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At 19 years of age, Murphy Burke witnessed the fight at Iwo Jima. He described the day as breaking grungy, with low...
Louis Conter arrived in San Francisco after his voyage from Hawaii. He took a train trip to Pensacola, Florida during...
Eugene DiSabatino was born in 1922 in Wilmington, Delaware. He grew up and attended school there. His family owned an...
Blanche Gangwere was 26 and over the minimum age of 24 when she joined the Red Cross [Annotator's Note: American Red...
John Nicholas experienced Japanese suicide attacks on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)]. A wooden...
George Joseph Bertucci and the USS Mississippi (BB-41) were first attacked by Japanese suicide aircraft in the Lingayen...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow learned from Alfred Tarski that although most of the RAND Corporation colleagues used game theories...
Clyde East was in Japan flying missions over Korea three or four weeks after the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. He...
Bernard Marcus was in the army reserves during the Korean War. He was not called up for active duty. The Defense...
In late April 1944 they [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] were put on...
[Annotators Note: George Wichterich served as a platoon sergeant in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 30th Infantry...
Donald Lindquist was an officer in the US Merchant Marine. After the war, he went to school for Business Administration...
On Guadalcanal, Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment faced some enemy air raids and naval...
In Iraq, John Alison spotted a B-25 [Annotator's Note: North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber] flying overhead. He...
Wesley Trindal had dreams about the war. He would dream that he was in it again and would keep the barracks awake while...
Mahlen Arledge left Peleliu after the battle for the island was won. His company [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd...
Cleston Stell saw that Germans had mixed feelings toward to the advancing Americans. The 80th Infantry Division took...
Russell Hoff never thought he would die in a prisoner of war camp. There was a secret crystal radio kept in the POW...
Harry Watson said describing life aboard a submarine can be confusing to someone who isn't qualified. Once qualified, a...
While James Newsom was aboard the Cole [Annotator's Note: USS Cole (DD-155)], he slept back aft by the engineers. That...
Donald Scholle was responsible on his submarine [Annotator's Note: USS Spadefish (SS-411)] for manning the conning...
C. Charles Collie found that he was right where he wanted to be while on his destroyer [Annotator's Note: he was the...
Thomas Amico was assigned to PT-155, which was one boat in a squadron of 12. The crew was friendly, in spite of being...
The Thresher [Annotator's Note: USS Thresher (SS-200)] had torpedo problems on most of her runs. Billy Grieves kept an...
Robert Huber believes that camaraderie is what kept the men in his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion,...
From Oceana, Virginia, Lloyd Duncan and VT-3 [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 3] flew patrols looking for German...
Eugene DiSabatino arrived at Los Alamos and discovered that it sat on top of a mountain. In order to reach the entry to...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Benjamin Carson had trained at Pearl Harbor in preparation for the raid on Makin Island. They boarded the submarines...
Delano Brister's grandfather had a barn on his property that was used once during a military training operation by a...
[Annotator's Note: James Allen served in the Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class in the submarine service and was aboard the...
Benjamin Carson volunteered to become a Marine Raider without even knowing what that duty entailed. He was soon...
The Army was in charge of the Fiji station where Ted Wiebe's group was being held, and although they clothed and fed...
Isabella Karle met her husband at the University of Michigan in a physical chemistry class. His undergraduate degree...
After five years in Denver, Enrique Cervantes was assigned to a new mission in Wichita, Kansas. A new airbase named...
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...

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