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After darkness fell, Lieutenant John Marr began to lead the 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment back to...
William Pena remembers how nervous his truck driver was when they left. He ate a big breakfast with his men at the...
Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...
Fred Hirsekorn had been assigned a Buck Rogers tank. The Buck Rogers tank was an experimental tank with 60 four and a...
Fred Hirsekorn's unit [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] had a tough time at...
Abe Milkis returned to his Company as a bazooka man who was assisted by a loader. [Annotator’s Note: Milkis had...
Frank Buschmeier got seven letters in one day at Stalag Luft IV. One of the men volunteered to read his letters for him...
They crossed into eastern France and had to wade through a river as they headed towards the German lines. It was muddy...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] Farley was hit in...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
When Charles Coolidge was in Italy Patton did not mean a thing to him. Coolidge passed a vehicle with General Patton in...
Raymond Wells was by himself with a .30 caliber machinegun and took out three enemy snipers. He moved to San Pietro and...
Dan Baker was born in Marietta, Ohio in 1923. He attended Indiana University and was in the ROTC program. Despite being...
Early life for Radford was tough because of the Great Depression. He grew up in a family of eight including his parents...
Ari Phoutrides was born in Seattle in 1925. His father was a priest who was moved around the country often.After high...
Sabol was born in 1924 and knew when the war broke out that he would have to serve in one branch or another. He chose...
Barfoot first served with the 1st Infantry Division when he enlisted at Fort Benning, Georgia. With the 1st Division,...
Alexander Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi...
Harold Rosen was born in Dallas, Texas in April 1925. His father owned his own business so the depression did not hit...
Stinson was born in Columbia, Alabama. After he and his classmates graduated from high school in 1943 they joined the...
Mancel Grant Kirk was born near Finger, Tennessee in 1925 and spent his whole life there except when he went away for...
[Annotator's Note: Interview begins mid-discussion with brief mention of the Malmedy Massacre, the massacre of 84...
Tenney joined the National Guard in November of 1940. He joined to get his year of service completed before the draft...
Biddle was born in Daleville, Indiana on November 28th, 1923. Daleville had about nine hundred people. He lived there...
Kaylor was born in Highspire, Pennsylvania. He went to Highspire High School. K-12 was in the same building. A friend's...
Michael Cokinos grew up in Beaumont, Texas. During the Great Depression, life was pretty strict for him. His parents...
Galloway was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1923. Galloway was very fortunate during the Great Depression. His father had a...
Corbin discusses the Battle of the Bulge, the Hammelburg Raid, and the book The Longest Winter [Annotator's Note: The...
Wiley grew up during the Great Depression and he joined the Navy in 1940 just shortly after he graduated from high...
Lyle Bouck did not like the taste of the food. The men were marched to a town east of Losheim and put in the basement...
The river crossing [Annotators Note: the 20 September 1944 crossing of the Waal River in Holland during Operation...
They crossed the river at Burgson to continue moving towards the camp [Annotator's Note: during the Hammelburg raid as...
Richard Ford notes that they really got nailed at the Elbe River. They moved up to an area one afternoon and the next...
Alexander Vraciu knew that the next time they saw air action it would be part of a landing somewhere. When his group...
Yellin went to witness the ceremony in 2006. He met a few different Japanese soldiers and American military personnel...
Renstrom and Amagony [Annotator’s Note: unsure of spelling; on Iwo Jima] looked at each other and gave each other the...

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