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Daniel J. Lennon was born in February 1925 in Vienna, Austria. His father was in graduate school for medicine. They...
Fred L. Keller Jr. was born Algiers, Louisiana in January 1924. After he graduated high school, he got a job working at...
Carl Caffarel was born in 1925 in Plaquemines, Louisiana, and grew up in the nearby town of Port Allen, Louisiana. The...
Richard Yavenue was born in July 1925 in Harvey, Illinois. He had three sisters. His dad was a laborer and died when...
Herb McClure was born in March 1924 in Neodesha, Kansas, the only male and oldest of five siblings. His father had an...
Gerald Abbenhaus was born in January 1920 on a farm in northeast Nebraska. He went to Bloomfield High [Annotator's Note...
Alexander Marsh was born in November 1922, one of eight children, on a farm in Hardee County, Florida. As a young man,...
Russell Engel was born in Vesta, Minnesota, the son of a farmer who left the farm to work in oil refineries in Caspar,...
Carl Marca was born in March 1918 in Sheffield, Pennsylvania. His parents moved around a bit before settling in...
Robert Rans was born in Chicago, Illinois in April 1921. Family life was mostly normal until the war started. He worked...
Blanche Marie (Gregory) Barnes Gangwere was born in 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up near Northeast High...
Alex Lopez was born in May 1926 in Los Angeles, California, the son of a barber. He grew up in a safe neighborhood...
Leo Porteau was born on 14 September 1921 in Reeves, Louisiana. During the Great Depression, his family moved around...
Donald Dean was born in March 1926 in Salina, Kansas. His father was in the insurance business, and the family moved...
Harry Snyder was born in August 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was an only child who lived with his mother and...
Robert Sweatt was born in May 1922 in Lovington, New Mexico, one of six children of a county commissioner. He came up...
[Annotator's Note: The audio level of this interview is very low.] John Ryan was born in June 1924, one of four...
Robert Mero was born in December 1924 in Canastota, New York, the youngest of the family's three sons. During the Great...
Lester Caplan was born in 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland. As the son of a traveling salesman, he felt his childhood was "...
Carl Koone was born in Cleveland, Arkansas in August 1922. He grew up during the Great Depression in a family that ran...
Louis Massengale was born in February 1926, and spent his first five years in Goodwater, Alabama, living with his...
Jerome Fatora was born in July 1925 in Blairsville, Pennsylvania. He grew up there and when the draft age was lowered...
Donald C. Morrison was part of the 2nd Infantry Division, 38th Infantry Regiment, Company K [Annotator's Note: Company...
Howard Genrich was born in 1925 in Algona, Iowa. At the time he was born, his parents were living with his grandparents...
Samuel Spector was born in Manhattan, New York in July 1924. He worked as a delivery boy for furriers. He also worked...
Gus Gikas was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in April 1921. His dad was the town hat maker. Gikas moved to north Texas when...
After high school in San Francisco, California, Peter Paret entered the University of California at Berkley. He...
George Hardy's father persuaded him to not join his brother in the Navy because of the race problem. He would be...
On 11 July 1944, George Colburn and two others went into the Federal building in Boston [Annotator's Note: Boston,...
Oran Harris was 17 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was returning from Sunday school when a man called out...
James Weller picked the Army for enlistment because his father had served in World War I in a submarine. The submarine...
Perhaps because Barksdale Air Force Base was in his hometown of Bossier City, Louisiana, Thomas Myrick followed...
George Alaniz is from New Mexico. He was there when the draft started, and he decided to volunteer for the Army for one...
Jackson Davis went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to practice law. The Draft Act [Annotator's Note: Selective Training and...
Enrique Cervantes felt the urge to join the war effort after the United States' entry into the conflict. His older...
Edward Field entered the military to escape his background and the oppression of anti-Semitism. It was wonderful and...

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