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George Peto and the men of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines had a few days of rest and got new guns then moved out...
Floyd Dumas had been in hiding in Italy for five months. One close encounter Dumas had with German soldiers was when he...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
Paul Dietzel is very proud of his service during World War 2. When he first came to LSU he was 30 years old. He did not...
Rothacker Smith attended North High School in Detroit, Michigan after his family moved back to the city from the...
During the war years, Diana Belliard was in the United States. She lived in Chicago until 1940 then left to go to...
James Marks arrived in Boston, Massachusetts from New York. He was shown to his room and was given a basketball. He...
[Annotator's Note: Henry Bourgeois served in the USMC as a pilot flying Vought F4U Corsair fighter aircraft with Marine...
George Spera first saw combat in September 1944. He was scared to death. Nobody had previous combat experience...
The 792nd Military Police Battalion was subdivided and Roy Uthes was assigned to the 209th Engineer Combat Battalion [...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
Julian Siebert went straight from England to France. Within two days, he was on the front in November 1944. Siebert was...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
[Annotator's Note: This clip begins with Frank Stewart showing the interviewer some newspaper clippings that had been...
[Annotator's Note: George Peto served in the US Marine Corps in a machine gun section in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine...
Joseph Pocoroba says you never know how you are going to react in battle despite your training. [Annotator's Note:...
William Garbo first entered a combat zone in an Army DUKW [Annotator's Note: an amphibious truck, referred to as a Duck...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] received the Silver Star, Bronze Star with an arrowhead and the Purple Heart...
Arthur Pendleton was happy to get off of Cape Gloucester. They were there during the monsoon season. It was a terribly...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
Frank Buschmeier was put into a big room on the first night. All night long guys were coming in and were trying to find...
Dale LeBlanc went to boot camp in San Diego. Marines who went to boot camp in San Diego were referred to as Hollywood...
Luna Kaufman was shipped to Germany to work for the same factory who owned them before [Annotator's Note: Kaufman was...
Luna Kaufman had to pack just one valise for her transfer out of the ghetto [Annotator's Note: the Cracow ghetto was...
Norman Hatch does not think of his experiences on Tarawa or Iwo Jima continuously. Rather, his experiences flood back...
It is George Kearney's opinion that the exhibits at the museum [Annotator's Note: The National WWII Museum in New...
John Witmeyer recognizes the value of The National World War II Museum and is glad that the museum affords the public...
Once William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, he resumed command of his machine gun...
Dabney Montgomery rode from Berlin, Germany through Paris to join a group of Americans there. They proceeded into North...
Herbert Heilbrun believes in the power of prayer. On his fourth mission, Heilbrun was flying with 36 airplanes in nine...
Richard Witaker faced many hardships on Okinawa. Troops suffered from fatigue resulting from tension and lack of sleep...
Frank Buschmeier and his crew had been to Berlin. It was high time to have an easy mission. The guys were told it was...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Frank Patti's unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 333rd Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division]...
Sidney Philips remembers the whole platoon being sent away to Lejeune. Most of the men were put into the 1st Regiment....
Arthur Staymates was too young to be frightened by the impending D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: on 6 June 1944]....

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