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Anne Levy began volunteering at The National WWII Museum after Katrina [Annotator’s Note: Hurricane Katrina struck New...
William Rupp was trained to maintain, repair, and operate IBM machines by the Navy. He also attended night school...
While in combat in the Normandy's hedgerow country, an entire patrol from John Witmeyer's unit was killed by a German...
James Gaffney felt the Okinawan civilians were glad to see the Americans. They hung around the camp all the time. They...
After boot camp, Richard Nummer returned home for only one day before he returned to San Diego. Some trainees went AWOL...
Archie Maltbie arrived in Scotland and was taken to Thatcham. It was an indoctrination station to introduce troops to...
Judith Altmann was the last of the Bohrer children at home. Earlier, she might have left with the Kindertransport, but...
Like many other veterans in a similar condition, Odell Vaughn felt sensations in his legs even though both were lost...
Joseph LaNier did not know what he would do after the service. He was reserve and not regular Army. Consequently, his...
Samuel Lombardo did not think much of the German people. He felt they were negligent in allowing Hitler's [Annotator's...
James Shoemaker went into the Naval ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] at the University of...
Coleen Landry was surrounded by soldiers at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She felt that her...
Ghislaine Hegerty married an American Merchant Marine and immigrated to the United States in 1952. She met her husband...
In 1953 Thomas Crosby enlisted in the Navy. He was competing as a diver for the University of Hawaii and attending...
After his homecoming, Henry Freedman met a man at Auburn who was from Atlanta. The two men would hitchhike to Atlanta...
Ingrid Radke-Azvedo survived the bombings of Berlin, Germany [Annotator's Note: Berlin was bombed 363 times between...
Norris Gwin used the G.I. Bill for his education. He wanted to get his education and play football. He and a buddy rode...
H. Lloyd Wilkerson became Chief of Staff of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, which he called a real change of pace. He...
Freeman Dyson highly regarded Dr. Martin Luther King. Dyson also admired Gandhi. They both espoused non-violence for...
Jimmy Doi stayed in the Army until 1949. He had reenlisted as a quartermaster because he did not want to be in the...
Freeman Dyson was concerned with safety in the use of nuclear energy. Unfortunately, one means of learning lessons is...
Robert Fulton's low points in captivity included Red Cross packages not distributed to the POWs [Annotator's Note:...
While a POW at Sarang, Clarence Schilperoot had the opportunity to bathe in a running stream. When he went to midstream...
In preparation for hitting the beaches, Joe Clapper said a soldier's main concern is that he has enough ammunition. He...
[Annotator's Notes: There is a brief conversation before the interview officially begins.] Robert H. "Bob" Harris was...
Ben Skardon was first incarcerated at Camp O'Donnell [Annotator's Note: former American military reservation on Luzon,...
Anthony Varuso and his squadron of PT boats [Annotator's Note: Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 8 (MTBRon 8)] tied their...
Norman Bussel arrived in Glasgow, Scotland and were greeted by a bagpipe band. The Red Cross had coffee and donuts but...
Billy Michal enlisted during the period of the Cuban Missile Crisis while many of his friends were drafted. Some fellow...
Morton Brooks had veteran buddies that shared experiences, although not many had anything similar to what he endured....
Dracos Burke said he always wanted to be in the military, war or no war. Beginning when he was 17, he participated...
Linda Hope saw the tremendous feelings her father had toward service people and those that worked so hard to give back...
Norman Riggsby had a postwar career that was not related to his wartime experiences. His most memorable thing about...
Madeleine Peters discovered going to the store without having to stand in lines was one of the first noticeable changes...
Fulton Taylor used the GI Bill to help pay his tuition for college. He graduated from Louisiana State University in...
During Donald Dean's career in the Navy, the thing he enjoyed most was sailing along a nice smooth sea when he was off...

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