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Cleveland Peterson did not take advantage of the GI Bill for education, but he did use it to build a house. After the...
James Gaffney discusses transition back into civilian life and his home life with two new children following his return...
Samuel Lombardo did not think much of the German people. He felt they were negligent in allowing Hitler's [Annotator's...
Jack Madden was in Europe when the war ended. He was delighted. He had not followed the course of the war too closely...
Frank Fontana and his battalion [Annotator's Note: 93rd Medical Gas Treatment Battalion] had to turn in all their...
Frederick Hollis was drafted in August 1952. He had 16 weeks of Army basic training in Fort Bliss, Texas, eight weeks...
Burton Johnson remembers when he heard of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's death. Harry Truman was not a surprise as...
Richard Witaker spent six months in China with the 6th Marine Division after the war. He returned to the United States...
Jack Brukman started law school using the GI Bill. That was interrupted by the sudden death of his father and the...
Two days after the surrender [Annotator's Note: the formal Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945], C....
Robert Oplinger did not want to stay in the Navy after the war. He would regret that later. He did stay in the reserves...
Robert Templet wanted to attend college after his service, but he married and had children and his plans changed. He...
Reflecting on his wartime experiences, Oscar Higgenbotham comments that if you managed to make it through the war...
Harry Lockhead never considered staying in the Navy after the war ended. He was discharged as a Ship's Cook 1st Class....
Felix Polito heard about the end of the war in Europe after his discharge [Annotator's Note: He was discharged in...
Freeman Dyson observed a strong sense of tragedy within Europeans during the postwar years. Its genesis was from World...
After the war, Carroll Knutson wanted to stay in the Army Air Forces and fly. Simultaneously, he was offered entry into...
Samuel Spector recalled hearing of the war in Europe ending and the atomic bombs being dropped. He was in Burma when he...
Olin Tisdale wasn't deterred by what he endured during World War 2. After VJ-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan...
After he was discharged, Lloyd Duncan returned to Coffeyville, Kansas and went to junior college on the GI Bill. He...
The war ended in Europe, but a lot of people were being shipped out to prepare for an invasion of Japan. Arnold Debrick...
Curt Simmons was in New Orleans on VJ-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day]. In order to get discharged, the...
Trinidad Ledesma was tired and had jungle worms, so he decided not to reenlist. He was at a hospital and quarantined...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...
The trip home after Howard Genrich was discharged is a little blurry to him but he recalls hitchhiking and riding buses...
After the war in Europe ended, Thomas Kingsley and the 27th Tank Battalion, 20th Armored Division was sent south as a...
Robert Curl liked serving in the Navy. The food was good and he enjoyed his time in service. There was one thing he...
When Hugh Colbert was discharged from the US Army in November 1945 his father insisted that he take advantage of the GI...
After the war and separation from the US Army Air Forces, David Oreck did not return to college and decided to go New...
Lawrence Yatsu got a medical discharge. He had been in the hospital for over six months when he got his CDD, or...
Tokuji Yoshihashi returned home in June 1946. The colors for the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat...
Mahlen Arledge arrived at home from his overseas service without fanfare or even a greeting. He was glad to get back to...
Wallace Hurley was discharged as a Private First Class in 1946. He never used the G.I. Bill for education because he...
After leaving the service, Harold DeForest wanted to go to the Chrysler Institute to study engineering but he had to go...
Leo Terrebonne was discharged as a Private First Class [Annotator's Note: PFC] in 1946, and went back into the...
When Robert Swift had gone into the war he was a farm boy. While he was overseas his brother-in-law talked his father...

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