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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...
Leo William Schmittgens was born in Saint Louis [Annotator's Note: Saint Louis, Missouri] in February 1926. He had four...
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...
Lester M. Bornstein was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts in February 1925. As a child he was very athletic and played a...
James Gaffney discusses the details of the type of torpedo used on the PT Boat on which he was assigned as a crewman....
Rothacker Smith had no idea that war was in his future on the morning of 7 December 1941. Smith was working in a corn...
Rothacker Smith underwent weeks of training amid a racially tense situation at Camp Stewart, Georgia. Smith was one of...
Norman Bussel was drafted and sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia on a train that was really old. He arrived at two or...
Yukio Kawamoto does not think he changed too much during the war. He was born in Berkeley [Annotator's Note: Berkley,...
Murray Glass had a resentful band master who took offense at Glass not playing the French horn according to his MOS [...
World War II changed John McCarthy and his life tremendously. Without the war, he might have been a factory worker....
Billy Michal enlisted during the period of the Cuban Missile Crisis while many of his friends were drafted. Some fellow...
One of Joseph Rockforte's most memorable experiences of the war was that he was going to England, France, and Germany....
Baptiste Puissegur enjoyed being a civilian after his discharge. He was thankful for the Lord's protection during his...
James Deal served in World War 2 because his older brother volunteered for the Army. Deal visited him at Camp Shelby,...
Dracos Burke said he always wanted to be in the military, war or no war. Beginning when he was 17, he participated...
Edwin Knight knows the Second World War had to be fought to protect the country's freedoms. He served because he was...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
His most memorable experience of World War 2, according to Henry Mahier, was training on the torpedo boats. It was most...
Arthur Staymates had posttraumatic stress disorder but did not know what it was. The memories usually involved some...
Richard Witaker fought in World War 2 out of a sense of duty to his country. He cannot understand anyone who shirks the...
To Jack Brukman, the most memorable incident of World War 2 was when his hearing saved him from being injured by a bomb...
William Rupp felt there were no particularly memorable experiences during World War 2 for him. He showed up and did his...
It was the habit of Richard Pipes' college fraternity brothers to sit around and listen to the radio, and it was a...
After the Germans surrendered, the units moved back gradually. Anton Jaber thinks he went through every one of the...
On 23 February [Annotator's Note: 23 February 1945] they were out [Annotator's Note: of the Los Baños internment camp...

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