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Anton Jaber went ashore [Annotator's Note: across Omaha Beach, Normandy, France] around 13 July 1944. He went to an...
Paul Arst joined his unit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division...
When Lorenzo Dow Crews and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company I, 3rd Battalion, 397th Infantry Regiment, 100th...
According to Harry Snyder, anyone entering combat in Normandy between D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of...
About a day away from Hawaii, while John H. Cole was headed for Eniwetok [Annotator's Note: Enewetak Atoll, Marshall...
Sam V. Abate would walk guard duty. The Germans would come at night with PT-Boats [Annotator's Note: E-boat; Allied...
[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...
William Wayne had joined the Marine Corps with John Shepperly who got shot through the arm landing on Iwo Jima, Japan....
Ralph Sykes traveled to Le Havre [Annotator's Note: Le Havre, France], then took a train to Belgium. He then traveled...
They [Annotator’s Note: Jacklyn Lucas and his fellow Marines of Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 5th...
Introduced to Okinawa through a rubberized topographical map, Richard Jaccarino could see where they would be landing,...
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...
William Hall had bad things happen to him but he never turned religious until he was in Vietnam. At that point in his...
Harold Lightell entered France right after the D-Day invasion with the 79th Infantry Division. The 79th was under...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Lesniewski served in the Army as a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute...
Training was very good. Richard O. "Otto" Bertz had been an Eagle Scout [Annotator's Note: highest achievement in the...
Seymour "Sy" Lichtenfeld had a horrible experience in the English Channel. He, along with many other troops, got very...
James Albert Kitts landed in France [Annotator's Note: on 13 December 1944] and it was not cold, just muddy. It got...
[Annotator's Note: Vernon Squire was in the 821st Tank Destroyer Battalion, 29th Infantry Division and helped take the...
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...
William Edwin Howard says the fighting on Anzio [Annotator's Note: Anzio, Italy] beach was terrible. The Germans had a...
[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...
Howard Warren Stokes was born in 1926 in Lodi, California and was an only child. His father supported his family during...
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...
As first scout, John Wicklund carried a Thompson submachine gun [Annotator's Note: .45 caliber Thompson submachine gun...
Walter Barnes was born in New Orleans and grew up on Webster Street in the Uptown neighborhood. Life was good for him....
Murray Stein moved to Florida in 1981 after working for the US Postal Service for 37 and a half years. He was 18 when...

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