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Vernon Leopold joined the I...
James Goodrich wanted to join the Marine Corps as soon as he saw his first Marine Corps poster. He also enjoyed the...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Field served in the Army as a paratrooper with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, then...
Samuel Spector was always hungry in the jungle with Detachment 101. The food that was airdropped would not last long so...
Walter Halloran was sent to Korea after the conflict started up there [Annotator’s Note: the Korean War started with...
Frank Pomroy begins the interview by talking about the living conditions on Guadalcanal. Living conditions were as...
[Annotator's Note: Edmund Durocher served in the US Marine Corps as a radio telephone operator in Company H, 2nd...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
Tom Quigley remembers watching as the two platoons before his made their way down the hillside, through some fields,...
[Annotator's Note: Leonard Brooks and his family lived just outside of Manila in the Philippines. Following the...
[Annotator's Note: Carl Peterson served in the Army as a mortar man in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment...
John Alison was at one of the RAF [Annotator's Note: Royal Air Force] bases when he got orders to report to London....
Mahlen Arledge left Peleliu after the battle for the island was won. His company [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd...
Peter Somogyi felt there was a chance he had been liberated when he saw a Russian soldier outside the window [Annotator...
Joseph Yourkavitch was a prisoner for about eight months. There was no radio in the camp and there was no word of the...
Joy Skelton witnessed pamphlets being dropped on her prison camp. They told of the war being over. She always feared...
Henry Freedman and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were anxiously awaiting their American...
As they [Annotator's Note: John Mock and his fellow prisoners of war, or POWs] lay there, the 99th Infantry Division...
James Allen crossed Captain Kennedy's [Annotator's Note: Lieutenant Commander Marvin Kennedy] path twice, much to his...
Norman Mineta saw no newspapers in the camp. No radios were allowed. The only mail that arrived came from family...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was born in January 1923 in Pasadena, California. He was one of five children. Times were tough for...
After they were captured, Joseph Rockforte and his fellow prisoners walked across France. When they stopped they were...
Judith Baron and her family lived in a nice apartment in a mixed neighbor in Hungary. The landlady was not Jewish, but...
Elisabeth Bolster would visit with her father every weekend [Annotator's Note: her father was forced to remain in...
On 23 May 1944, Harold Baumgarten was transferred, along with Robert Palmer, to Company B [Annotator's Note: Company B...
Originally, when Frank Mancuso entered the army he was a Catholic. This changed when the Pope said they could not bomb...
Dell Lauderdale was 18 years old and working on the family farm for his father when he decided to join the Marines [...
Richard Witaker volunteered for the United States Marine Corps because he was impressed by his friends who had done so...
Peter Somogyi was interrogated by Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele]. Somogyi cannot remember the nature of...
James Livaudais saw a man named Oseroff killed. That was the first combat death that Livaudais witnessed. He merely...
Josephine Pescatore’s unit would leap frog with 44th Evac Hospital. One group would work while the other rested. They...
Glenn Frazier met a large sergeant when he arrived in Camp Shelby. Some of the new recruits were destined for Hawaii....
Charles Coolidge recalls the weather at Monte Cassino as being cold and rainy. Coolidge feels that had they gone with...
John Raaen reached the coastal road and the wide open field adjacent to it. The field was approximately 200 to 300...
In the early part of 1939, Manfred Klepper and other Jews were made to wear the Star of David on their clothes. Some...
There were several instances when Henry Malec could have been killed. While advancing on the German city of Regensburg...

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