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John T. Fallon had to wait to go home. He had enough points [Annotator's Note: a point system was devised based on a...
Henry Malec felt the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Weapon] was heavy at ten pounds. He took the bipod off...
Margaret Kerry felt special she had been chosen to play Tinkerbell [Annotator's Note: the sassy fairy in Disney's 1953...
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...
Dora Langsam was sent to Sweden by the Red Cross. She was provided shelter and help as well as clothing and other...
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...
Arthur Spaulding's World War 2 experiences had an impact on his career choices. They provided him with an understanding...
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,...
Therese Wadsworth Warne [Annotator's Note: an American child living in the Philippines during World War 2] associated...
Thomas Creekmore was born in 1923 [Annotator's Note: December 1923] in Portsmouth, Virginia and grew up during the...
James Gooch was born in Gilmer, Texas in May 1939. He clearly recalls sitting with the family in front of their large...
Joseph Dean Reilly was born in May 1921 in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was the oldest child. He had a younger brother....
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,...
Rita Hymel was born in Killona, Louisiana. They had a little schoolhouse and went to school barefoot. They had a pot-...
James J. Hill was born in September 1920 in Chicago's [Annotator's Note: Chicago, Illinois] north side. He grew up in a...
Andrew Leblanc, Junior was born in July 1926 in McCall [Annotator's Note: McCall, Louisiana]. He had seven sisters and...
Margaret Kerry was born in May 1929 in Springfield, Illinois. Then she moved to California and lived there for almost...
Nelson Constant was born in December 1914 in Bayou Buff, Louisiana. He remembers a soldier that came back from World...
Joseph Richard Bernardi, Senior was born in March 1923 in the Bronx [Annotator's Note: the Bronx is one of the five...
Burton "Burt" Johnson was born in December 1925 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When he was seven, he spent the summer at...
Wendell Galbraith was born in Detroit [Annotator's Note: Detroit, Michigan] in January 1925. He had two sisters and one...

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