Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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After two different assignments on quartermaster duty in the United States, Rothacker Smith finally joined his...
William Blanckenburg realizes that taking four months to go 26 miles was not exactly a lightning attack. He took...
Lawrence Yatsu was in the eleventh grade when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. It was one of the worst incidents in...
George McGovern never really used his doctorate. After he finished, he ended up working for the Democratic party of...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Hairston served in the army as a forward observer with the 599th Field Artillery Battalion,...
Roger Shaw decided to be a doctor after his service because he wanted more education. He quickly finished his...
Rothacker Smith felt the joy of liberation sweep over him when he saw American soldiers hoist the Stars and Stripes...
Lawrence Yatsu got a medical discharge. He had been in the hospital for over six months when he got his CDD, or...
Tokuji Yoshihashi returned home in June 1946. The colors for the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team...
Walter Broll and his ship the Grace Abbott were in the harbor of Bari, Italy for two weeks before the attack took place...
Harley Reynolds and his unit disembarked from Sicily near the beach where they landed. There was a convoy on the way...
Walter Barnes and the other American forces in the area moved both during the day and at night. They were constantly...
After he was transferred from Camp Stewart, Georgia, Rothacker Smith went to Texas where he was assigned to a...
While Raymond Wells was in the hospital a driver picked him up and when he got back to his company they made him a...
Rothacker Smith had no idea that war was in his future on the morning of 7 December 1941. Smith was working in a corn...
Rothacker Smith underwent weeks of training amid a racially tense situation at Camp Stewart, Georgia. Smith was one of...
George McGovern also read the Stars and Stripes, the Bible, and various newspapers. He sent home most of what he was...
His job was to help get new men settled in, but Raymond Wells had a PFC to help him. Next there were orders to go to...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
For Harley Reynolds, it was extremely emotional going back to Normandy for the first time. Reynolds and the honorary...
When Albert Porche returned from the war, he had no expectations of being treated differently from the way he was...
T. Moffatt Burriss spent two and a half years overseas. The Waal River crossing [Annotator’s Note: during Operation...
The war changed Richard Field. Field was used to being away from home but nothing prepared him for combat. After he...
Raymond Wells’ younger brother was an armed guard on a Merchant Marine ship in the Pacific. Wells recognizes what a...
Walter Broll and the Grace Abbott left Bari the day after the attack. It appeared that the Abbott may have been the...
Roger Shaw returned to the United States by way of Northern Ireland. The SS sailed alone before reaching Ireland. Shaw’...
Lawrence Yatsu has attended some reunions over the years. He had joined his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 100th...
During one of his breaks in Sicily, Frank Mancuso wrote a letter that was never answered. When he came back to the...
Charles Coolidge went into Anzio during the day then started moving that night for a planned attack the next morning....
Roger Shaw was 22 years old when he returned to the United States. When he got back to the United States, he went up...
When Charles Coolidge was in Italy Patton did not mean a thing to him. Coolidge passed a vehicle with General Patton in...
Raymond Wells was by himself with a .30 caliber machinegun and took out three enemy snipers. He moved to San Pietro and...
Chaisson was born on 26 October 1924 in Thibodaux, Louisiana. He went to high school there and played football until he...
Early life for Radford was tough because of the Great Depression. He grew up in a family of eight including his parents...
[Annotator's Note: video begins with 19 seconds of silence then begins abruptly with Baker in mid-sentence.] Vernon...

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