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Only one of Robert Huber's friends was wounded during the war. He did not know the sergeant who was killed. The one who...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
Monty Joe Boitnott fought in bad weather and only received support when the skies cleared. The Junkers would be...
Henry Freedman, along with the rest of the troops in his division [Annotator's Note: Freedman was a member of the...
Darold Rice reached the peak of Hill 122 and had gone to ground to wait for further orders. While lying there, a German...
George Peto and the men of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines had a few days of rest and got new guns then moved out...
Walter Halloran was often in combat. During the Battle of the Bulge, he was with an outfit trying to recapture a town...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
Cleston Stell arrived in France where he joined the 80th Infantry Division in St. Avold. He was assigned to Company G,...
George Spera first saw combat in September 1944. He was scared to death. Nobody had previous combat experience...
Stanley Wolczyk was under fire three times during the campaign to recapture Attu from the Japanese. It was during the...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
[Annotator's Note: Charles McGee served in the USAAF as a fighter pilot with the 302nd Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter...
The first dead people John H. Price, Jr. saw were Germans and that had little effect on him. They could hear field...
Francis Dymnicki would wake up very early in the morning to prepare for a bombing mission. Daylight hours in England...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Julian Siebert went straight from England to France. Within two days, he was on the front in November 1944. Siebert was...
Francis Hurd's engineering unit [Annotator's Note: the 291st Engineer Combat Battalion] built a number of Bailey...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Dabney Montgomery arrived in Bari, Italy in January 1944. It was the day after a heavy German bombardment. There were...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
Henry Freedman was a member of an intelligence and reconnaissance unit [Annotator's Note: Intelligence and...
Enrique Cervantes flew about 25 missions over Europe. Although he classified those missions as uneventful, they were...
Lloyd Guillory had two eventful missions he would never forget. On a mission before he reached Ie-Shima, Guillory flew...
Francis Dymnicki does not remember his first mission. He flew missions over France in preparation for D-Day [Annotator'...
[Annotator's Note: George Peto served in the US Marine Corps in a machine gun section in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
Ira Schilling killed a Japanese soldier on Guadalcanal with a shotgun. In the morning, before the Marines moved out...
Keith Renstrom and Amagony [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling; on Iwo Jima] looked at each other and gave each other...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
George Linker entered Manila as part of the 25th Infantry Division. He was a private first class in the infantry. He...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin "R.V." Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in...
After Ira Schilling and Company L, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment hit the beach at Tarawa, Company L split up and...
One of the Japanese jumped out of the tank [Annotator's Note: on Tinian] and Keith Renstrom shot him. He was awarded...
They shipped out in late September [Annotator's Note: September 1942] and landed in North Africa on 8 November 1942....
William Garbo first entered a combat zone in an Army DUKW [Annotator's Note: an amphibious truck, referred to as a Duck...
Kenneth Killilea and the 4th Division returned to Maui from Tinian. There was a big luau and then training started...

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