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Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
William Epperson received two Purple Hearts for being wounded. Epperson felt strongly that women in the service would...
The barracks Charles Womack and the other Marines stayed in when they were on Pavuvu the first time were still there...
Jack Houston and a buddy who had been cut by a bayonet stayed in their hole for a while. Houston had a buddy named Joe...
When they left Clark Field, Harold DeForest's Company A [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th Infantry...
After recovering from his wounds, John Caponigro found out that his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion...
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
In February [Annotators Note: 5 February 1945] Daniel Farley and the 5th Rangers got word to assemble in a certain area...
After being wounded by a mortar round Rothacker Smith, his sergeant and another soldier wounded during the German...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...
Arthur Pendleton went to Pavuvu after Cape Gloucester. There, he dealt with a bout of appendicitis which almost killed...
George Morgan told his parents about his wartime experiences. He told them about being wounded in the invasion of...
Monty Joe Boitnott was wounded when he was bringing supplies on a mule and a mortar shell hit the path. The mule went...
After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
During the second day of combat, John Caponigro went into the same area [Annotator's Note: near Saarbrucken]. This time...
Earl Tweed was wounded once during his service. That was in the 11 November [Annotator's Note: 11 November 1944] attack...
Frank Mancuso crossed the Volturno River prior to Monte Cassino. His unit gathered in a courtyard to refuel their...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
Robert Kelso's unit had pulled up near a railroad track and dug in. He had heard that some of the guys went to a...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Darold Rice reached the peak of Hill 122 and had gone to ground to wait for further orders. While lying there, a German...
Cleston Stell arrived in France where he joined the 80th Infantry Division in St. Avold. He was assigned to Company G,...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
After the Battle of the Bulge Tom Quigley was taken out of combat and sent to a hospital due to an injury to his back...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
During one impending Japanese air raid, John Alison jumped into the group commander's upgraded airplane and immediately...
Samuel Spector was shipped to Burma and its jungles. He was among the first individuals to carry into action the...
John Alison’s duties also resulted in him being a glider pilot despite never having flown one before. He flew a glider...
Martin Carmody took a course that would be parallel to the island. He made a good landing in the ocean but the force of...
Gerhard Franzky was a member of the 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg. Franzky was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1925....
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...

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