Experience with death

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Childers was placed in a basket and hoisted onto the deck of the destroyer that had picked him and his crew up. He was...
[Annotators Note: James Goodrich served in the US Marine Corps as a machinegun section leader in the 27th Marine...
Richard Ford was pinned down by a German machine gun. He was up against a hedgerow so tight that he could not move. The...
The local principal got him to come up there and then teachers started asking him to speak to their classes. The...
Once Pomroy was brought to the beach he was treated by a Navy Corpsman and evacuated from Peleliu to a hospital ship...
Yellin is not sure if he was fired upon during landings and take offs from Iwo Jima. Yellin recalls that one of his...
They did not know the exact cause of his death since he was in halfway decent shape but initially they were told his...
Mack was going to bring his carbine home with him. He put it in his sea bag and had all of his stuff packed around it....
[Annotators Note: Donald Hoff served in the navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on SBD Dauntless dive bombers...
Karr believed that Admiral Becton [Annotator's Note: F. Julian Becton was the Commander of the Laffey] was a very, very...
Bailey had a picture of himself with a flamethrower on his back. It was taken while he was waiting to go free one of...
The navy commander leading the Hornet's [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet, CV-8] air group was responsible for the deaths...
For the first battle of the Matanikau, James Smith and the Raiders were going to go up the river and 1st Battalion, 7th...
Richard Ford had a carbine which was made by Remington. The barrel still had factory markings on it. Every now and then...
Yellin recalls how he had a close call with a fellow pilot. From that point on Yellin did not trust that man and would...
Basilone [Annotators Note: Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone] and his guys went ashore in the third wave. William...
Deen remembers the fear that was prevalent among the replacements, yet they responded when it was time to fight. He...
While Childers was a cadet he was asked by Colonel Mangrum if he had received a Purple Heart. When he told Mangrum that...
[Annotator's Note: a different interviewer, Martin Morgan, now interviews Vernon Baker] Vernon Baker had a reputation...
One of the new pilots from Vejtasa's group got lost during the battle. He tried to make it to Guadalcanal but couldn't...
Zawada tried to run when he got hit, but he no idea how badly injured he was [Annotator's Note: during the Hammelburg...
Richard Ford recalls one time when they got a bunch of replacements. He thought those guys were something else. Four or...
Richard Ford is able to watch World War 2 movies. Most of the movies in his opinion are a bunch of BS. They do things...
Charles Scheffel located the headquarters of the 39th Infantry Regiment. He reported to the colonel who was glad to see...
Richard Ford believes that is important for people to know what happened during the war. A lot of people complain about...
Freddie Ohr had a lot of things happened to him. The first guy Ohr encountered really tried to make it tough on him....
Not all of them were happy to see women [Annotator's Note: Wagner is referring to US Naval Officers in San Francisco]....
In late April 1944 they were put on special alert. They were put on trucks and were taken through Southampton to an...
Roosevelt [Annotator’s Note: General Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Jr.], from the 1st Division helped to train the men....
The 442nd RCT and 100th Battalion came together in Naples and that is when Sakato joined E Company. After camping at...
Arthur Jackson had been influenced by Marine pilots and wanted to fly. At the recruiting office he took the aviation...
Inouye realized that there were problems in every state. Segregation in the south was a problem. He was confident that...
Ferrier got to Pearl Harbor the day after the Hornet [Annotator's Note: USS Hornet CV-8, aircraft carrier] sailed. They...

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