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William Pierce went to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina following his tour in Hingham, Massachusetts. Because he had been...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot with Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in the...
Archibald Rackerby stayed in the Marine Corps after the war ended. He was not 100 percent after his injury. [Annotator'...
One night, Lois Meyer was coming back on base at Parris Island and was wondering where her husband was. There had been...
As the American advance through the Pacific moved closer and closer to the Japanese mainland, enemy resistance grew...
Lloyd Dendy and his brother went to Marine Corps boot camp in San Diego, California by train. When they arrived in San...
Next, Stanley Stewart was sent to Jacksonville Air Station [Annotator's Note: Naval Air Station Jacksonville] in...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in combat...
Arthur Pendleton does not remember who was in the hole with him [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of the Tenaru...
Charles Womack and every other Marine on the island were fully aware that they were headed for Japan after the fighting...
When Dale LeBlanc heard the news that the battle [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa] was over he was relieved. One...
Jack Houston returned to the United States around May 1946. He was discharged at the end of May or beginning of June in...
For Allen Tillery, returning to civilian life was not much of an adjustment because it happened so fast. He thought for...
Leo William Schmittgens remembered after all the firing ceased [Annotator's Note: after a firefight during the Battle...
William Lansford served as a machine gunner in the weapons platoon of Company E, 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on...
Frank Pomroy had decided to go on a third invasion regardless of whether or not he would be sent home. The Marines drew...
William Lansford continued training while he was in Hawaii waiting for the Raiders who had carried out the raid on...
The first of the three battles that stands out to William Lansford was at Asamana on 11 November [Annotator's Note: 11...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Jack Skaggs could tell the end of the war was coming by April 1945 when the 7th Fleet wiped out the shipyard in Osaka....
Prior to becoming the postmaster, Walter Bowsher had manned three inch antiaircraft guns. He was familiar with those...
While heading to the invasion of Iwo Jima, Richard Nummer's convoy of ships was joined by numerous ships at Saipan....
Norman Hatch, along with a group of other servicemen, boarded a train for Washington DC on a Sunday morning. Most of...
Thomas Kolesa was told to clean up his area and get everything ship shape. General MacArthur [Annotator's Note: General...
[Annotator's Note: John Stiles was stationed on Okinawa, Japan with Marine Fighting Squadron 312 (VMF-312) when the...
The platoon leader, company commander, and the battalion weapons officer approached Arthur Jackson [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
Sumner Whitten was admitted to the training program as a PFC. When it was discovered that he had a college education he...
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
David Heath was told the Marines could not use a man with a hole in his stomach, so he was shipped back to Camp...
After the war, Anthony Costa attended Junior College and Berkley [Annotator's Note: University of California at...
The barracks Charles Womack and the other Marines stayed in when they were on Pavuvu the first time were still there...
Jack Houston and a buddy who had been cut by a bayonet stayed in their hole for a while. Houston had a buddy named Joe...
Claude Shannahan's worst memories from Guadalcanal were largely from Bloody Ridge. With the Japanese approaching from...
Kenneth Killilea was climbing up a mountain on Saipan when he and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd...

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