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Franklin Denius had taken artillery training in the ROTC at the Citadel and wanted to be in the artillery. He got his...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
Bernard Friedenberg fought in the Battle of the Bulge in late December [Annotator’s Note: December 1944]. Friedenberg...
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...
During the Battle of the Bulge, glider infantryman Clinton Riddle rode into battle on a tank during the American...
William Pena recalls the situation in the Ardennes before the Germans arrived, how they laid tripwires and mines. They...
James Weller knew something was going on while he was near the German border. The OPs [Annotator’s Note: outposts] and...
Tom Quigley remembers how one night before they blew the pillboxes, he and some other men were watching what they...
Arthur Seltzer was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle began in December 1944. It was cold and...
Byron Othello Wilkins experienced the artillery barrage around 5:30 in the morning [Annotators Note: on the morning of...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
Abe Milkis was called up soon after finishing high school. After being drafted, he found himself on bivouac in a tent...
Russell Hoff was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in October 1924. After a year, the family moved to Willow Grove,...
Charles Coolidge was born in August 1921 on Signal Mountain, Tennessee where his family spent the summer months. The...
James Matthew Weller was born in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana in July 1922. Before the war, he attended college....
Wayne Pierce grew up in the small farming community of Polo, Illinois. He was drafted in June 1941 six months before...
Before Arthur Seltzer was drafted into the Army, he had received multiple letters of commendation from the Army Signal...
Harry Quinn entered Camp Shelby in September [Annotator’s Note: 1943] and stayed there for about a week. From there,...
Josephine Reeves was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 1919. Growing up, Reeves attended the West Catholic...
Joseph Hairston ended up going to artillery school. The rest of the Army was segregated, however, OCS [Annotator's Note...
Ed Rendelman’s first military assignment was in Scottsville, Illinois for a few days. He then went on to Fort Lewis,...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was born in January 1923 in Pasadena, California. He was one of five children. Times were tough for...
In February [Annotators Note: 5 February 1945] Daniel Farley and the 5th Rangers got word to assemble in a certain area...
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
Monty Joe Boitnott was wounded when he was bringing supplies on a mule and a mortar shell hit the path. The mule went...
Frank Mancuso crossed the Volturno River prior to Monte Cassino. His unit gathered in a courtyard to refuel their...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
Robert Kelso's unit had pulled up near a railroad track and dug in. He had heard that some of the guys went to a...
Byron Othello Wilkins was given an automatic rifle after they cleared the foxholes on the hill. All the men had M1...
Byron Othello Wilkins left the infirmary and was placed on a farm where there were a lot of British and various other...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] When the war...

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