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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...
Trinidad Ledesma did not go by the name Trinidad while on duty overseas. He found out Trinidad meant gay people 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...
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...
Samuel Jenkins stayed in touch with some of the men he met during the war. He kept in touch with Carlos Fernandez...
Byron Othello Wilkins was given an automatic rifle after they cleared the foxholes on the hill. All the men had M1...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with John Rogers and the interviewer chatting about Belgium.] John Rogers was...
There was a lot of segregation at the beginning but Lavenia Breaux had the impression that it eased up. Breaux believes...
Byron Othello Wilkins left the infirmary and was placed on a farm where there were a lot of British and various other...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] When the war...
Harold Baumgarten continues his description of American firepower [Annotator's Note: during the D-Day invasion of...

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