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Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...
As Lieutenant John Marr was taken by boat to American positions across the Merderet River from Timmes' orchard [...
Norman Ikari recalls Pearl Harbor very well. It was a Sunday morning and Ikari was sitting in his house in East Los...
Vernon Leopold arrived on the Belgium and German border at the village of Hünningen. They took over a farm house that...
Herbert Auerbach was a cryptographer. His duty was to take the Morse code messages from headquarters received by the...
Rosemary Elfer does not recall having any real issues while she was in the service. One issue that occurred at the end...
Robert Max realized this was now a struggle for life. Bogged down for short time at Saint-Lo, his troop took off by...
Edward Tipper was a member of a military group that received a tremendous amount of recognition. He was 18 or 19 when...
Antoinette Rinaldi [Annotator’s Note: maiden name] Underwood was born into a large Italian, Catholic family in 1920 in...
Norman Ikari was born in Seattle, Washington on 17 February 1919. His parents were Japanese immigrants. Life was not...
David E. Olson was born in 1919 in Alburnett, Iowa. He was of Norwegian ancestry. He was born with a twin brother and...
Ed Rendelman was born in 1919 in Detroit, Michigan. His family moved to southern Illinois six weeks after he was born...
Mort Walker was born in 1923 in El Dorado, Kansas. His father was an architect who built towns in locations where oil...
Zeno St. Cyr was born in 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri. Although his family was from New Orleans, at the time of St. Cyr'...
Harry C. Quinn, Jr. was born in 1925 near Brookhaven, Mississippi in Lincoln County. He grew up on a farm during the...
Opal James Grapes was born in Franklin County, Virginia in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She grew up on a farm...
Lawrence N. Brooks was born in 1909 in Norwood, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge. Most of his youth was spent near...
Frank Maresca was born in September 1925 in Jersey City. He served in Company F, 289th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry...
Dr. Hans Courant was born in 1924 in Göttingen, Germany and lived there until he was nine. He had one bother and two...
Julian Siebert was born in Westmoreland, Kansas in 1923. Growing up during the 1930s, he saw that everyone was hard up...
Rothacker Smith served as a medic in the Army in Italy during World War 2 where he was wounded and later captured by...
Norman Riggsby was born on 9 June 1925 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in a small town in Michigan near Detroit. It...
Staff Sergeant Bernard I. Friedenberg was with the Medical detachment of the 1st Battalion, 16th Regiment in the 1st...
Abe Milkis was born in 15 January 1924 in Philadelphia. He had one brother and one sister. His brother, Harry, was a...
Carl Peterson was born in Foraker, Oklahoma. He had three brothers and a sister and when his mother remarried he got...
Richard Scheerer was born in December 1915 and grew up in Kansas City [Annotator's Note: Kansas City, Missouri]. His...
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Lombardo was born in Calabria in Southern Italy in 1919. He grew up there until the age of...
Sidney LaPook was born in Bayonne, New Jersey in September 1918. His father had a store during the Depression. The...
James Livaudais was born in Jefferson Parish in Louisiana. He was one of eight children. There were six boys and two...
Frank Fontana was born in St. Louis, Missouri in August 1922. He grew up in St. Louis. He had one brother who was two...
Roy Uthes was born in June 1923. He had two brothers and two sisters. He grew up in a large home and was the youngest...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in the suburb of Cicero. Right...
General John Singlaub was born in 1921 in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Range of California. His grandfather...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and interviewee introducing themselves.] Raymond VanDuzer was...
Harold W. Berkman was born in Brooklyn, New York in February 1926. Florida has been his home since 1975. He has...

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