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Walter F. Ram grew up in Nogales, Arizona. His father lost his job during the Great Depression but managed to get small...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
John S. Johnson was born in Midco, Missouri in December 1921 and grew up during the Great Depression. His father had to...
Leo Terrebonne was born in Westwego, Louisiana in 1923, the third of three children. Both of his parents were Cajuns. [...
Robert Hammond was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1926. His father was a postal worker and his mother a...
Peter Somogyi was born in Pécs, Hungary in April 1933. His father had a nice business. The family had a comfortable...
Rena Finder was born in February 1929 in Krakow, Poland, and considered her family rich because she always had new...
Kenneth Marshall was born in December 1926 in Grand Island, Nebraska, one of four siblings. His father, a hardworking...
Glenn Frazier was born in Fort Deposit, Alabama in 1924. He grew up during the Great Depression, but since his family...
Constance Negrotto was born on 8 August 1924 to Ralph and Inez Hinkel. When she was five years old, the family moved to...
Richard Ryan was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in March 1921. His father worked for the Ford factory making...
Ela Weissberger, nee Stein, was born in June 1930 in the Lom by Most, Czechoslovakia. Both her parents were Jewish and...
Herbert Nelson Fontenot was born in April 1927 in Fenton, Louisiana. His father died when Fontenot was only 11 years...
Maynard David grew up on a farm west of Topeka, Kansas. He went to high school in Silver Lake, Kansas and graduated in...
Lucy T. Elliot was born in 1924. Her father was Dennis Toups. There were five girls and two boys in the family. Her...
Russell Clay joined the Navy originally because of the tough times during the Depression. His father tried to take care...
Wayne McKinnon Gilmore was born in Mount Hope, Kansas in November 1921. His family moved to Opelousas [Annotator's Note...
Ira Milan was born in November 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up during the Great Depression, which was very...
James Moshovitis was born in March 1925 in Washington, D.C., the only son of three children born to Greek immigrants....
Herbert Siebert was born in April 1925 in Saint Louis County, Missouri. He was one of five siblings; his father died...
Ralph Griffith was born in March 1923 in Hannibal, Missouri, one of four children. His father was an iron worker with...
Adam Istre was born in 1927 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, but the family moved to a farm outside of Gueydan, Louisiana...
When James Lovell was a flying midshipman in Pensacola, he spent some time in ground school learning about aerodynamics...
After graduating from Officer Candidate School, Edward E. Boyles arrived on Adak, Aleutian Islands waiting for his...
They [Annotator's Note: Leonard Brooks, his family, and the 600 other missionaries] arrived at Santo Tomas and spent...
Daniel Szafran emigrated to Palestine in 1946 after surviving the Holocaust. The King David Hotel was bombed by the...
As a kid from Nebraska, Kenneth Marshall was not aware of the hazards of sun exposure in the south Pacific, and he was...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Elmer Knudsen was deployed close to the Rhine River and was billeted in a private...
Gus Gikas was in India when he heard that the Germans had surrendered. Later, he heard of the Japanese surrender. Gikas...
In 1944, Daniel Crowley was a prisoner of war and worked as a slave laborer in a copper mine in Ashio, Japan. He was...
Lester M. Bornstein could not believe the war was over. He had been in the Army for two years. His unit [Annotator's...
Donelson Houseman was confident in his training. What worried him was that he did not know where he was. He was taken...
Byron Othello Wilkins was taught what to do if he became a POW but no one figured they would become POWs. They boarded...
In 1940, when Firman Balza was 17 years old, there was talk of mobilizing the military. He joined Navy Reserves in...
Oran Harris was 17 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was returning from Sunday school when a man called out...
Sammy Ray considers himself a Marine but he began his service with the Navy. Ray tried unsuccessfully to get a...

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