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James Odom was excited to travel into the unknown, leaving home on a Greyhound bus bound for Dallas, then taking his...
Robert Oplinger left Fort Pierce, Florida training [Annotator's Note: as a member of Underwater Demolition Team 21 (UDT...
Robert Oplinger joined the Navy, went through boot camp, and then was trained as a member of an underwater demolition...
Robert Curl entered the Navy never having been very far from home. It was to be a different experience for him. He...
Mary Edwards began working for the Army at Higgins Industries when she was 16 years old. She had finished high school...
John Raaen and his company [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 5th Ranger Battalion] had a mission to proceed to...
Around five on the morning of 6 June 1944, Eveline Peardon and her family were awoken by the sound of heavy artillery...
Waldeman Czaban received his draft notice soon after he graduated high school in January 1943, and left home for boot...
Leo Terrebonne was born in Westwego, Louisiana in 1923, the third of three children. Both of his parents were Cajuns. [...
Edwin Henlebin was born in 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri, and lived there his entire life, except for when he was in the...
James Weller picked the Army for enlistment because his father had served in World War I in a submarine. The submarine...
John Raaen and the men around him were ready to get on with the job that they were trained to do. They were tired of...
John LeBure went to work at Higgins Industries after his uncle suggested that he apply there. His uncle was a policeman...
George Joseph Bertucci and the USS Mississippi (BB-41) were first attacked by Japanese suicide aircraft in the Lingayen...
Walter Halloran spent his first night in France in an apple orchard [Annotator’s Note: Halloran had landed that morning...
Basil Woolf left Mers-el-Kébir and went to a place called Digelli. He left the landing craft [Annotator's Note: LCH-269...
Paul Amrod made a combat landing at Inchon, South Korea, where the occupation took place without a shot fired. His...
Joseph LaNier had a close call on Okinawa while driving a truck. The LST [Annotator’s Note: LST—landing ship, tank] was...
Robert Oplinger participated in several battles before Okinawa. It took three months for the United States for defeat...
Frank Kubiak went to North Africa with his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)]. They were on the receiving...
Arthur Staymates had crossed the beach and felt he had reached safety when he made it to the cliffs [Annotator's Note:...
Earl Tweed arrived in England and was assigned to the basic set-up of the 29th Infantry Division. He remained in...
Dave Severance was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July 1919. His family moved to Colorado when he was very young. He...
Robert Curl took part in Operation Tiger to practice landing operations at Slapton Sands in England. On the morning of...
Earl James Erion grew up in Waubun, Minnesota. He was a high school student and young farm boy before he went into the...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] felt the war was necessary in order to get rid of the Axis leaders. Miksa...
John Raaen and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 5th Ranger Battalion] drove toward Saint-Pierre-du-...
Robert Oplinger and the underwater demolition teams had to blow up enemy beach obstacles and coral reef obstructions...
After exiting the beach at Normandy, John Raaen and his men followed the hedgerows in case they would be fired upon....