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At Camp Campbell [Annotator's Note: now Fort Campbell in Oak Grove, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee], Frank...
Lionel Baxter trained on howitzers. They went through [Annotator's Note: training] in eight weeks because they were...
Basic training was normal for Henry Little. His training for building bridges involved alligators and snakes swimming...
Ellis Whaley does not remember where he had basic training. He was sent to California for special training. It was a...
Earl Dean Browning holds up a book that he put together after he came home from the service [Annotator's Note: in...
By the second day of basic training Leon J. Neiman realized how hard serving in the military was going to be. One day...
Richard O'Hara took a train with eight others to San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California]. They did not know...
Joseph Dean Reilly [Annotator's Note: with Headquarters, 3rd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts abruptly.] In December 1944, Carl Beck was 19 years old and had just gotten...
Raymond Mason remembers they marched all night long. [Annotator's Note: Mason is referring to the Battle of the Bulge...
In December 1944, Eduardo Alberto Peniche Carvajal was on R and R [Annotator's Note: rest and recuperation, or, rest...
The VA [Annotator's Note: Veterans Administration] had their headquarters in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans...
Marion Bahlinger was born in August 1925 in Baton Rouge [Annotator's Note: Baton Rouge, Louisiana]. He grew up with...
Raymond Mason remembers the guys in his battalion were good guys. They were well-trained. They kept seeing Germans. His...
Chet Graham [Annotator's Note: Chester Earl Graham] recalls when his battalion left Hill 30 [Annotator's Note: in...
After arriving in Europe, Charles R. Brown [Annotator's Note: with Headquarters Company, 66th Armored Infantry...
Rommel [Annotator's Note: German Army Generalfeldmarschall, or Field Marshal, Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel] was sending...
Lewis A. Strandburg [Annotator's Note: serving with the Company I, 3rd Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd...
[Annotator’s Note: Speaking is audible in the background through this segment.] In February 1945, Leander Bubrig [...
James D. Comeaux describes the actions of the USS Auburn (AGC-10) in her role as a command ship during the invasion of...
Henry James Bird [Annotator's Note: assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division of...
Claude Bufford Shaw's ship, the Walke [Annotator's Note: USS Walke (DD-416)], was the lead in the six-ship column. When...
While in the Java Sea after sinking a ship, another Japanese ship tried to sink the USS Blenny (SS-324). The crew then...
James Richard O'Rorke [Annotator's Note: a member of Signal Corps Aircraft Warning, 5th Interceptor Command,...
F.M. Richard Simons did not smoke and gave his daily cigarettes away. So many people in World War 2 were given free...
Roy H. Matsumoto used his carbine [Annotator's Note: .30 caliber M1 semi-automatic carbine] to drive back the enemy on...
Delbert Franklin Hackman [Annotator's Note: a mechanic with Headquarters Battery, 391st Armored Field Artillery...
Meade Willis first experienced battle at Saint-Die [Annotator's Note: Saint-Dié, France]. Willis was tasked with...
While in Germany, Byron Herbert Meader and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 271st Infantry Regiment,...
Nicholas John Compagno and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 36th Engineer Combat...
Harold Hauberg [Annotator's Note: with Company D, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division] landed...
Earl Dean Browning took part in three major battles [Annotator's Note: with the Anti-Tank Company, 35th Infantry...
Glenn Frazier was responsible for delivering ammunition to the Philippine Army at the front lines after the invasion of...
Robert Addison [Annotator’s Note: with the 1st Marine Raider Battalion] found that 11th Marine artillery was...
In December 1944, Marvin Sussman [Annotator's Note: with Troop A, 4th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron] was on the right...
Lloyd Dendy was in the advance party [Annotator's Note: of the 12th Defense Battalion] on the first day at Cape...

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