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Charles Murray feels that it is important to study all wars. The history of this country is based on warfare and...
Walter Imahara had an uncle who farmed with his father in Florin outside of Sacramento. His uncle had a lot of children...
Guy Stern returned to the United States in November 1945. A French count recommended him for a decoration by France....
It only took four days for the ship to cross the Atlantic. They landed in Boston and, after going ashore, Charles Fitts...
Leaving Okinawa, Robert Knudson shipped back to San Diego, California in the fall of 1945, then got a 30 day leave. His...
Forrest Villarrubia and the Marines on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Monitor (LSV-5)] were loaned to General...
The worst camp Pearson Riddle stayed at was every camp following his experience in China. The worst camp he stayed in...
After they [Annotator's Note: Malcolm Higgins and his fellow newly liberated prisoners of war, or POWs] got through the...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
After being discharged, Melvin Dahlberg took two weeks off and then went to work as an auditor at a bank for the next...
After the war, Alex Lopez had but one dream about being in combat, and that one dream was recent. In it, he was in a...
When Roy Johnston returned to his wife's home place, he took a job at the International Paper Company where his spouse...
John Moran was home on leave when Japan surrendered [Annotator's Note: on 15 August 1945]. He had left Europe around 1...
Darold Rice stated “I grew up,” when asked by the interviewer how the war changed his life. He came back with a renewed...
Richard Swanson received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal [Annotator's Note: the highest non-combat decoration awarded...
Major Cohn sailed to France to attend university. He spent significant time on the voyage playing chess with a black...
Horace Sharp had communications with the German defendants at the Nuremburg Trials. [Annotator's Note: Sharp was a...
Ray Felts got orders to go back to Port Hueneme, California where he was updating records, and noticed the Navy was...
Arthur Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University, he was an...
Harold Baumgarten was released from the Royal Navy hospital [Annotator's Note: in Portsmouth, England] around 4 July...
In July 1946, Carl Caffarel was separated from the Navy and put on inactive reserve. He went back to Port Allen, and...
After V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day, 15 August 1945], Albert Reale spent another six months in the...
His mother was surprised and excited when Moses Hogan came home on leave in 1943. After 30 days Moses went back to...
Harold Zeringer returned to New Orleans in March 1946 and embarked on a concentrated law school effort. He took three...
Edward Stone and the USS Bumper (SS-333) were ordered to return to Pearl Harbor. The boat operated out of Pearl Harbor...
Edward Tipper continued his education after the service. He used the GI Bill to receive a Master’s Degree. He...
Richard Nummer returned to the United States in July 1946 after being in Japan for nine months. While on the trip home...
Joseph LaNier did not know what he would do after the service. He was reserve and not regular Army. Consequently, his...
After the war, Leroy Fadem's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LST-871] was in the first task group to enter Nagasaki harbor...
After Okinawa, John Nicholas and the USS Gayety [Annotator's Note: USS Gayety (AM-239)] were sent to sweep for mines in...
Benjamin Carson was on Guam when the war in the Pacific came to an end. All of the ship whistles and horns were blowing...
At the end of the war, Elmo Espree was transported through the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean...
Following World War 2, Dr. Kenneth Arrow pursued his PhD in Economics from Columbia University. During this time, the G...
Joseph Brannan was changed by the Second World War. He had started college prior to the war, but was not enthusiastic...
Forrest Villarrubia was home from the Pacific by December 1945, but he had to continue in the service because he did...
Murray Glass hated the Nazis. For years after the war, he had no use for Germans. The German denial of the Holocaust...

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