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William Epperson received two Purple Hearts for being wounded. Epperson felt strongly that women in the service would...
During the Anzio [Annotator's Note: Battle of Anzio; 22 January 1944 to 5 June 1944; Anzio, Italy] breakout, Robert...
Felix Polito and the 1st Special Service Force were part of the breakout from Anzio beachhead. They were about ten...
Monty Joe Boitnott was on tour [Annotators Note: on an overseas tour of duty] for 16 months. The only member of...
Clifford Smith was at home reading a comic book and listening to the radio on 7 December 1941 when the news of the...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
The first of the three battles that stands out to William Lansford was at Asamana on 11 November [Annotator's Note: 11...
There were two things about a boat of the type [Annotator's Note: Motor Torpedo Boat, or PT-Boat] that Thomas D....
John Pogue experienced his first combat in the Ardennes at an unknown location. He went in by glider. His glider and a...
Byron Othello Wilkins was put on the front line again with his company. The sleeping holes were dug into the walls near...
John Rogers' unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division] was...
Cecil K. Bell was sent to Fort Sill [Annotator's Note: in Lawton, Oklahoma] for his basic training and then to Camp...
William Pena traveled on the Queen Elizabeth over to England where he was given lots of food. Only one day he remembers...
When Robert Liles arrived in China, he and the other pilots lived in hostels. They also had Chinese room boys that took...
Wallace Yip, Sr. went to England and the Germans were sending the V-bombs [Annotator's Note: V1 Buzz Bomb, V-1 pulse...
After finishing his training, Donald Scott was put on a troop ship to the 8th Air Force field in Knettishall, England...
After graduating from advanced training, Second Lieutenant Eugene Vaadi was assigned to the 385th Bombardment Group...
Curtis Brooks knew the Americans were approaching the Philippines. In 1944, the Japanese military posture in the...
Jack Sinise arrived in England in January 1944 [Annotator's Note: and joined the 379th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force...
In May 1944, Walter Henry Barton's regiment [Annotator's Note: Barton was a member of Cannon Company, 361st Infantry...
Curtis Brooks arrived for duty in Korea at night. His unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Battery, 10th Field...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout this clip, a person off-camera answers a lot of the interviewer's questions or gives...
Helen Gagel flew to New Guinea and then went by boat to Biak [Annotator's Note: West New Guinea]. They took a plane to...
On the way out of the United States, Joseph F. McGee Junior reunited with his old high school football coach in Hawaii...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
By daylight, combat started again. Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and Swaney [Annotator's Note: Arthur Swanson from Boston,...
The first rounds of artillery fire are often shot way over where you think the troops are and then you fire back to...
Prior to entry into France, Henry Feldman was assigned to Cannon Company, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry...
Elmo Bell and the men of Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division repelled...
Nolan Albarado was in the Army but was cooking for the Navy in Hawaii. He returned home to the United States in 1943...
Arnold Debrick has one regret [Annotator's Note: from his time in Company B, 9th Armored Infantry Battalion, 6th...
Horace Sharp and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division]...
Harold Lightell moved into Germany after progressing through France with the 79th Infantry Division. Lightell could...
Ray League and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division...
[Annotator's Note: Glynn G. Raby, Jr. was with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division...
Robert G. Frey crossed the Rhine River in March [Annotator's Note: March 1945]. The Air Force had taken out most of the...

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