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William Pierce went to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina following his tour in Hingham, Massachusetts. Because he had been...
As the American advance through the Pacific moved closer and closer to the Japanese mainland, enemy resistance grew...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
[Annotators Note: Robert Addison served in the USMC as a mortar man in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] Edson [...
[Annotator's Note: Norman Hatch served as a combat cameraman with the 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima.] On Iwo Jima,...
Arthur Jackson's first contact with the enemy on Okinawa was during a patrol. He volunteered for everything. He was...
Richard Witaker landed on Red Beach 2 on Easter Sunday, April Fool's day of 1945 [Annotator's Note: 1 April 1945]. The...
The Japanese had done a real job of planting all kinds of explosives [Annotator's Note: on Peleliu]. Arthur Jackson...
Fortunately, the boat Michael Mervosh was in did not get hit [Annotator's Note: by Japanese artillery fire during the...
Following the battle of Okinawa, Richard Witaker learned more about Japanese strategies and preparations for the Marine...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
Frank Pomroy arrived on Guadalcanal from New Caledonia after being left aboard the troopship George F. Elliot [...
Sidney Philips remembers explosions everywhere. Small arms fire everywhere. The total concern was for yourself. It is...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st...

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