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[Annotators note: Interview starts off in mid conversation about the format of the interview.] Richard Greer was born...
The river crossing [Annotators Note: the 20 September 1944 crossing of the Waal River in Holland during Operation...
Richard Ford notes that they really got nailed at the Elbe River. They moved up to an area one afternoon and the next...
They [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] had been given their parcels [Annotators Note: Red Cross...
Leonard Spivey noted that there was a lot of commotion when they were burrowing through the tunnel. Some of the guys in...
Iwo Jima as the worst place Dave Severance fought. They could not see the enemy. The terrain was rough and open. Living...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
[Annotators Note: James Goodrich served in the US Marine Corps as a machinegun section leader in the 27th Marine...
James Smith watched the battle [Annotators Note: the battle of Gavutu] from Tulagi. [Annotators Note: Smith gets off...
Richard Ford was pinned down by a German machine gun. He was up against a hedgerow so tight that he could not move. The...
William Lansford was attached to the 27th Regiment [Annotators Note: Headquarters, 27th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine...
Freddie Ohr found out it was that bullet that ricocheted off his helmet and went into the cushion. His leader made a...
Zawada said the POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] did not look that bad. He remembers that there were about...
Basilone [Annotators Note: Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone] and his guys went ashore in the third wave. William...
Leonard Spivey was at the airfield for a few days. They were at the airfield on V-E Day. All hell was breaking loose on...
They also knew through a radio set that they had that the Rhine River was under siege. They were aware that the...
Freddie Ohr went from Corsica Italy to Medina, Italy. They flew out of there on a short steel runway. They flew all of...
Leonard Spivey notes that the Germans managed to get all of the prisoners out before the Russians came. All of the...
There was 1 company of tanks, 1 company of infantry and a company for support. Kanaya is not sure how they did it, but...
Richard Ford recalls one time when they got a bunch of replacements. He thought those guys were something else. Four or...
Freddie Ohr made a dozen passes over the airfield. They went up to provide cover when the top flight went down. Finally...
They were able to keep their sanity because they knew the war was going well for them. Once the front line was going...
In late April 1944 they were put on special alert. They were put on trucks and were taken through Southampton to an...
Roosevelt [Annotator’s Note: General Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Jr.], from the 1st Division helped to train the men....
The 442nd RCT and 100th Battalion came together in Naples and that is when Sakato joined E Company. After camping at...
Arthur Jackson had been influenced by Marine pilots and wanted to fly. At the recruiting office he took the aviation...
Gonzales had a brother who was a guerilla who was caught by the Japanese and never returned. All they were able to hear...
Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around the 2nd of January, 1944. They moved out of...
[Annotators Note: Robert Murphy served in the army as a paratrooper and pathfinder in Company A, 1st Battalion, 505th...
John Rogers unit was stalemated for days in different places. St. Lo in particular was a tough assignment. They had a...
Gravois had had plenty of amphibious landing training. He also had a lot of combat training in boot camp. He did a lot...
At first, Paluch was attached to the 1st Army and was then transferred to the 3rd Army. When they got to the Hurtgen...
He notes that the training the Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Renstrom...
When Michael Doi and the rest of the 100th Battalion were on the French Italian border they were allowed passes to go...
On 23 February of 1945, Dave Severance recalls the battalion commander sending four men from Company F [Annotators Note...

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