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Robert Oplinger left Fort Pierce, Florida training [Annotator's Note: as a member of Underwater Demolition Team 21 (UDT...
John Raaen left Rudder and remnants of his battalion [Annotator’s Note: 5th Ranger Battalion] at the Pointe to...
Jack Carver moved into Germany and crossed the Rhine River. Most of the bridges into Germany had been destroyed but one...
Fortunately, the boat Michael Mervosh was in did not get hit [Annotator's Note: by Japanese artillery fire during the...
Archie Maltbie found the flying in the Battle of the Bulge to be some of the toughest work of his fighter career....
Frank Fontana took his basic training in Camp Barkeley in Texas. It was miserable, desolate country. The training...
David Olson felt most of the people in France were happy to see the Americans. They had never fully recovered from the...
David Olson and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion] went through Camp Shanks en...
Perry Smith was born at West Point, New York in 1934 while his father was serving as an instructor at the US Military...
When Calvin Moret was at Godman Field near Fort Knox [Annotator’s Note: Kentucky], he noted that Italian and German...
Jack Carver arrived at Utah Beach about six weeks after D-Day [Annotator's Note: D-Day was the Allied invasion of...
Bernard Friedenberg fought at Aachen, Germany on the Siegfried Line. He was doing the same thing over and over again...
Frank Fontana was part of a MASH [Annotator's Note: Mobile Army Surgical Hospital] unit. They put up a ward tent that...
Samuel Lombardo received the Silver Star for advancing on a hill under enemy fire. His men hit the ground when the...
Lowell Brueland earned the Silver Star after he arrived in France while performing a fighter sweep. He had completed...
Theodore Wessen served on a modern minesweeper [Annotator's Note: USS Pirate (AM-275)] which was fitted with gear to...
Norman Riggsby went through maneuvers and practice landings in preparation for the invasion of France. Riggsby...
After D-Day, Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and the 745th Tank Battalion drove to Caumont. That was the...
John Raaen disagrees with Gary Sterne [Annotator’s Note: Gary Sterne discovered the buried site of the large complex of...
John McCarthy reached Pearl Harbor on his ship [Annotator’s Note: the repair ship USS Laertes (AR-20)]. They waited...
Alois Kopp volunteered to go on the USS Houston (CA-30) in 1939 for deployment overseas. The ship was stationed in...