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Melvin Munch was part of the invasion of Okinawa when it commenced on Easter Sunday in April 1945. He rode a landing...
[Annotator's Note: Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. served in the Army as the commanding officer of Company E, 2nd Battalion,...
Samuel Jenkins recalls being in Hünningen for about a month before moving to Lanzerath, Belgium. Bouck [Annotator's...
After D-Day, on 10 June 1944, Austin Hustead's squadron [Annotator's Note: 81st Fighter Squadron, 50th Fighter Group,...
Wayne Pierce was the Supply and Transportation Officer when his Battalion left Fort Bragg. The regiment travelled by...
After nine weeks' training, Alex Lopez sailed on the Ile de France [Annotator's Note: the SS Ile de France was a French...
Vernon Leopold and his outfit [Annotator's Note: I...
Eventually the German fire lifted, and Darold Rice and his men moved on. They later caught a German convoy at a bridge...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
John McConn and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 410th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry...
Charles Womack remembers that the bunkers and emplacements were often different from one to the next. He came across...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Romus Burgin and the 5th Marines [Annotator's Note: 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] were among the first to...
Wallace Hurley was discharged at San Antonio after returning to the United States. Men were given various strange...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr.'s wife asking if he had any idea how long he had...
Vernon Leopold vividly remembers the positions of the foxholes and emplacements that his platoon [Annotator's Note: the...
After the war, Robert Mayes returned to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee and got his degree. He then...
Samuel Jenkins has only been back to Belgium once. It was a very eerie feeling. They saw where their foxholes had been...
Byron Othello Wilkins made sergeant on 3 December [Annotators Note: 3 December 1944] and met the new captain around...
For the Rhine crossing, the 17th Airborne Division was supposed to jump before they [Annotator's Note: the 313th...
William Pena was born in Laredo, Texas and attended a Catholic middle school and public high school. He was the editor...
Elmo Espree was impressed with the huge size of the first camp he trained at. Customarily, the service facilities are...
Douglas Harper went to Port Hueneme, California and was assigned to an ACORN unit. [Annotator's Note: ACORN is an...
Wallace Hurley missed his bed most of all while he was in combat. The rain was heavy in France. Foxholes filled up so...
Edward "Babe" Heffron felt good about being in the airborne with the best unit he could have joined [Annotator's Note:...
Lawrence Brooks feels that young people should learn about World War 2. Much can be learned at The National WWII Museum...
Jack Carver thinks the youth of today have no idea of the type of war the Second World War was. The movie is good [...
Samuel Malta remembers funny occasions during the war but he also remembers being frightened by the combat. When faced...
Cleveland Peterson's most memorable experience was being close to Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. During the...
They immediately hauled Arthur Pendleton to the emergency Army tent. He was still knocked out at this point [Annotator'...
William Pena remembers how nervous his truck driver was when they left. He ate a big breakfast with his men at the...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Keller served in the Army as the company commander of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 148th...
After William Garbo was transferred to the 112th Cavalry Regiment [Annotator's Note: G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th...
George Sakato had to go and rescue the Lost Battalion [Annotator's Note: elements of the 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry...
Fred Hirsekorn's unit [Annotators Note: Company C, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division] had a tough time at...
Anthony Varuso served in the Navy for three years and eight months. He had rotated back to the United States by the...

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