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Pomroy went back to get the wounded Marvin Hattan who was screaming and moaning from his wounds [Annotator’s Note:...
They had to go through roll call everyday at the camp. They were all assigned different Japanese numbers. In the...
After Bougainville William Lansford went back to the United States. He was a high point guy. Back in the United States...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
The last thing Richard Greer and his fellow Marines did before leaving Guadalcanal was to dedicate a cemetery in honor...
The Laffey escorted a ship named the Dashing Wave [Annotator's Note: SS Dashing Wave] all the way back to the States [...
When John Keema came home, he was by himself. When he left England it was the last time he saw of any of his fellow...
Joseph Armanini discusses having bicycle races in the officer's club at Thorpe Abbotts [Annotator’s Note: the 100th...
Standifer tried to use a credit card on one of his return trips to Germany in 1996 and the man who he was trying to buy...
The torpedo planes flew into Espiritu Santo. They stayed on Espiritu Santo for about a week. They sent 6 TBF's [...
James Smith watched the battle [Annotators Note: the battle of Gavutu] from Tulagi. [Annotators Note: Smith gets off...
The whole world was at war. Rackley had to read about what was happening after the war because it was such a broad one...
In 1948 Lou Brissie went to spring training, after which he returned to Philadelphia to play the Phillies. After the...
[Annotators Note: The interviewer mentions to Robert Murphy that he may be doing a series on great military leaders...
The local principal got him to come up there and then teachers started asking him to speak to their classes. The...
They did not know the exact cause of his death since he was in halfway decent shape but initially they were told his...
Renstrom discusses what it was like to train soldiers. One time he witnessed a soldier giving bayonet instruction to...
Finally a jeep showed up with a lieutenant in it who told them [Annotators Note: David Dennis and his fellow POWs] when...
Karr believed that Admiral Becton [Annotator's Note: F. Julian Becton was the Commander of the Laffey] was a very, very...
Delewski still hears from different people from the Laffey. After the war he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and got...
Joseph Armanini is most proud of the moment he met Gabby Gabreski and how Gabreski congratulated him on how well he...
They were not really Russian soldiers, but they were of Ukranian descent. Standifer called them Russians. If the...
Lyle Bouck thought about escaping twice. Reid [Annotators Note: Bouck’s friend Matt Reid] and Bouck were on a detail...
Kalil mentions that it was quite an ordeal flying back to the United States because one of the engines caught on fire...
Robert Murphy had a lot of postwar contact with General James Gavin. In Murphy’s opinion the reason many high ranking...
During one of his trips back to the United States Alexander Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero [...
Pomroy tells the story of how he and Bill Hollman became friends. He was on Guadalcanal for five months and Peleliu for...
Baumgarten relives what he was thinking while he was in his landing craft coming up to Omaha Beach. He said all the men...
1 day a train loaded with bomb shells came into the camp and as it came through the camp a routine safety check found a...
Karr found out from the Laffey's newsletter that one of his buddies had fallen and broken his hip. Karr did not go to...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
John Noack was visited again by the interrogator on the third day. Noack held fast and the interrogator did not ask...
Norman Kleiss knew Peter Gaido pretty well. When Kleiss was about to take off for his first carrier landing he was...
They were putting the gas into the vehicles that were selected to make the rest of the trip. Lyle Bouck recalled seeing...
One morning a German officer who spoke English entered the room and told Edward LaPorta and the other POWs to gather...
John Noack and the crew sat around and talked during Christmas. The day after all of the enlisted men were separated...

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