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The drill instructor Steve McMurray had for basic training was a small, compact, mean man from Mississippi who was "as...
Harry Carlson was accepted into Army Air Corps in June 1943. He had given thought to Naval aviation, but he went to the...
When he left Hammond in mid 1943, Frank Patti went to Camp Beauregard in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he was issued...
Bastogne was very cold. There, Edward Shames' platoon mostly executed patrolling actions. Shames relates that his...
Already in the Philippines when Pearl Harbor was attacked, Ralph Griffith was ordered to his wartime position on...
Frank Maresca saw his first combat at Bristol. Shortly after they were issued their ammunition and k rations they were...
Richard Witaker landed on Red Beach 2 on Easter Sunday, April Fool's day of 1945 [Annotator's Note: 1 April 1945]. The...
Richard Lockhart and the rest of the division [Annotator's Note: Lockhart was a gunner on a 57mm anti-tank gun in the...
Howard Genrich was assigned to guard the Combat Command Headquarters because they had suffered casualties in their...
Following the Normandy breakout, David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery...
Horace Sharp arrived in Le Havre, France following his deployment from the United States. The town was utterly...
Prior to the Battle of Bulge, Robert Gorman saw the American infantrymen passing the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th...
Edward "Babe" Heffron went to Bastone for his next mission [Annotator's Note: this occurred at the outset of the Battle...
Harry Bell served in Company F, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division] as a mortar gunner...
[Annotator's Note: Elmer Knudsen served in the Army as a rifleman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment,...
Richard Boyd returned to his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion] and was sent...
Reuben Weiner was sent on a run with the 105th Infantry Division. He stayed in a two-story building with a photo...
After recovering from his wounds, John Caponigro found out that his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion...
Sidney LaPook heard that things were getting rough up there [Annotator's Note: in the Ardennes Forest] and that Bastone...
Joseph Simpson arrived in La Havre, France after crossing the English Channel. Those in charge decided the troops...
Russell Hoff and the 106th Infantry Division had been sent to the front as relief for the 2nd Infantry Division, which...
Harold Berkman fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle lasted from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. [...
Oscar Otto Martin remembered that during the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes...
Walter Douglas wore the same necktie for every mission he went on. He also remarked that it was freezing temperatures...
Arthur Seltzer was a participant in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle began in December 1944. It was cold and...
At the time, Roger Bowers had never considered the idea of being captured. On 16 December 1944, right after daybreak,...
After the Allies broke through at Saint-Lô, France [Annotator’s Note: Operation Cobra in July 1944], things got a lot...
Byron Othello Wilkins experienced the artillery barrage around 5:30 in the morning [Annotators Note: on the morning of...
When the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944 to...
Sterling Mace and his platoon [Annotator's Note: 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine...
After being liberated in Warnach, Belgium for the second time, Emile Engles' father went to look at their family home....
[Annotator's Note: Gerard Dillon rejoined the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division as they were...
John S. Johnson completed United States Marine Corps training and became an infantryman. He had military training prior...
Edwin Knight spent four months in New Zealand learning to be a medic. He learned to give plasma, bandage wounds, and...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
After John DuBose signed on with the Merchant Marines, he was shipped to the Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg,...

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