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On 11 September 2001, Norman Mineta was having breakfast with the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium who was also that...
As a child, Elisabeth Bolster sat on her father's lap while Munich was being bombed by the Allies. She was comforted by...
Felix Polito participated in the Battle at Anzio. The 101st went in and had 165 men but only 5 or 6 survived. They were...
Felix Polito and the 1st Special Service Force were part of the breakout from Anzio beachhead. They were about ten...
John Pogue experienced his first combat in the Ardennes at an unknown location. He went in by glider. His glider and a...
James Weller volunteered as a gung-ho young man looking for trouble. He enjoyed his war years and the people he met....
George Linker was in his foxhole when he saw three bullets hit right beside him [Annotator's Note: Linker simulates the...
Glenn Frazier was responsible for delivering ammunition to the Philippine Army at the front lines after the invasion of...
Horace Sharp arrived in Le Havre, France following his deployment from the United States. The town was utterly...
Arthur Staymates was told by Hermann Göring that Hitler ordered 60,000 troops from the Eastern [Annotator's Note:...
Harold Berkman fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The battle lasted from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. [...
Henry Freedman received an additional month of training in England prior to shipping out to France. He moved across...
James Weller knew something was going on while he was near the German border. The OPs [Annotator’s Note: outposts] and...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
John McConn experienced German machine gun fire at the battle of Saint- Dié. The enemy fired their guns at the...
Baptiste Puissegur was a staff car driver during the war. He liked the officers he served with. He enjoyed the duty...
George Morgan told his parents about his wartime experiences. He told them about being wounded in the invasion of...
During one mission when Lowell Brueland escorted allied bombers over Berlin, a flight of eight JU-88s [Annotator’s Note...
Arthur Staymates was presented the Bronze Star for actions performed early in his combat. He earned his first Bronze...
James Livaudais and his glider infantrymen met up with paratroopers after crossing the Merderet causeway. The...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Henry Freedman, along with the rest of the troops in his division [Annotator's Note: Freedman was a member of the...
Cleston Stell arrived in France where he joined the 80th Infantry Division in St. Avold. He was assigned to Company G,...
In the early part of December, John McConn and his outfit was taking a German town. [Annotator’s Note: 1944] The...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
Lowell Brueland became Senior Flight Leader before the Normandy D-Day invasion. He had the opportunity to become the...
George Linker entered Manila as part of the 25th Infantry Division. He was a private first class in the infantry. He...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] received the Silver Star, Bronze Star with an arrowhead and the Purple Heart...
Wayne Pierce felt the night attack on Cauyuigy was the right thing to do. The attack failed because the 400 Americans...
James Weller enjoyed his time in England. He trained with his new M7 tank in Slapton Sands from February to May [...
At about 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning, Arthur Seltzer went over the side of the ship to enter his landing craft. He was...

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