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Angus Lorenzen, his sister, and mother were still living in the now liberated Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila,...
Joseph Orlando knew he was a Marine immediately. In Basic Training they would be told they were better than any other...
When Joseph Orlando arrived at Saipan, part of his job was to bury the Marines that had been killed. Duties varied and...
Stewart "Stu" Bass was born and raised in Western Montana, about 20 miles outside of Missoula. He was the middle child...
In 1948, Richard Pipes began his teaching career because that was the course that interested him, and never thought of...
David Oreck was not part of the CCC [Annotator's Note: Civilian Conservation Corps] program as he was too young, but he...
Wim de Jonge worked in unsafe conditions in the coal mines of Japan. He was there for about a year. That was the...
Joy Skelton witnessed pamphlets being dropped on her prison camp. They told of the war being over. She always feared...
As a sophomore in college, Ray Snyder was put into the V-1 program at the University of Dubuque, which he referred to...
Robert Marovelli has written articles for the PT [Annotator's Note: patrol torpedo boat] organization. He described the...
In basic training, Norris Bucksell had a new lieutenant who would not give him a paycheck because his mustache needed...
Walter Bank used the G.I. Bill for graduate school at WPI [Annotator's Note: Worcester Polytechnic Institute in...
Alton Barnes remembers being posted on guard duty during a rainy night in the Philippines as a green soldier. In the...
Max Finesmith was a disciplined young man before his service. He worked through the Depression and at one time his...
Donald Long feels the combat that his father saw in France during World War 1 and that experienced by his brother on...
Robert Oplinger remembers receiving the first Japanese sword of surrender on the home islands as being his most...
John McCarthy reached Pearl Harbor on his ship [Annotator’s Note: the repair ship USS Laertes (AR-20)]. They waited...
Isabella Karle said that certain measures were taken to insure against radiation sickness, including the daily...
Fulton Taylor returned to California and reported for further assignment. He received a 30 day leave en route to his...
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
John DuBose heard little current war news while onboard the SS Frenchtown. They did learn shortly after the end of the...
Billy Michal was educated in a small town country school. He remembers scrap drives as being an important aspect of his...
Among his other responsibilities, Robert Gurr managed several newspaper routes during World War 2. As a paperboy, he...