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Carroll Harris and the 1st Platoon [Annotator's Note: 1st Platoon, 7th Scout Company (Provisional), 7th Infantry...
Harry Boughman said he wasn't scared. He had to concentrate on the job at hand. On the two occasions he was wounded, it...
Harry A. Donovan received the Purple Heart [Annotator's Note: a Purple Heart Medal is award bestowed upon a United...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
Vernon Brantley got a call that a German tank had been bypassed. He took a crew of four and some anti-tank mines and...
The night Arles J. Doss was wounded, the ambulance drove around without lights because the Germans could see them. Doss...
After being wounded [Annotator's Note: on 4 October 1944], Sol Lazinger was given morphine and brought behind the lines...
Michael Mervosh kept his binoculars in his pack the rest of the battle and he is thankful that he did. About a week...
After completing training, Robert Andry boarded a ship in New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] bound for...
When Frank Stewart's group arrived at the Tenaru River [Annotator's Note: actually, the Ilu River, on 21 August 1942]...
Harold Baumgarten continues talking about his experience when he reached Omaha Beach [Annotator's Note: on D-Day, 6...
Prior to Operation Market Garden [Annotator's Note: Operation Market Garden, 17 to 25 September 1944, Netherlands],...
In November 1944, during a battle in Italy, Walter Henry Barton was wounded by shell fire while manning a cannon. [...
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...
[Annotator's Note: A person off screen interjects throughout the interview.] Harold G. Cowart and his unit [Annotator's...
On the morning of 3 February 1945, a mortar shell dropped in the rice paddy alongside Theodore Pavlovich and he took...
Robert Ledford wanted to join the Army because he wanted to be on the ground fighting the enemy. When he heard the...
The Germans were good fighters, according to Harry Koukos, and they were ruthless, cruel and brutal. He recalled going...
After ditching his plane [Annotator's Note: on 12 April 1944 over Perwez, Belgium], Gilbert S. Shawn worked with the...
Robert Maxwell was laying communications wiring on the left side of a road at Besançon, France when he discovered that...
Homer Cole flew 19 missions [Annotator's Note: Cole served in the US Army Air Forces as a tail gunner aboard...
[Annotator's Note: Warren Schmitt served in the US Army Air Forces as a gunner on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
Paul James Grubb was part of the air war in support of the fierce ground fighting in the Alps before the German forces...
Paul James Grubb experienced his worse raid over Vienna [Annotator's Note: Vienna, Austria]. His only wound resulted...
Joseph Lesniewski kept no records about where they were going. In one battle, he got hit twice [Annotator's Note: he...
After being badly wounded and captured by the Germans, Chester J. Butcher [Annotator's Note: a fighter pilot with the...
Tom Quigley recalls how when they were approaching Brest, he saw a soldier who was directing traffic get hit by an 88...
Arthur Staymates was presented the Bronze Star for actions performed early in his combat. He earned his first Bronze...
Ralph F. Lafferty did not get to see his brother often, despite being in the same regiment [Annotator's Note: Lafferty...
At the end of 1943, the Japanese made Bruno S. Rinas and his comrades build an airport outside of Manila [Annotator's...
On 3 May 1941, the Japanese landed on Mindanao [Annotator's Note: Mindanao, Philippines]. Milton L. McMullen, Sr. and...
Michael Linquata participated in a battle that occurred in bitter cold. The weapons froze and would not fire. While...
In 1944, after bailing out of his damaged aircraft, Irving Baum [Annotator's Note: a bombardier with the 407th...
That same day, Robert Powers [Annotator's Note: Powers asks for the helmet he wore the day he was shot] was on top of...
Carl Landwehr was able to get a letter to his mother telling her of his being wounded, before the Army went to tell her...

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