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[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...
Allen Pedersen remembers 23 January [Annotator's Note: 23 January 1944] and the landing at Anzio Beach as his most...
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:...
Norris Gwin's most memorable experience during the war was when he substituted for a sick man on guard duty. Snipers...
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...
Revisiting his memories of Anzio, Harry Koukos said that at first, there was only one man in a foxhole, but 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...
Further into the fighting on Iwo Jima, and while going through a sniper-infested thicket, the call came for an "advance...
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...
For Samuel Jenkins, returning to the United States was much easier than going to Europe. He just laid in his bunk and...
George Sakato would hear different things while out on patrols. Once a Tiger [Annotator's Note: German Mark VI main...
James Muri believes that his gunner shot up a Japanese antiaircraft gun crew on the Akagi but the Japanese claim that...
Darold Rice remembers boarding the ship to head back to the USA after the war was over. He joined up with a random...
They crossed into eastern France and had to wade through a river as they headed towards the German lines. It was muddy...
Charles Coolidge went into Anzio during the day then started moving that night for a planned attack the next morning....
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with the interviewer asking Franklin Denius to talk about the build up to the...
Howard Ricks and the 4th Marine Division [Annotator's Note: Ricks was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 20th Marine...
In total, William Garbo and the men of G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment spent about a month in the village...
To Lucien Laborde, the first 20 minutes of the movie Saving Private Ryan accurately depict what they experienced when...

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