Experience with death

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Robert Freligh’s father died when he was two and a half years old. His mother worked full time as a pharmacist but was...
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
Frederick Hollis saw the mood of the country after Kasserine Pass as being very negative. With many ships lost at Pearl...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
When on the P-34 ship that pulled them out of the ocean, William Leibold and the other survivors of the Tang [Annotator...
For the first several months they were flying out of Bodney, they did not live on base. They lived in a hotel and were...
After crossing the Atlantic, Jack Barnes arrived in Le Harve, France. He then motored into Belgium. From Belgium,...
Arthur Pendleton does not recall to much more about Cape Gloucester. There was nothing pleasant about it and he was...
Charlotte Weiss is a Holocaust survivor. First, she was put into a ghetto in Mátészalka [Annotator's Note: in Hungary...
Before being discharged from the hospital, Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] returned to his unit by lifting a...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...
Monty Joe Boitnott rested after Sened Station. The groups that were supposed to move toward the port did not make it...
Lieutenant John Marr was assigned to guide Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment in that company's...
William Leibold wonders if the Tang [Annotator's Note: USS Tang (SS-306)] is still a tomb. The Tang was apparently...
Harley Reynolds notes that a few of the wounded men were dragging behind. They made it to the trench area. They had men...
Joseph Simpson experienced snow and rain during the Battle of the Bulge. The men who fought in Bastone told Simpson...
John Witmeyer boarded ship on 5 June 1944 for transport across the English Channel. Before Witmeyer crossed the channel...
Earl Tweed had to revamp his plans after getting off the beach and reaching high ground [Annotator's Note: Tweed had...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] While...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The 29th Infantry...
Monty Joe Boitnott killed groups of men that were mostly Italian with his machinegun at Sened. He also killed Frenchmen...
Herbert Heilbrun wrote his last letter before his final mission. [Annotators Note: a baby has been crying for at least...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
William Epperson gives presentations to various groups of different ages about his wartime experiences. He often is...
When Donald Bryan was going to junior college the US was paying for pilot training [Annotator’s Note: the Civilian...
Romus Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September 1943 and were stationed for...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Darold Rice remembers his first experience with combat as he and his crew were ordered to fire their .30 caliber into...
After Norman Hatch landed with Major Jim Crowe [Annotator's Note: Major Henry Pierson Crowe commanded 2nd Battalion,...
Arthur Pendleton participated in a lot of covert operations. It was interesting work. Pendleton did not know the...
Herbert Heilbrun went through the cadets with Lyle Pearson. On 29 December, Heilbrun lost track of Pearson who was...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13, VT13,...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
Anthony Acevedo was picked to be part of a group of 350 Jewish and other undesirables being sent to Berga in the Ulster...

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