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Robert Butler Whitcomb was born in Scipio, Indiana. When he was about six his family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where he...
Robert Swift was drafted. He received his draft notice before he turned 18. He was a medic in the 71st Division [...
For William Winter, basic training was different [Annotator's Note: different than his previous experiences at Ole Miss...
Richard J. Field was born and raised in Upstate New York in the small town of Liberty. He lived on the outskirts of...
Joseph Yourkavitch was born in October 1925. He served in Company C, 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th...
Herbert Weatherwax was drafted into the military when he was 24 years old. He had a problem with alcohol while he was...
Jimmy Doi spent his first day in the internment camp [Annotator's Note: Doi was interned at the Gila River Relocation...
Thomas Murphy was drafted into the Army on 8 June [Annotators Note: 8 June 1944]. His father had worked as the...
Jimmie Dyer entered the service in March 1944 after making a deal with his mother to finish high school. He was sworn...
Vincent DeSalvo was a barber in New Orleans and was at the hospital to visit a customer of his who had been in accident...
George A. Sarosi, like everyone else in Hungary, had a dossier that contained general information such as his...
Gary Tate was born in December 1924 and graduated from high school at 16 years old before the Japanese bombed Pearl...
There were many gold stars in the windows around Lorraine Mesken's home, and she remembers helping to console mothers...
Melvin Baker felt the German guards were tough. He tried to stay right with them. A flight of B-17s [Annotator's Note:...
Joseph Haines was drafted in April 1944. He was sent to Camp Lee, Virginia. He got off the train and there were two...
Chafer Honea was in his senior year of high school and many people were being drafted. Students were allowed to...
Norman Ikari recalls Pearl Harbor very well. It was a Sunday morning and Ikari was sitting in his house in East Los...
Obie Wickersham was born in March 1925 in Oklahoma. One of the legacies of his father's World War 1 service was...
Joseph Rockforte was born in 1922 in what is now Plaquemine, Louisiana. After he was born his father moved the family...
Archie Maltbie was born in 1923 in Turlock, California. He had an ordinary life growing up in Turlock. He focused on...
Calvin Summers was born in February 1925 in Westminster, Maryland. When he was 11 months old he moved with his mother...
Melvin Munch was born in 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised in the portion of the city that was referred to...
Donald Joseph Scholle was born in New York City in July 1923. He served in both World War 2 and the Korean War. Before...
Antoinette Rinaldi [Annotator’s Note: maiden name] Underwood was born into a large Italian, Catholic family in 1920 in...
Thomas Houdek was born in Detroit, Michigan in March 1926, the youngest of six children. His father was a tool and die...
Robert Gorman was born in Manchester, Connecticut in July 1922. He had two brothers, but one was killed early in life....
Chester Lee Strunk was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan in December 1922. His father was a foundry worker. It was tough...
Zeno St. Cyr was born in 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri. Although his family was from New Orleans, at the time of St. Cyr'...
George Spera was born in 1924 in Mays Landing, New Jersey. He had no siblings. His father was a bricklayer and cement...
Lawrence N. Brooks was born in 1909 in Norwood, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge. Most of his youth was spent near...
Samuel Malta was born in March 1925 at Revere, Massachusetts near Boston. He learned to swim early since it was a...
Robert Knudson was born in January 1925 in Mason City, Iowa. His father was a successful greenhouse owner, and even...
Norman Riggsby was born on 9 June 1925 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in a small town in Michigan near Detroit. It...
Abe Milkis was born in 15 January 1924 in Philadelphia. He had one brother and one sister. His brother, Harry, was a...
Calvin Moret was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 15 August 1925. His parents, Adolph, Sr. and Georgette had five boys...
William B. Hughes was born in April 1927 in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville was a country town at that time. His father...

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