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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...
When George A. Sarosi worked at a VA Hospital, he always felt it was an extension of the university. He has enjoyed...
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...
Harry C. Quinn, Jr. was born in 1925 near Brookhaven, Mississippi in Lincoln County. He grew up on a farm during the...
John A. Pogue was born in North Madison, Indiana in April 1921. He attended North Madison High School. He participated...
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...
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....
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...
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....
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. was born in 1923 and raised in West Point, Mississippi. His father's family moved to...
Vincent Pale was in Philadelphia when he learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor. He and some friends decided to...
Norman Riggsby had a postwar career that was not related to his wartime experiences. His most memorable thing about...
Arthur Seltzer matured very quickly as a result of the war. He was 18 when he was drafted and 19 on Omaha Beach. He...
Dell Lauderdale had been to Japan twice and Korea once before his next assignment which was finally back to the United...