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Richard Scheerer was on the streets of Little Rock when he learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was...
Joseph Hairston ended up going to artillery school. The rest of the Army was segregated, however, OCS [Annotator's Note...
Donelson Houseman was born in Dallas, Texas in 1923 and grew up there. After graduating high school, he began classes...
For William Winter, basic training was different [Annotator's Note: different than his previous experiences at Ole Miss...
Norman Riggsby remained in the hospital for several months while his wounds healed [Annotator’s Note: he had first been...
David Olson attended field artillery school at Fort Sill right after his graduation from college [Annotator’s Note: in...
Ed Rendelman’s first military assignment was in Scottsville, Illinois for a few days. He then went on to Fort Lewis,...
John Raaen attended West Point. His father was a career officer who graduated from the Military Academy on 1 November...
John Rogers was fighting on Christmas Day [Annotator's Note: 25 December 1944] during the Battle of the Bulge. They...
Joseph Medicine Crow somehow enjoyed war. This is despite some opinions that war is terrible. War allowed him to commit...
Richard J. Field was born and raised in Upstate New York in the small town of Liberty. He lived on the outskirts of...
Joseph Yourkavitch was born in October 1925. He served in Company C, 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th...
Herbert Weatherwax was drafted into the military when he was 24 years old. He had a problem with alcohol while he was...
Rosemary Elfer was born in Grand Bay, Alabama in 1924 even though all of her ancestors were born in Louisiana....
John M. Roberts began to look for the wounded men in the group ahead of his but could not find them. They started to...
In February [Annotator's Note: 5 February 1945], Daniel Farley and the rest of the 5th Ranger Battalion got word to...
Lawrence Yatsu believes that World War 2 should be studied because it is history. He feels it is unfair that Germans...
Joseph Yourkavitch was captured on 16 December [Annotator's Note: 16 December 1944]. It had started out as a normal day...
While he was a prisoner, Dominic Martello was leaning over getting a head of cabbage when a German soldier came along,...
A day after William Garbo and his machine gun squad successfully ambushed a group of Japanese soldiers in a mountain...
Raymond VanDuzer was inducted into the service then sent to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was not sure what he wanted...
After being wounded by a mortar round Rothacker Smith, his sergeant and another soldier wounded during the German...
Jimmy Doi spent his first day in the internment camp [Annotator's Note: Doi was interned at the Gila River Relocation...
After being wounded, Richard Keller was evacuated to a field hospital [Annotator's Note: Keller was shot by a sniper...
Around three in the morning on 7 June [Annotator's Note: 7 June 1944] Harold Baumgarten saw an Army ambulance coming...
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...
Monty Joe Boitnott was wounded when he was bringing supplies on a mule and a mortar shell hit the path. The mule went...
After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
Lawrence Yatsu went to Naples then continued on to Milan. Yatsu does not recall much of his first night in combat. The...
During the second day of combat, John Caponigro went into the same area [Annotator's Note: near Saarbrucken]. This time...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Radford served in the Army as an infantryman in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 133rd Infantry...
Harold Baumgarten continues talking about his experience when he reached Omaha Beach [Annotator's Note: on D-Day, 6...

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