Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO)

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Roger Shaw decided to be a doctor after his service because he wanted more education. He quickly finished his...
Walter Ehlers' life didn't end with his military service. He spent 29 years working for the Veterans Administration....
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 Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat...
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...
Dr. Roscoe Brown feels that Washington D.C. was an ambivalent city when it came to race. When they got to Virginia they...
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...
When Edward LaPorta was in North Africa they wore a combat suit. At night they put on heavier clothes because it gets...
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...
William Leo Spaetgens had his life changed by the Second World War. If a person could not work for something or pay for...
Erwin Blonder remembers the events of the Lost Battalion [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment,...
Dominic Martello thinks Kasserine Pass should be remembered as a screw-up. It was a mess. Generals got captured. In an...
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...
Edward LaPorta and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] got a lot of things done in the camp [Annotator...
Erwin Blonder recalls the tactics that the Germans used in France. They would use small scale hit and run tactics. They...
Erwin Blonder had no idea who was trying to rescue them, but as soon as the 442nd [Annotator's Note: 442nd Regimental...
Roger Shaw returned to the United States by way of Northern Ireland. The SS George Gayle sailed alone before reaching...
Charles Radford was put in a tent with a bunch of wounded guys after the surgery [Annotator's Note: after being wounded...
Van Barfoot has returned to Italy and France, but not back to Vietnam. He went all over France and Germany. He returned...
Lawrence Yatsu has attended some reunions over the years. He had joined his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 100th...

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