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William Winter had no inclination to stay in the Army after the war. He was fortunate to have come through the war...
George A. Sarosi and his mother lived in Szeged from 1945 to 1948. They returned to Budapest after that. No battles for...
Rothacker Smith felt the joy of liberation sweep over him when he saw American soldiers hoist the Stars and Stripes...
Elmo Espree was impressed with the huge size of the first camp he trained at. Customarily, the service facilities are...
Lewis Guidry was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana in January 1919. The Great Depression affected his life in many ways...
Irwin Stovroff experienced interrogation by the Germans after his capture. The enemy thought the American airman knew...
Henry Freedman and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] were loaded in "40 and 8" boxcars and were in a...
[Annotator's Note: Eugene Tarrant served in the Navy as a captain’s mess attendant aboard the USS San Francisco (CA38...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
During another incident experienced by Elmo Espree in a Bombay restaurant, a British, an American and a South African...
Rothacker Smith had no idea that war was in his future on the morning of 7 December 1941. Smith was working in a corn...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow witnessed racial discrimination in the South during his service in the United States Army Air Forces...
Rothacker Smith underwent weeks of training amid a racially tense situation at Camp Stewart, Georgia. Smith was one of...
Dr. Roscoe Brown feels that Washington D.C. was an ambivalent city when it came to race. When they got to Virginia they...
Harold Buell was on the Yorktown [Annotator's Note: USS Yorktown (CV-5)] only a brief time before being reassigned. He...
Manfred Klepper and his parents were on the water for no more than three hours before his mother and father became...
Yukio Kawamoto does not think he changed too much during the war. He was born in Berkeley [Annotator's Note: Berkley,...
Norman Mineta became involved in the Asian-American Caucus when President Clinton [Annotator's Note: President William...
Donald Wilson was changed by the Second World War. He lost friends on his ship [Annotator's Note: USS New Orleans (CA-...
Although Leslie Aigner knows that war is wrong, it must be fought when there is injustice on the opposite side. People...
Edward "Babe" Heffron felt good about being in the airborne with the best unit he could have joined [Annotator's Note:...
Robert Hammond didn't like the military's practice of segregation. At the time he first encountered prejudice in South...
Dabney Montgomery remembers the night that Mount Vesuvius erupted [Annotator’s Note: he was serving with the Tuskegee...
When Albert Porche returned from the war, he had no expectations of being treated differently from the way he was...
Judith Baron could not look back upon the Holocaust for years. She just wanted to look ahead and plan for the future...
Olin Tisdale had a brother in the Army and a cousin in the Air Force at the same time he was in the military, but the...
Norman Riggsby had a postwar career that was not related to his wartime experiences. His most memorable thing about...
Manfred Klepper had aunts, uncles and cousins who were lost in the Holocaust. That affected him quite a bit. He had...
Calvin Moret admits that the Tuskegee Airman flying experiences did not affect his life until the movie was released [...
It's great to be alive, Ben Skardon said, and he reminds his children of that all the time. He didn't talk about his...
Reva Kibort is very angry about the losses she experienced during the Holocaust. She lost her father and mother among...
Robert Fisch does not feel that Eichmann [Annotator's Note: Nazi SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann] originally...
When Ted Wiebe remembers the Battle of the Coral Sea he thinks of it as just another duty station. He did what he was...
To Jack Brukman, the most memorable incident of World War 2 was when his hearing saved him from being injured by a bomb...
Wanda Damberg’s wounded friend [Annotator’s Note: shot during the liberation of Los Baños] survived and went on to...
Hana Zoltz has always had a difficult life. Even in American, life was tough. She saved her money by not eating or...

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