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Once while Frank Mancuso was out with his friends, they began talking about how bad things were getting in Germany,...
Keith Renstrom discusses what it was like to train soldiers. One time, he witnessed a soldier giving bayonet...
Moses Hogan's basic training was in Norfolk, Virginia, and he shipped out from San Diego, California. He was assigned...
Carroll Knutson and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were forced marched by the Germans from their...
Roger Bowers's first experience with a casualty occurred about three days after entering the hedgerows; one soldier had...
Sterling Cale was assigned to the 1st Marine Division right after Pearl Harbor. He did not have a proper Marine uniform...
[Annotator's Note: William G. Roy served in the Navy as a Photographer's Mate 2nd Class aboard the aircraft carrier USS...
Monty Joe Boitnott and his squad ended up near Chimoy [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling] off the main road. One...
On 20 September and 18 December [Annotator's Note: 1943] Robert Liles had very successful mission. They were moving...
George Morgan was given a physical and sworn into the Navy along with many other men on Church Street. [Annotator’s...
While the division [Annotator's Note: 94th Infantry Division] was in Luxemburg, Dominick Sgobbo was charged with taking...
Donald Witmer was on the USS Twiggs (DD-591) for its shakedown cruise to Bermuda. It was Christmas of 1943, and Witmer...
John Witmeyer was sent to Camp Pickett, Virginia where roll was called and men were assigned to various outfits. When...
Harry Quinn woke up in the morning [Annotator’s Note: of 6 June 1944]. He was the third man to go down the net into...
They [Annotator's Note: Roland Chaisson and the rest of the 1st Infantry Division] started on their way to Paris but...
Walter Barnes was sent to pick up some German prisoners. When he got to the enemy troops there were about a dozen of...
Richard Witaker recognizes the valuable role played by the American home front in winning the war. Without the...
William Rupp decided to sign on to work with the Hendy Corporation with a neighborhood friend. The company operated tug...
Basil Woolf looked about after the action at Walcheren Island and, to his dismay, only his ship [Annotator's Note: LCH-...
Joseph Simpson witnessed little resistance after his unit crossed the Rhine River. There were hardly any battles. The...
William Laubner was in Stalag Luft III [Annotator's Note: near Zagań, Germany (now Poland)] as a POW [Annotator's Note...
Henry Malec was atop a hill when the war ended. He was with several other men and Lieutenant Lewis [Annotator's Note:...
Louis Frydman felt the Warsaw ghetto uprising was just a matter of choosing how to die. [Annotator's Note: Frydman...
Ed Rendelman found that just surviving the war was the best experience he had in the combat. Seeing those wounded...
Perry Strait saw he had signed up for the USMS [Annotator's Note: United States Maritime Service] but was assured if he...
Eugene DiSabatino had to disguise his military status and rank both on and off the base at Wendover Air Field. There...
When Frank Maresca's unit [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 289th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry Division...
Mildred Aupied worked in Shop 1 [Annotator’s Note: at Delta Shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana]. There were two other...
Holly Reynolds remembers a lot of Army and Navy troops coming in. She also remembers Merchant Mariners there because...
James Livaudais toured the third floor of the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion of The National WWII Museum with multiple...

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