion.She feels that many people don't like...
Italy was different fighting then North Africa. In North Africa it was mostly wide open plains with rolling hills. In...
Chuck feels that a lot of veterans have embellished their prisoner of war experience. He felt as if it was not that bad...
Malarkey went to Normandy, France to meet with the family who owned the farm where he had fought on D-Day. The family...
For Hurd, the most difficult part of the war was crossing the beachhead onto French soil because they didn't know what...
Leahr believes that young people should be taught about what men like him went through. The racism and segregation he...
Inouye respects the United States because they were able to say after the war that it was wrong that Japanese-Americans...
Barfoot has returned to Italy and France, but not back to Vietnam. He went all over France and Germany. He returned at...
When McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work and activity was based around survival. The men would improve their living...
James Nerison was sent home because it was his turn. After a year men in his outfit were sent home for a 30 day...
Blonder remembers the events of the "Lost Battalion" [Annotator’s Note: 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry, 36th Infantry...
Yellin went to see Doris, but his name was called to go on an airplane back to New York. A Lieutenant Colonel gave...

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