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Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
[Annotators Note: The interview begins with Guarnere and the interviewer talking about previous interviews Guarnere has...
Harley Reynolds served with the 1st Infantry Division from the time that he went in. He was in the 16th Infantry...
Charles Murray's company [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division]...
Byron Othello Wilkins, who goes by B.O. Wilkins, was named after his father. He grew up in northeast Arkansas in Luxora...
Basil Woolf joined the British Navy in May 1941. He was called up in October 1941 and his parents had a fit. His father...
[Annotator's Note: Segment begins with Sacks and the interviewer discussing the interviewee referring to his notes...
Richard Nummer entered service in November 1943 at 17 years old. He went to San Diego for boot camp. That was his first...
Benjamin Carson was born in February 1923 on a farm in Ottawa Township, Minnesota. Shortly afterward, his family moved...
Forrest Villarrubia volunteered for the Marines the day after his high school graduation. His mother would not sign for...
Jack Skaggs joined the Oklahoma National Guard when he was 15 years old. He was in Headquarters Battery, 70th Field...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
Martin Carmody did his flight training at Corpus Christi, Texas. When he graduated nine months later he was sent to San...
Charles Brooks entered the United States Navy. He was first shipped to Athens, Georgia for basic physical training...
Harold Zeringer and several of his friends decided to enlist in the United States Navy on 9 December 1941, just a few...
John Howland had taken flight courses and was ready to join the Air Force but was restricted from becoming a pilot...
Jake Ussery enlisted in Monroe, Louisiana. He was in the Navy but lived in a barracks in Monroe. He trained in a small...
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
Richard Boyd was born in November 1924 and grew up in York, Pennsylvania. During World War 2 he served in Company B,...
Revis Dale Haslett was born in July 1922 in Brownstown, Illinois. He lived in Illinois until after he graduated high...
Leonard Lomell served with Company D, 2nd Ranger Battalion, United States Army. That Rangers were volunteers and aimed...
John A. McCarthy was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His family moved to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He was...
James Newsom joined the United States Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was put on a train in New Orleans,...
John Nicholas went into the service in September 1943. His half brother George was already in the Navy. Nicholas went...
Joseph Brannan was sent on a train to San Diego, California for boot camp after he enlisted in the United States Navy....
Roy Boreen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 1920. During the Great Depression, his father worked as a cement...
Fulton Taylor chose the United States Navy because service there appealed to him. His older brother was already in the...
William Leo Spaetgens enlisted in the United States Navy [Annotator's Note: on 22 October 1942]. His parents did not...
John H. Price, Jr. was with the 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion throughout World War 2. He started at Camp Shelby then...
Samuel Spector joined the United States Army Air Forces as a pilot trainee but he did not pass the advanced pilot...
Horace Sharp found himself in the Army on a troop train headed to the southeast [Annotator's Note: Sharp was inducted...
Cleveland Peterson was born in Baudette, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up there. Baudette is on the Canadian border in...
Joseph Medicine Crow was 98 years old at the time of the interview. His Crow Indian Tribal name was High Bird but the...
Gerald Vernon Leopold, known as Gerald V. Leopold in the Army, was born in Frankfurt, Germany in August 1923. When he...
George Rudloff enlisted in December 1942 in the Enlisted Reserve Corps as a college student. In April 1943, a group of...
Burton Johnson entered into service at Clinton, Arkansas at age 18. At Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he was assigned to the 1st...

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