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As Stanley Wolczyk departed the United States, he had no idea of his destination. The troops thought that they were...
Besides morphine and cigarettes, John Kerner also carried along scotch. Back in England, they were worried the Germans...
Norris Bucksell was in Italy during World War 2 as a litter-bearer in the 370th Regimental Combat Team, 92nd Infantry...
While in Burma, Herbert Auerbach saw American transport aircraft resupply Allied troops with airdrops. Bags of rice...
During his time in the China-Burma-India Campaign, John Hever rarely had contact with the local adults; but he did...
[Annotators Note: Fred Hirsekorn served in the army as a gunner, then tank commander, and finally tank platoon...
Being in charge of other people helped give Raymond Wells focus during combat and did not leave any time to be afraid....
William Larson always got caught doing something en route. After he was inducted at Fort Crook [Annotator's Note: now...
Herbert W. Ridyard was in high school when he listened to President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano...
Joe Pigott feels that the United States assumed it's position as a world leader as a result of World War 2, however,...
William King never experienced any discrimination while in the service. He never thought about it. He wrote home...
Kenneth F. Thomas's unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 322nd Medical Battalion, 97th Infantry Division] was sent to...
Ora Hicks has had an interesting life. If anything went wrong, she did not take it to heart. There is always another...
Mario DeCarlo recalls electrocuting himself when he attempted to install a light bulb in his pup tent one night. He...
[Annotator's Note: Chimes can be heard in the background throughout this clip.] Vernon Henry Moret says that being in...
John H. Cole was in Company M, 3rd Battalion, 381st Heavy Weapons [Annotator's Note: Company M, 3rd Battalion, 381st...
When Oran Harris' ship pulled into port in New Guinea, he walked ashore just to say he had been there. But he saw no...
Joseph Motil put the charge right against the door so it blew it in. There was a flame thrower operator with their unit...
Mahlen Arledge and the 81st Infantry Division were placed on ships that were destined for the island of Angaur. The...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams is a World War 2 veteran of the 101st Airborne Division and jumped into Normandy...
[Annotator's Note: Clarence Herbert Weatherwax served in the Army as a communications specialist in Headquarters...
For Vernon Leopold, being from a Jewish background was unpleasant in Germany as there had been latent anti-Semitism...
Alfred A. Johnson, Jr. was loaded into a ship at Naples [Annotator's Note: Naples, Italy] before the invasion at Anzio...
Donald Louis Duffy was not assigned to a unit until he was overseas and sent to the front line in Italy. There, he was...
There was not much going on when Lowell Hughes landed at Anzio, Italy [Annotator's Note: 22 January 1944]. The landing...
Van Barfoot and the 45th Infantry Division went on up into the mountains around 2 January 1944. They moved out of the...
Lester Hull does not recall when the German counterattack began. He remembers that while the battle lasted for six...
Floyd Dumas believes that they could have taken Rome if they had not been stopped. They were ordered to dig in and...
Monty Joe Boitnott was on tour [Annotators Note: on an overseas tour of duty] for 16 months. The only member of...
Clifford Smith was at home reading a comic book and listening to the radio on 7 December 1941 when the news of the...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
After getting the alert prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor that Hawaii may be invaded by sea, Clarence Herbert...
Byron Othello Wilkins was put on the front line again with his company. The sleeping holes were dug into the walls near...
John Rogers' unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division] was...
Leon Bass voluntarily entered the military. He was in a movie theater when he heard about Pearl Harbor [Annotator's...

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