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Eugene Vaadi was born 1 July 1921 Watertown, New York. He spent his life there until entering the military. His father...
Joseph Pocoroba was born in Newark, New Jersey in August 1919. He attended Good Counsel grammar and high school [...
Richard Notebaert was born in January 1920 in Rochester, New York. He was youngest of the four children of a bridge and...
Erik Frithjof Johnsen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in August 1925 and had one brother who had been born in 1922....
John Francis Angier was born in June 1923 in Burlington, Vermont. He feels fortunate he was brought up on a dairy farm...
Lloyd William (Bill) Reese was born in Milton Center, Ohio. His father was a superintendent of schools. They moved to...
Joseph Orlando was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January 1922. He was the 11th child born but four of his...
Sherwin Callander was born in June 1920, the first of three boys, in Vancouver, Canada, but grew up in Oakland,...
Reuben Weiner was born in Los Angeles, California on Bastille Day [Annotator's Note: national day of France] in July...
Albert Reale was born in March 1925 in New Britain, Connecticut. He had a good childhood among his three brothers in a...
John Foy was born in October 1925 in Rochester, New York, one of the ten children of a plumbing contractor. He came up...
Floyd Fogg was born in April 1926 in Lacombe, Louisiana. When he was three years old, his family moved to Slidell,...
Bryce Jordan was born in November 1924 in Stanley, Wisconsin. He grew up on a dairy farm outside of Stanley and he says...
Maurice Hackler was born in 1922, the second of two sons, in Cherryville, Kansas where his parents owned and operated a...
Harry Carlson was born in October 1924 in Springfield, Pennsylvania. He grew up there as a single child. His father...
George Haines was born in April 1925 in Rochester, New York. His father worked at the YMCA [Annotator's Note: Young Men...
Ogden Saik was born in September 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He lived with his family in the New Orleans...
Paul Carter was born in Febuary 1922 in Davidson County [Annotator's Note: Davidson County, North Carolina], the son of...
Robert Boyer was born in June 1925 in Hanover, Pennsylvania, the older of the two children in his family. He grew up...
Clarke Langrall was born in December 1924 in Baltimore, Maryland. Growing up during the Great Depression, things were...
Edward Lee Allesandro was born in April 1923 in Denver, Colorado, and grew up mostly in Pueblo, Colorado. He left high...
Ben Epstein was born in April 1921 in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest of four sons of Russian immigrants. His father...
John McGlohon was born in June 1923 in Guilford County, North Carolina where he lived for the first six months of his...
Theodore Theodore was born in July 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, the middle child of three children in the family. His...
Joseph DeMott was born in August 1918 in Big Run, Pennsylvania. He was the only child of a railroad worker and a...
Mark Brannon was born in January 1917 in Augusta, Kansas, the third of six children in the family of a man who was in...
David Oreck was born in 1923 in Duluth, Minnesota. Around the age of 18, he decided to go to the University of...
Carey Eleser was born in August 1924 in Roseville, Louisiana and grew up in Ponchatoula. He was born at a Catholic...
Clarence Carlson was born Kittson, Minnesota in June 1921. His family moved to Svea Township where he attended school...
[Annotator's Note: Interviewer is setting up the interview and it begins with small talk about the war.] Arthur...
Ray Felts was born in Cameron, Oklahoma in September 1926, the eldest of three children. He was 15, and on a double-...
Arthur Q. Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His family lived on a rice plantation in Pointe a la...
Charles Slay was born in December 1921 in Holloway, Louisiana. He was one of the first boys in the area to finish high...
Olaf Rose was born in August 1921 in Pontiac, Michigan, and was the oldest of four children. His father was in the...
Frank Patti was born in December 1924 in Hammond, Louisiana and grew up on a produce farm where his parents shared the...
Gordon Higgins was born in February 1924 in New Haven, Connecticut, one of two sons who lived with their mother and...

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