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After the war, James Allen lost contact with many of his friends from the war. He was busy with college and did not...
After Orville Bethard was discharged he used his GI Bill benefits to take classes at Compton Junior College for a...
Louis Conter returned to the United States for night fighter training. When he received his commission in New Guinea,...
Calvin Barrick was transferred to the USS Searaven [Annotator’s Note: USS Searaven (SS196)] which was an older...
Walter Nelson went into the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. It was just about the same time that...
Robert Swan did not select going into patrol planes. Everybody asks for fighters when they go through flight school....
James Gaffney reviews the crew and officers of the PT Boat he served on in World War II. Some were good and some not so...
James Gaffney experienced no problems with leaks on his PT Boat. The boat construction was tight enough that it did not...
James Gaffney got into trouble in Cartagena [Annotator’s Note: Cartagena, Colombia]. Some of the crew was driven in a...
James Gaffney discusses the details of the type of torpedo used on the PT Boat on which he was assigned as a crewman....
James Gaffney reveals how the PT Boat reacted to rough seas. Included is an explanation of how the bilge pumping system...
James Gaffney’s assessment of the John Wayne World War II movie entitled "They Were Expendable" was that it was mostly...
James Gaffney was once allowed to buy a case of beer after an announcement that there was an excess supply. Each sailor...
Billy Grieves watches movies like Run Silent, Run Deep religiously. He feels that they are more Hollywood than reality...
[Annotator's Note: Emil Schoonejans served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Burrfish (SS-312), and was rated a...
Emil Schoonejans was born in 1925 in West Hoboken, now Union City, New Jersey. He lived in Union City until 1942 when...
Louis Conter started to talk to school students about Pearl Harbor in 1991. He and other Pearl Harbor attack survivors...
They [Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher and his rear seat gunner George Fergusson] were taken to a sick bay in the bow [...
World War II changed John McCarthy and his life tremendously. Without the war, he might have been a factory worker....
William G. Roy is proud of his role in the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway. He thinks that the...
George Morgan was surprised by the things he did in the Navy. Looking at it from an advanced age, he knows it was a...
Joseph LaNier tells others to take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself. He rose to be vice-president of...
Being a submariner prepared Billy Grieves for his career as a firefighter. After seeing the worst, everything else is...
John Nicholas fought in World War 2 because the guys before him had signed up so he had to do so also. He had to fight...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
Catherine Long had her most memorable experience in World War II when the armistice was signed. She served because of...
Fulton Taylor used the GI Bill to help pay his tuition for college. He graduated from Louisiana State University in...
Fred Bergeron was waiting for a battle like Midway. He was very upset at what had been happening to them. He saw the...
Curt Simmons is trying to get the D-Day Museum [Annotator's Note: The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana]...
William Leibold never stopped believing that he would make it home to his wife. The reunion with his wife on his parent...
Louis Conter saw the Second World War as an unconditional victory. Today's world is different. We should try to knock...
Robert Templet feels that the youth of today may not be as interested in World War 2, or even protecting their liberty...
Jack Thornhill and the interviewer have just been reminiscing. He can remember things that happened to him when he was...
Lloyd Duncan feels that the veterans of World War 2 and Korea received the respect and appreciation they deserved....
John McCarthy reached Pearl Harbor on his ship [Annotator’s Note: the repair ship USS Laertes (AR-20)]. They waited...

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