Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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The fighting around the La Fiere bridge and the village of Cauquigny was intense and Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
Once the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment arrived at Casablanca, Morocco and set up camp, Clinton Riddle and his comrades...
The uniform pants Walter Barnes wore were baggy and the jackets hung out. The uniform was made of a canvas type...
They [Annotators Note: Tokuji Yoshihashi and the rest of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team] were in the town of...
Rothacker Smith and his comrades in the 366th Infantry Regiment prepared for combat and formed up in the city of Barga...
Roland Chaisson was in the 1st Division [Annotator's Note: US Army's 1st Infantry Division] in Company B, 16th Infantry...
Walter Barnes and his fellow infantrymen did a lot of walking. Some of the men were not used to walking that much and...
In addition to making him more alert, the war also improved Walter Broll's outlook on life. In meeting a former Me-109...
After completing 17 weeks of infantry basic training Tokuji Yoshihashi was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After two...
After two different assignments on quartermaster duty in the United States, Rothacker Smith finally joined his...
Erwin Blonder was trained as a Forward Observer. He began his military career in 1939. He was required to complete ROTC...
William Leo Spaetgens returned to Treasure Island near San Francisco after his leave at home. At that point, he was...
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,...
James Nerison had an upper bunk in the PT boat [Annotator's Note: PT-305] and he was not able to see out of the boat....
William Leo Spaetgens was changed by World War 2. He hated school with a passion. After making it to the tenth grade,...
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 [Annotator's Note:...
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...
Charles Radford was at Camp Claiborne [Annotator's Note: in Louisiana] in the 166th [Annotator's Note: 166th Infantry...
George McGovern also read the Stars and Stripes, the Bible, and various newspapers. He sent home most of what he was...
When Carl Peterson was in the service the guys he served with would get together and have fun. In Sicily they had a...
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...

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