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Keith Kiefer was born in January 1957 in Longview, Texas. In school, he did not get taught about World War 2 until...
Captain Hunt [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps Captain George P. Hunt] was no longer in command of K Company [...
In September or October 1944, Robert H. "Bob" Harris left India to return to the United States. He completed 150...
Carey Suratt left the Navy when his enlistment time was completed. In 1950, someone recommended Suratt join a new Army...
Earl Ervin Clark and the 10th Mountain Division were returning by sea when they heard about the United States dropping...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Carolyn Bridgforth what the letters exchanged with her husband while he was at...
Fiske Hanley II, a Special Prisoner of the Kempeitai [Annotator's Note: Kenpeitai, also called Kempeitai; military...
Arthur Smith and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 13 (MTBRon 13)] set up their shore base in...
Fernando Serna was liberated from a prisoner of war camp after the war. He was treated by doctors and nurses following...
For Charles Balaza, flights of American planes over the prison camp foretold the oncoming victory. The end was near....
Returning to his memories of the prison camp, Robert Lents said it was about 25 July [Annotator's Note: 25 July 1945]...
When the atomic bombs were dropped, Fiske Hanley and his fellow prisoners were totally unaware of the events, but...
Carroll Knutson and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were liberated by Patton [Annotator's Note: US...
Dale Smith was aboard the USS Proteus (AS-19) 99 percent of the time. They had movies and a huge mess hall. If no...
Victor K. Carman was happy to be assigned to his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Cabot (CVL-28)]. Some sailors were sent to...
The ship would reposition at Ulithi [Annotator's Note: Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands]. Occasionally, Japanese planes...
The war changed Bernard Smith's life like it changed everybody's. It is a different world. Up until 1945, and the...
James Gooch had an ice box on the outside porch. It was his job to put a signal out on the window, so the ice man knew...
Herbert Yudenfriend took classes [Annotator's Note: from the United States Armed Forces Institute or USAFI]. The...
Edward Gerrits was in Pratt, Kansas [Annotator's Note: Pratt Army Airfield, now Pratt Regional Airport, in Pratt,...
David Lehigh was friendly with officers and enlisted men. One of his friends was flying over Saigon [Annotator's Note:...
Robert Stoop went by ship to Milne Bay, New Guinea. They [Annotator's Note: Stoop and the 263th Ordinance Medium...
Louis Block had to serve KP [Annotator's Note: kitchen patrol or kitchen police] duty for 30 days when he got to Hawaii...
Catherine Long lived in a barracks with four other WAVES [Annotator's Note: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
Bryon Oliver boarded a ship in Norfolk, Virginia. Twenty one days after passing through the Panama Canal, Oliver was at...
James Lee says censorship was the worst thing about martial law [Annotator's Note: after the Japanese attack on Pearl...
Lily Sawada had a very innovative father. He determined that it was time to leave [Annotator’s Note: the Japanese-...
Eugene DiSabatino arrived at Los Alamos and discovered that it sat on top of a mountain. In order to reach the entry to...
William Winter was at Fort McClellan for four months, after which they were assigned to Army units. In October 1944, he...
[Annotator's Note: Ittsei Nakagawa was in a factory in Hiroshima, Japan when the atomic bomb exploded above the city on...
Harris H. Levee reported to the University [Annotator's Note: Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago,...
After cruising around the Marshall Islands, James Moshovitis' crew was repairing the Higgins boats [Annotator's Note:...
While she was in boot camp, Verna White's daily routine started at five in the morning, followed by calisthenics and...
Henrietta Harkness [Annotator's Note: an Army nurse with the 24th Evacuation Hospital] was sent to Nijmegen, Holland...
Betty Peak's husband got his early training in Victorville, California on the edge of the Mojave Desert. There were...
Joyce Sherman had a pen pal. She had a cousin who was an Army nurse stationed in Italy and was corresponding with a...

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