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In Harold DeForest's platoon there were two squads of machine guns and three squads of mortars. There were about 12 men...
Richard Boyd had been taught that fighting the war was his job. He never gave any thought to the fact that the enemy...
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th...
Carl Robert Gatlin enlisted in the Army and after training, he was sent to Blackstone, Virginia to be shipped overseas...
Robert Engel's ship had to dodge German u-boats [Annotator's Note: German submarine] by zig-zagging [Annotator's Note:...
Howard T. Maki and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company D, 1st Battalion, 339th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry...
Irving Miller joined the 141st Field Artillery, the Washington Artillery, as a replacement from the infantry. He joined...
Jacques Brewster Smith's company commander [Annotator's Note: of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 511th Parachute Infantry...
Harley Reynolds notes that a few of the wounded men were dragging behind. They made it to the trench area. They had men...
Samuel Malta and his company [Annotator's Note: Anti-Tank Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division]...
[Annotators Note: segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to describe his first moments in Normandy]...
John Witmeyer boarded ship on 5 June 1944 for transport across the English Channel. Before Witmeyer crossed the channel...
George Sakato recalled that they took that hill then had to take a few others [Annotator's Note: during fighting in...
Henry Feldman and the 8th Infantry Division [Annotator's Note: Feldman was a member of Cannon Company, 121st Infantry...
Harvey Segal reached the French coast. He had to board a landing craft after taking off his 80 pound pack. The timing...
William "Bill" Arthur Pummill and his unit [Annotator's Note: Weapons Company, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division...
Alfred Dietrick [Annotator's Note: with Company B, 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division] went...
In Sidney LaPook's next bivouac, German pilots, called Bed Check Charlie by the GIs, buzzed them late at night and...
After the Battle of the Tenaru [Annotator's Note: also called the Battle of the Ilu River, 21 August 1942, Guadalcanal...
Richard Jaccarino and his platoon [Annotator's Note: 2nd Platoon, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th...
Sterling Mace and Company K, along with Companies L and I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment were told to withdraw...
Gerard V. Radice and the 7th Infantry Division left the Philippines to invade Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan...
Joe Morris and his unit [Annotator's Note: 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division] were anchored offshore the morning...
After receiving an unexpected promotion, J.D. Graddy had a lot to think about on the journey overseas to England. After...
Samuel Jenkins does not remember hearing the fire fight in the next town over because of all the shelling in his...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] While...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
The war had been going on for about three years, and when Bryan Compton landed in southern France [Annotator's Note: on...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
When Trinidad Ledesma lived in Riverside, California, he would get up in the middle of the night and make his family...
Sidney Philips remembers the Marines bringing the amphibious tank up the creek from the beach. It was just sitting...
Romus Burgin and the men of the 5th Marine Regiment shipped out from Melbourne in September 1943 and were stationed for...
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...
In November [Annotator's Note: November 1943], Donald Draxler was told he would be going into combat as a reserve...
Around the second week of September [Annotator's Note: September 1944], Milton Moxon and the 94th Infantry Division...

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