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[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...
On 3 May 1941, the Japanese landed on Mindanao [Annotator's Note: Mindanao, Philippines]. Milton L. McMullen, Sr. and...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Taylor served in the Navy as a corpsman attached to Headquarters and Service Company, 7th...
The worst part of the fighting for Johnny Ngai was fighting in to Cassino [Annotator's Note: Cassino, Italy]. Rocks and...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
Lawrence Angst's first experience with combat was seeing the dead bodies piled up to be registered. They left and then...
[Annotator's Note: Gerard Dillon had been sent to deliver a message to US Army Lieutenant Colonel Charles J. Timmes to...
Joseph Hochadel was in combat shortly after patching up the chaplain. Hochadel recalls getting a call about some...
Darold Rice reached the peak of Hill 122 and had gone to ground to wait for further orders. While lying there, a German...
Fernando Serna had several close calls during the war. Assigned to Corregidor Island in the Philippines, he got out of...
Don Daniels' closest call was an accident. His unit [Annotator's Note: Weapons Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th...
Howard Ricks had several close calls during the Battle of Iwo Jima. A friend was hit by artillery fire and Ricks...
Lawrence Angst remembers one close call very well. He was in basic training with another man. They were both first in...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
When they were pulling into port in Luzon with 600 men aboard, Ben Skardon said that Lieutenant George Coburn, Skardon'...
[Annotator's Note: Wallace Yip, Sr. was drafted in 1943.] Congress started drafting 18 year olds who registered [...
On his second day in France, Henry Feldman saw his captain and a private killed in action. He was nearby when it...
They [Annotator's Note: Anthony Acevedo and his fellow soldiers of the 275th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division...
Walter Jacobs thought the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Rifle] was a good weapon but required a lot of...
When Seymour Reitman saw E Company [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 395th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: Gerard Dillon was with the 17th Airborne Division when they met up with the British 6th Airborne...
Edwin Knight was in the Philippines when fighting began to subside. The priority for logistical support was redirected...
[Annotator's Note: Glynn G. Raby, Jr. took part in the Battle of Brest, 7 August to 19 September 1944, Brest, France.]...
When they started moving east from Hoffen [Annotator's Note: Höfen, Germany], Phillip Candella said the 99th [Annotator...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
It rained everyday while Donald Louis Duffy and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company I, 3rd Battalion, 30th Infantry...
Roy Joseph Moss transitioned to the front when he joined his unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 142nd...
After parachuting into France and landing in trees in the mountains, Melvin Dahlberg and other paratroopers from the...
The first move Peter Gallo made with the unit [Annotator's Note: 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division] was to...
Edwin Knight was in the midst of a battle [Annotator's Note: in Lingayen Gulf in January 1945]. While advancing through...
David Lehigh was told he would be deploying overseas, but was not told where he would be going. He departed from Mather...
Ray League was introduced into combat when his colonel [Annotator's Note: US Army Colonel William E. Carraway,...
The next little village Holly Rees' division approached was Keradera [Annotator's Note: phonetic spelling] with Company...
Bryan Compton states that the Germans used the medics' red cross as a target. When they were moving out, his outfit [...
Ira Schilling killed a Japanese soldier on Guadalcanal with a shotgun. In the morning, before the Marines moved out...
John Wicklund and his fellow infantrymen started hitting tough resistance at Mechum Ridge [Annotator's Note: phonetic...

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