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Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Lombardo was born in Calabria in Southern Italy in 1919. He grew up there until the age of...
Peter Somogyi was born in Pécs, Hungary in April 1933. His father had a nice business. The family had a comfortable...
Arthur Staymates was born in 1925 in Murrysville, Pennsylvania which is about 20 or 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. He...
Allen Lamm was born in 1924 in Denham Springs, Louisiana. He grew up there and can remember the physical punishment he...
Glenn Frazier was born in Fort Deposit, Alabama in 1924. He grew up during the Great Depression, but since his family...
Glen Arnold Jostad grew up on a farm during the Great Depression. His family was poor but never hungry since they had...
William Leo Spaetgens was born on a farm in Roberts Cove near Crowley, Louisiana in 1922. He had eight siblings but one...
Jack Skaggs was born in Norman, Oklahoma in 1922. He grew up during the Great Depression. His father was a truck driver...
Constance Negrotto was born on 8 August 1924 to Ralph and Inez Hinkel. When she was five years old, the family moved to...
Max Finesmith was born in 1920 in Wilmington, Delaware. He grew up during the Depression. His parents emigrated from...
Michael Mickey Ganitch was born in November 1919 in Mogadore, Ohio. He grew up on a farm with all the associated hard...
Adolph Wilson was born in Oakdale, Louisiana in 1922. Before the war, his father was in the coffee business. He...
Ralph R. Hopkins was born in 1926 in New Orleans. The Great Depression made times difficult, but growing up was not bad...
Harry Watson was born in Boston, Massachusetts in August 1926. His father was a glazier, his mother a housewife and he...
Olin Tisdale was born in April 1925 in Bluff Springs, Florida. Although his father had a farm and ran a grocery store...
Velma Theriot Plaisance was born in 1923 in Theriot, Louisiana. The Great Depression resulted in everyone being poor....
Sherwin Callander was born in June 1920, the first of three boys, in Vancouver, Canada, but grew up in Oakland,...
Donald Witmer was born an only child in September 1924 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His mother died when he was 18...
Murphy Burke was born in Morgan City, Louisiana in February 1926. He and his only sibling, a sister, grew up in New...
Dawn Higgins Murphy was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She grew up there when times were different than presently....
Keith Renstrom joined the Marine Corps on 13 June 1940. He went through boot camp in San Diego. He was raised on a farm...
Marigold "Margot" McNeely was born in London, England in 1926. She moved from London to a small seaside resort called...
Oran Harris was born in Hartford, Tennessee in September 1924. His childhood home was near the Smoky Mountains, about...
Robert Templet was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in September 1920. At the age of five years old, his family moved to...
James Moshovitis was born in March 1925 in Washington, D.C., the only son of three children born to Greek immigrants....
Dominic Martello served with the Service Company [Annotator's Note: early Cannon Company, before they established them...
Howard Fox was born in Albany, New York in 1925. He grew up during the Great Depression, and lost his mother when he...
J. W. Childs was born in Cisco, Texas. From a young age, however, he and his little sister lived with their parents in...
Douglas Harper, one of three sons, grew up in Tri-City Beach, east of Baytown, Texas and south of Cedar Bayou, Texas....
Jack Gutman was born in December 1925 in San Francisco, California, the son of a salesman who had nine children. The...
Gerhard Franzky could quit the Hitler Youth but he was not allowed to quit the civil defense. Soon it was 1942. Many of...
By 21 March [Annotator's Note: 21 March 1945], the American forces were getting close so John Mock and his fellow...
They [Annotator's Note: Leonard Brooks, his family, and the 600 other missionaries] arrived at Santo Tomas and spent...
William Leo Spaetgens was pulled out of the Navy Armed Guard in January 1945. Many men were removed from that service...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
Richard Boyd was not trained to go to Japan after the Germans surrendered. He was assigned to a unit disarming the...

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