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[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Sergeant Elmo Bell and the men of Company C, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division repelled all...
[Annotator's Note: Norman Hatch served as a combat cameraman with the 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima.] On Iwo Jima,...
During the Battle of the Bulge, glider infantryman Clinton Riddle rode into battle on a tank during the American...
Tom Quigley remembers how one night before they blew the pillboxes, he and some other men were watching what they...
Sidney Philips remembers explosions everywhere. Small arms fire everywhere. The total concern was for yourself. It is...
When they attacked the Siegfried Line Fred Hirsekorn and his fellow soldiers knew they were attacking into Germany. On...
David Roderick knew the true goal was to capture Cherbourg at the end of the peninsula which took until 25 June. It was...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
Fred Hirsekorn's battalion [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] was made up of four...
A German force moved north out of Picauville toward Lieutenant John Marr's position and attacked in force with tanks...
David Roderick experienced a lot of shelling and artillery and snipers when he landed. D Day began at 6:30 in the...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Monty Joe Boitnott rested after Sened Station. The groups that were supposed to move toward the port did not make it...
Harley Reynolds was one of the first people under fire during the invasion of North Africa. Reynolds saw fighting on...
Harley Reynolds notes that a few of the wounded men were dragging behind. They made it to the trench area. They had men...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...
John Witmeyer led his platoon through a break in a concrete wall out into a wheat field after being assured by an...
Darold Rice and his men made their way over the sand dunes and passed by the bodies of several dead Germans. They came...
Harley Reynolds notes that when the sun went down that night fighters would sweep over German positions dropping flares...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Wayne Pierce returned to England after Normandy. The regiment stayed there until September when the paratroopers...
Harley Reynolds’s 2nd battalion was in Faid Pass when the Germans made an attack to penetrate their lines and take some...
Monty Joe Boitnott thought the strategy was ill advised at Kasserine Pass because they knew the enemy was coming. They...
On 1 April 1943 Raymond Wells boarded a troop train to New York where they went aboard a ship. His brother Irwin, who...
For John Marr it is paramount to relentlessly train military leadership based on the lessons learned from failed...
After Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the La Fiere causeway,...
Raymond Wells retired from the service in June of 1983. After retiring, Wells moved to Fort Worth, Texas but eventually...
James Livaudais saw a man named Oseroff killed. That was the first combat death that Livaudais witnessed. He merely...
David Roderick had to keep the lane open in Cherbourg for Patton and the 3rd Army. He also helped stop Hitler’s counter...
Charles Moore and his outfit flew many supply runs into France. [Annotator’s Note: Moore had returned to England with...
Fred Hirsekorn's first combat was in the Vosges Mountains. They moved so much and so fast that they all lost track of...
After darkness fell, Lieutenant John Marr began to lead the 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment back to...
Fred Hirsekorn's unit [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] had a tough time at...

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