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John M. Roberts grew up wanting to go to school with his older brother so his mother lied to get him in. He caught up...
Gerald Vernon Leopold, known as Gerald V. Leopold in the Army, was born in Frankfurt, Germany in August 1923. When he...
George Roberts was working a good job when he was drafted. He was called up in August and reported to Altoona,...
Rothacker Smith attended North High School in Detroit, Michigan after his family moved back to the city from the...
His family lived under Mussolini’s [Annotator's Note: Italian dictator Benito Musolini] regime until 1940, and Richard...
When George A. Sarosi worked at a VA Hospital, he always felt it was an extension of the university. He has enjoyed...
Wim de Jonge could tell when he left Holland for the East Indies that war was looming. He was not concerned with...
Jack T. Beverstein was born in 1925 in South Bend, Indiana. He grew up during the Great Depression, but it had little...
Jacob Finkelstein was born in 1924 in Poland. During the war, he claimed his birth year was 1923 so that he could be 16...
Robert Mayes was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky in September 1923. He graduated from high school in 1941. He maintained...
James Deal was born in Woodleaf, North Carolina in November 1922. He was raised on a farm. There were 12 in the family...
Howard Ricks was born in April 1924 in Metairie, Louisiana. Life was rather austere in his rural community. There were...
Chafer Honea was born in November 1924 in Anderson, South Carolina. Growing up in Anderson was a lot of fun. His father...
Harry C. Quinn, Jr. was born in 1925 near Brookhaven, Mississippi in Lincoln County. He grew up on a farm during the...
Michael Linquata was born in July 1925 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The community was very poor during the Depression...
Wim de Jonge was born in February 1920 in Rotterdam, Holland. His parents were both teachers. The family moved to the...
John A. Pogue was born in North Madison, Indiana in April 1921. He attended North Madison High School. He participated...
Ghislaine Hegerty was born in November 1924 in Courtrai, Belgium. Her childhood was serene prior to the war. She was...
Merlin C. Smith was born in December 1925 in Baker, Louisiana. He had had two brothers and one sister. The family lived...
Glen Arnold Jostad grew up on a farm during the Great Depression. His family was poor but never hungry since they had...
Henry Freedman was born into a poor family in Boston, Massachusetts in September 1921. His father was a World War 1...
Perry L. Garten was born in November 1917 in Peculiar, Missouri. He grew up in Missouri and graduated from high school...
Arthur Seltzer was born in Norfolk, Virginia in December 1923. He was a youngster in the Great Depression. His father...
Malcolm Hershel Higgins was born in April 1921. He was delivered by his grandfather. His father was a World War 1...
Charles Fitts, Jr. was born in December 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He lived there until he was about four years old....
John Elliott was born in 1919 in Greeley, Colorado, the eldest of two children. His parents had driven west in a...
Weldon Fruge was born in January 1925 in Eunice, Louisiana. His parents were sharecroppers, moving from farm to farm...
Herbert Auerbach was born in June 1922 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He attended a local high school in what is...
[Annotator's Note: Edgar Cole served in the US Marine Corps as a communications specialist in the 52nd Defense...
George Peto was born in Akron, Ohio in 1922. He grew up in the Portage Lakes area near Akron on an old farm during the...
Norman Mineta saw no newspapers in the camp. No radios were allowed. The only mail that arrived came from family...
Russell Mayeur and his wife, Eloise, had a child in March 1946. Mayeur was in Boston at the time. The war had ended....
When Orville Bethard graduated from high school he was 19 years old and eligible for the draft. He did not like the...
Henry Malec felt the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Weapon] was heavy at ten pounds. He took the bipod off...
Two days after the surrender [Annotator's Note: the formal Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945], C....
John DuBose had eight months of back pay when he departed the SS Frenchtown. He was concerned that he would be robbed...

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