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After Okinawa [Annotator's Note: the battle of Okinawa, Japan], Harry McKnight was sent back to Guam [Annotator's Note...
When Frank Pryor left Hawaii, he was sent to Japan instead of the mainland [Annotator's Note: the United States...
In the months leading up to the United States' entry into the war, the country was isolationist. Fredrick Hollis was...
From Carentan [Annotator's Note: Battle of Carentan, 10 to 14 June 1944, Carentan, France], Bradford Clark Freeman...
Robert Gaylord Furrow went to England, France, Belgium, and Germany. He trained for a year before the invasion [...
James Shelton Scales trained recruits until the middle of 1943, when he received orders to report to Camp Pendleton,...
Ralph F. Lafferty traveled across the United States by train until he arrived at Newport News [Annotator's Note:...
Henry Malec felt the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Weapon] was heavy at ten pounds. He took the bipod off...
Norman Mineta followed his father's lead following his military discharge. Mineta's father had made a career in the...
Irving Becker worked about 20 years for the Postal Service [Annotator's Note: the United States Postal Service]. He had...
When the war started, Arthur Frongello was still in high school, but joined the Navy anyway. When he left the Navy,...
Howard Anderson reported to El Toro, California where he spent two weeks in a rest and recuperation base. Nobody let...
Leon Hirsch enjoyed doing advance theater work for a while but found it not lucrative enough so he took a job as a...
Yukio Kawamoto was a precious child for his parents. The draft got him and he went to war. Kawamoto worked for the...
Arles J. Doss returned to Europe twice. He visited Italy and Germany on one trip. In the Black Forest [Annotator's Note...
George A. Sarosi and his mother lived in Szeged from 1945 to 1948. They returned to Budapest after that. No battles for...
Walter Bowsher worked on an effort called the Mount Fuji Project which was supposedly building a children's playground...
Timothy Mahoney kept up with his friends for some time after the war. One of his friends became a doctor. Another man...
Alfiero Giamberardino started screaming about the war's end when they heard about it on the radio. The British were on...
James B. Jones started working for the Graves Registration Program. He went all over Europe looking for dead soldiers...
Norris Gwin used the G.I. Bill for his education. He wanted to get his education and play football. He and a buddy rode...
After being discharged, Robert Cahoon returned to Pickens, Mississippi. He did not have a difficult time readjusting to...
Merlin Smith left Oakland on a shakedown cruise on his new ship [Annotator's Note: USS Goshen (APA-108)]. Afterward,...
James Gooch was born in Gilmer, Texas in May 1939. He clearly recalls sitting with the family in front of their large...
Robert "Bob" Rickel was born in Toledo, Ohio in July 1923. Rickel's father came to the United States from Poland....
Alfons Robert Kleindienst was born in Washington, D.C in March 1930. His father, Alfons Georg Kleindienst [Annotator's...
Returning to questions about his prewar life, Jerome Fatora said that the Great Depression was a difficult time, but...
Marvin Sussman was born in Chicago, Illinois in August 1923. Other than one trip to see his grandparents in New York,...
Nelson Constant was born in December 1914 in Bayou Buff, Louisiana. He remembers a soldier that came back from World...
Frank Golemi was born in November 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father was a butcher and had his own shop. They...
Helen Kushnir was born in February 1926 in Dearborn, Michigan and has been there all of her life. She had three sisters...
When Edwin McAuliffe was a kid during the war there were things everywhere that reminded people that there was a war...
Lester Hecht's commanding officer's name was John L. Smith [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps Colonel John Lucian Smith...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
Ray Anthony returned to Cleveland after the war. He began to organize his own band recruiting former Navy bandmembers...
Larry Dawson told Zhanna Arshanskaya Dawson and her sister Frina that their transport to America could be arranged so...

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