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Frank Maresca had just finished eating Sunday dinner and had turned on the radio to listen to a ball game. During the...
By December 1941, William Winter was a sophomore at Ole Miss. He went to visit a friend in Cleveland, Mississippi, with...
The ongoing hostilities in Europe and Japan were not discussed in Otis Gatewood's circles until Japan attacked Pearl...
Robert Walter had 40 men under him during the Battle of the Bulge. He never had a problem with that. While he was in...
At the end of the war, Elmo Espree was transported through the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean...
Henry Malec did not have sufficient points to return home immediately after the war ended. He was subject to being...
Frederick Hollis was drafted in August 1952. He had 16 weeks of Army basic training in Fort Bliss, Texas, eight weeks...
Kaliste Saloom returned home after nearly four years in the military. Almost three years were spent overseas. He had...
John LeBure knew that work was being reduced so he left the company [Annotator's Note: Higgins Industries in New...
Roger Shaw decided to be a doctor after his service because he wanted more education. He quickly finished his...
In 1953 Thomas Crosby enlisted in the Navy. He was competing as a diver for the University of Hawaii and attending...
[Annotator’s Note: The interview begins mid sentence, after the initial story Frank tells the interview begins.] Frank...
Leo Terrebonne went to work in 1942 for Higgins Industries at the Industrial Canal Plant. He was out of school, and...
Darold Rice was born in Flint, Michigan, in 1925. During the Great Depression, Darold’s father worked in the Chevrolet...
Warren Schmitt was born in October 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father worked as a mechanic for Linde Air...
Gene Alair was born in February 1920 in Fargo, North Dakota. His mother was in the entertainment business, so they...
Jimmie F. Dyer was born and raised on a farm in Castro County, Texas in April 1926. His dad was a farmer and there were...
Roger Bowers was born in May 1924 in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania. His father worked part-time for the Pennsylvania...
Joseph Blouin was born in March 1923 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He grew up there. He had a brother who was coming home...
Teddy Kirkpatrick was born in July 1923 in Highland Park, Michigan. His father worked at the local Ford Motor Company...
William Anderson was born in August 1924 in Weldon, Iowa. He grew up on a farm and remembers milking cows before he...
Joseph Haines was born in March 1922 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He had one older sister. He was raised by his mother who...
Norman Neste was born in August 1923 in Hemet, California. His father was a housing contractor and they did well during...
Martin Jacobson was born in Zurich, Montana in 1921. He attended college and got a deferment from service until he...
Thomas Landrum was born in April 1919 in Shreveport, Louisiana. His father was a painter and paper hanger. He was sick...
Henry Langrehr grew up during the Great Depression in Clinton [Annotator's Note: Clinton, Iowa]. It was a hard time....
Gerard Dillon was born in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana] in January 1920. His mother was a...
Oliver Brewster was born in 1926 in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. He had three sisters. His father was a sharecropper, and...
Matthew Poye was born in January 1928 in White Valley, Pennsylvania. He had two brothers and four sisters. His family...
Nolan Ruiz was born in August 1924 near Donaldsonville, Louisiana. His father died when he was four years old and his...
Lowell Hughes was born in Poteau, Oklahoma in October 1919. He stayed there until he was 18 years old. He went to the...
Oscar Otto Martin was born in Watseka, Illinois in June 1924. He was the oldest of three siblings. His only brother...
Robert Judd was born in September 1920 in Oak Park, Illinois. The third of four children, he had twin older brothers...
Anton Jaber was born in June 1925 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He grew up there and his mother died when he was two...
Lewis Guidry was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana in January 1919. The Great Depression affected his life in many ways...
Jules Levin remembered he knew he would be drafted once the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. He received his draft...

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