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Michael Mickey Ganitch enjoyed the sights and sports in Pearl Harbor. He was a bit of a loner because he did not drink...
Henry Malec, along with three or four other men, was transported by truck to his first combat experience. It was very...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Once the Americans had broken through St. Lo, Robert Gorman and the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th Field Artillery...
Darold Rice remembers his first experience with combat as he and his crew were ordered to fire their .30 caliber into...
Once Raymond VanDuzer and his fellow soldiers cleared the beach they started marching or moved out on trucks. They went...
Arthur Pendleton participated in a lot of covert operations. It was interesting work. Pendleton did not know the...
Norman Hatch filmed the battle on Tarawa with black and white 35mm film, but most of the rest of his photographers shot...
Elmer Knudsen's first combat was at Fort Driant, about a week after he got off the boat in France. It took him about a...
Harold Lightell entered France right after the D-Day invasion with the 79th Infantry Division. The 79th was under...
Wallace Hurley recounts the story of his admired company commander who was killed while capturing two Germans. The...
Ira Schilling was born in June 1924 in Saratoga, Texas. His parents separated when he was very young and he moved to...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Lucien Laborde was a regimental adjutant in the 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division when he landed in...
Vernon Leopold was trained as a radio operator at Camp Wolters, Texas then went into the ASTP, Army Specialized...
Elmer Knudsen's unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division]...
Harold DeForest landed in New Caledonia and was sent to a replacement center. There, he and another guy volunteered to...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
Lester Hull and his unit [Annotator's Note: Battery C, 976th Field Artillery Battalion] spent several months in North...
Arthur Jackson was in the hospital in Noumea, New Caledonia for three or four weeks before being shipped back to the...
The Red Ball Express hauled the troops around and it was almost completely made of black drivers. When they got ready...
Samuel Malta voyaged from New Zealand to New Caledonia. He imbibed a potent whiskey while at Nouméa. Missing his ride...
Some days after eliminating the machine gun position, Romus Burgin and his fellow Marines faced another machine gun...
David Roderick saw German fortifications that were made to look like homes or barns and one town was only made of...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
When they were heading to Tonga, Fred Bergeron and the rest of his air group were dropped off in Fiji. They flew some...
John M. Roberts and his unit [Annotator's Note: Battery C, 592nd Field Artillery Battalion, 106th Infantry Division]...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
While Weldon Fruge was in France, he served with C Company of the 180th Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: Company C...
John Witmeyer led his platoon through a break in a concrete wall out into a wheat field after being assured by an...
Darold Rice and his men made their way over the sand dunes and passed by the bodies of several dead Germans. They came...
William Pena’s two sergeants were taken from him after one night and were transferred so he was given a new sergeant...
Harry Quinn and his buddy attempted to locate the paratroopers the day after the landing [Annotator’s Note: the date...
George Haines says that the equipment supply chain worked well. They would often be short of the clips for the Thompson...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Richard Keller did not see too much of Hill 700 but he had a friend named Sid Goodkin, the commander of Company G [...

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