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In July of 1944, John Witmeyer and his men were some of the first American troops to cross the Seine River in France....
Josephine Pescatore would do it all again tomorrow if she had the same kind of troops, which she is sure they are....
Tom Quigley remembers the inefficiencies of the Red Cross and its volunteers and the impractical attitude they took...
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
William Epperson matured during the war. Many men showed the effects upon them after they returned home. It was not as...
Roger Shaw was changed by World War 2. The war changed the world. Shaw had never been on a boat before, and that was a...
John McConn worst memory of World War Two was when Zeddie Sears was killed. It was a panic situation. The event was...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] felt the war was necessary in order to get rid of the Axis leaders. Miksa...
Mildred Aupied was influenced by her work at the shipyard [Annotator’s Note: she was a welder at the Delta Shipbuilding...
Wanda Damberg had relatives in Holland during the German occupation [Annotator’s Note: the German sweep into Holland...
Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...
Edward Tipper arrived at Crile General Hospital in Cleveland after his flight from a hospital in England. [Annotator’s...
Charles Coolidge went into Anzio during the day then started moving that night for a planned attack the next morning....
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
Early life for Radford was tough because of the Great Depression. He grew up in a family of eight including his parents...
Joseph Hochadel served in the 34th Infantry Division, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion as a combat medic. He was...
Biddle was born in Daleville, Indiana on November 28th, 1923. Daleville had about nine hundred people. He lived there...
Joseph Diamond served with the 104th Infantry Division, which is the Timberwolf Division. He was born in Camden, New...
William Disanza was born on 120th Street in Manhattan and grew up in the Bronx. In 1950 he got married and moved to New...
Stegmeier was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1922. At the time of the interview he is 85 years old. He attended Grandview...
Lyle Bouck did not like the taste of the food. The men were marched to a town east of Losheim and put in the basement...
The river crossing [Annotators Note: the 20 September 1944 crossing of the Waal River in Holland during Operation...
Richard Ford notes that they really got nailed at the Elbe River. They moved up to an area one afternoon and the next...
Pomroy went back to get the wounded Marvin Hattan who was screaming and moaning from his wounds [Annotator’s Note:...
Yellin went to witness the ceremony in 2006. He met a few different Japanese soldiers and American military personnel...
Quintana believes that it is important that people continue to study and research World War II however he does note...
Mack is the chaplain of the Sixth Marine Division Association. He notes that the ranks are getting very thin. The...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
The Laffey escorted a ship named the Dashing Wave [Annotator's Note: SS Dashing Wave] all the way back to the States [...
Any little thing William Disanza could do to help the natives he did. They loved it as well. It was American ingenuity...
After Mervosh helped his wounded friends in the foxhole he realized that he had lost his hearing. Eventually after a...
Of the 3 guys that went with Kanaya to bring back the wounded, one was a Caucasian from a supporting company. They...
Out of all the men Galloway knew and the men around him, no one was killed on the first day of the Bulge. Galloway met...
Richard Candelaria thinks it is a shame that the American public did not get to see their 8th Air Force. They were able...
The second day they were run out by the Japanese again [Annotator’s Note: On Okinawa, April 1945]. Deen notes that it...

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