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Arthur Staymates was too young to be frightened by the impending D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: on 6 June 1944]....
David Olson landed on Utah Beach on D plus 1. Part of his command was on another ship, the Susan B. Anthony [Annotator...
Walter Halloran hit the beach and saw many men die as soon as the ramp was dropped [Annotator’s Note: he was assigned...
There were a lot of cases where there were no NCOs [Annotator's Note: non-commissioned officers]. Roland Chaisson says...
As Edward E. Boyles and his platoon [Annotator's Note: at the time, Boyles was serving as a platoon leader in Company B...
Julian Gould Brunt was a Platoon Sergeant [Annotator's Note: in the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion] at the beginning of...
Nathan Taffel and his brother were forced by the Germans to leave their labor camp and begin a death march. The weather...
On 7 December 1941, Theodore Pavlovich, along with many of his fellow riflemen, was on their barracks roof using the...
Mildred Aupied worked on three Liberty ships at Delta [Annotator’s Note: she was a welder at the Delta Shipbuilding...
When he finished administrative school in Denver, Colorado, Ben Epstein was shipped to Saint Louis, Missouri to a...
Gabriel Spinelli began his active duty in March 1943. His basic training took place in Sacramento at a facility that...
Sent next to Ephrata, Washington, Carl Koone was issued a roll [Annotator's Note: bed roll], blankets and a folding cot...
From Camp Rucker, Alabama, Robert Mero went to Camp Shanks, New York for embarkation to the European Theater in late...
Harry Carlson finished his training in Great Bend, Kansas [Annotator's Note: Great Bend Army Air Field in Great Bend,...
Walter Halloran landed in a small English town with his company and their equipment in preparation for the invasion [...
Waldeman Czaban’s unit went to Kawaii, the Hawaiian Islands, and helped develop the fledgling base. The Seventh...
Howard Genrich had an accident while disassembling a .50 caliber machine gun. His finger was caught in the bolt and he...
When he was drafted, Weldon Fruge wasn't excited about leaving his home and family, but he traveled to Fort Knox,...
Right after Passover in 1944 [Annotator's Note: after 14 April 1944. The Germans occupied Hungary in March 1944.], Eva...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
The caravan of trucks that took Hugh Colbert and the men of the 106th Infantry Division to the front lines stretched as...
Seymour Mermelstein encountered civilians in some of the small towns they went through. [Annotator's Note: Mermelstein...
Gabriel Spinelli didn't go home immediately after the war's end but it wasn't long before he was shipped to India for a...
Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout this clip, a woman off camera interjects with comments.] James Ramsey Golden recalled a...
Peter Somogyi met Dr. Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele, also known as the Angel of Death] while he was in...
Waldeman Czaban received his draft notice soon after he graduated high school in January 1943, and left home for boot...
Chafer Honea was in his senior year of high school and many people were being drafted. Students were allowed to...
Vernon Henry Moret finished his senior year of high school in Maryland and not long after, was drafted into the Army....
Joseph Arbour went on an outfit ship with 20 other boys to meet up the USS Portland (CA-33). It took 13 days to finally...
Near Christmas of 1944, Thomas Ard Sylvest's unit [Annotator's Note: 302nd Fighter Control Squadron, 7th Fighter...
Obie Wickersham was born in March 1925 in Oklahoma. One of the legacies of his father's World War 1 service was...
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. [...

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