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Wayne McKinnon Gilmore was transported overseas on a ship making its first voyage. As they headed towards South America...
Landing on 1 April [Annotator's Note: 1 April 1945], Joe Clapper's platoon went into Okinawa right below Kadena, with...
Gerry Jones was born in September 1926 in Logansport, Indiana. His family was badly affected by the Great Depression....
William Cart thinks his most difficult mission was to Maloelap [Annotator’s Note: Maloelap or Maleolap Atoll, Marshall...
In civilian life, William J. Twigger had a dear friend who became an officer in the Navy. By stroke of luck, he wrote...
There were usually 24 planes in James Bazet's squadron [Annotator's Note: Marine Fighting Squadron 223 (VMF-223)], and...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Romus Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Arthur Pendleton made a lot of friends and had a lot of fun. At the end of his fourth year which he had signed up for...
Oscar Culp was able to write home during the time of his military service. The cost of postage has risen sharply over...
Thomas Francis Schicker and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine...
[Annotator's Note: Jacklyn Lucas served in the Marine Corps in Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 5th...
Ralph C. Franklin became an adjutant in Division Headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 3rd Marine Division]....
The first day Dale LeBlanc was ashore on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: LeBlanc landed on Okinawa on 1 April 1945] they...
Just about every day there was something amazing for Kenneth E. Stevens [Annotator's Note: with Company E, 1st...
James J. Hill enjoyed the swimming opportunities near his base when not in action. There were ideal conditions for it....
Thomas Kolesa got married. He went to Edwardsville [Annotator's Note: Edwardsville, Illinois] and his mother was crying...
When Mervin Jensen received his draft notice, he thought everyone else had to go so he would to. He went to Fort...
James Roland Westbrook enlisted in the Marine Corps in March 1943. He wanted to be a Marine even though his father, who...
[Annotator's Note: Don Daniels entered the service in February 1944.] When he reported on the last day of the month, he...
When James Wilson got off of Peleliu [Annotator's Note: the Battle of Peleliu, September to November 1944, Peleliu,...
Sumner Whitten would rent his car out for five dollars per night. Whitten took his graduation leave in New England then...
Marion Meredith Beal had a desk right next to the desk of Hashmark Johnson [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps Sergeant...
Verna White's first assignment was at Camp Pendleton [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur McHardy was stationed in Tientsin, China with the 1st Marine Division.] He was sent to guard...
On the way to China, the ship Raymond Loidolt was on ran into a hurricane [Annotator's Note: typhoon]. The ship was...
After leaving the Pacific, Lloyd Dendy was sent to the Key West Naval Operating Base [Annotator's Note: Naval Base Key...
Henry Quinton Pike was assigned to a gun on the USS Hornet (CV-8) to transport civilians to Pearl Harbor [Annotator's...
Bill Toledo was born in northern New Mexico. [Annotator's Note: The video glitches at a few points.] When he was a baby...
Frank Pantuso was born in November 1925 in San Antonio, Texas. He says his mother and father worked hard to support the...
Richard Nummer was born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He had five brothers and a sister, all of who were raised in...
Kenneth Killilea was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He grew up there for the most part. He also lived in Wellesley,...
Beverly Coleman Oates Rougas was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in February 1924. Life in New Orleans was wet and rainy...
Thomas Edward Pugh was born in June 1924 in Dallas, Texas, but grew up in Denton [Annotator's Note: Denton, Texas]. His...
Forrest Villarrubia was born in 1925 in Lacombe, Louisiana. Lacombe is on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, just...
Charles Brooks was born in Dallas, Texas. Life in the Great Depression was difficult. His mother had been widowed when...
Edward Bale was born in Dallas, Texas in 1920. He was the only child. His father was in the automobile tire business....

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