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After the war, Wesley Fronk was accepted to the University of California, Berkeley. A friend of his worked for the Vega...
Joseph DeMott eventually lost track of the friends he made in the prison camps on Java. One of the men, who had part of...
Charles Womack and every other Marine on the island were fully aware that they were headed for Japan after the fighting...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax returned to Hawaii, took advantage of the GI Bill and went to school. After he got home he...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
Paul Dietzel continued flying in civilian life after the war. When he would fly with the team, the pilots would...
Jack Houston returned to the United States around May 1946. He was discharged at the end of May or beginning of June in...
Emil Schoonejans was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when the war ended. They had been sent back to the United States for...
For Allen Tillery, returning to civilian life was not much of an adjustment because it happened so fast. He thought for...
Lloyd Geist recalls that during the Battle of Saint-Lo [Annotator's Note: Saint-Lô, France] he was sitting in his...
When President Truman [Annotator's Note: Truman, Harry S., 33rd President of the United States] dropped the atomic...
Murphy Burke made good, lasting friendships while in the Navy, and when he got out, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill...
When Bernard Smith got back to the United States, he was interviewed and told he had a choice of schools where he could...
After the war, Anthony Costa attended Junior College and Berkley [Annotator's Note: University of California at...
Prior to his military experience, Thomas Myrick had little concern about the future. That, he feels, was partly due to...
Life on base was "awful" according to Edwin Sved. The men lived in tents set up in the mud and took cold showers, but...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was drafted and went to Camp Blanding, Florida for 17 weeks of basic training. He was trained on...
After college, Thomas Myrick took a job in Shreveport, Louisiana with the U.S. District Clerk of Court's Office for two...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was a machinist mate and electrician on the USS Albermarle (AV-5). Their mission was to test...
Clem Thrift's last combat assignment was off of Borneo. There was concern because Japanese soldiers were swimming out...
After his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] was shot down over Occupied France, Burnia...
Selwyn Gilmore fit back in when he got home. He did not go to work right away. He regrets not going to college when it...
Charles Fitts, Jr. had stashed a watch in the one place that the Germans did not search. It was an automatic wristwatch...
William Cart returned to the United States in January 1946. If Cart was going to be in a dogfight, he would have...
There was no homecoming reception in San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California], other than some high...
Lawrence Angst was very anxious to get back to school after the war. He got his degree on the G.I. Bill. He became a...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
As a result of a court-martial, John Foy's rank was reduced to corporal just before his discharge. He was a staff...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Vernon Tweedt to tell him about when he got to the Dachau concentration camp in...
Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
Stewart W. Robinson recalls the time the flight deck of the USS Hornet (CV-12) was strafed by Japanese fighters and his...
Despite his excitement at being liberated from German custody, Rothacker Smith knew he was to return to a racist and...
Robert Barnett came back to the United States through the Panama Canal on Christmas Day, 1945 to join the Atlantic...
When Harry Bell steamed into New York Harbor one of the first things he saw was the Statue of Liberty. When he saw it...
John Elliott left the Pacific with seven of his crew and some extra personnel, flying from Tinian to Kwajalein to...
From China, the USS Balduck (ADP-132) took Donald Dean and the rest of the crew back to Okinawa, then to Hawaii,...

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