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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....
Daniel Crowley was a prisoner of war of the Japanese during World War 2. In 1942, when General Wainwright [Annotator's...
After the war ended, Richard Audler was discharged from the Navy as an Aviation Electrician's Mate 2nd Class. He did...
Felix Polito heard about the end of the war in Europe after his discharge [Annotator's Note: He was discharged in...
Daniel J. Lennon was discharged from the Army in October 1945 in California. He used the G.I. Bill to go to college....
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...
Thomas Houdek was discharged in San Diego, California on 25 November 1945. He considered staying in the service but...
After the war in Europe ended, Thomas Kingsley and the 27th Tank Battalion, 20th Armored Division was sent south as a...
Prone to seasickness, Leo Porteau was glad the 14 day return trip didn't include the evasive zig-zagging [Annotator's...
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...
He still wanted to be an engineer, so Henry Mahier worked hard to get his degree, while working various civilian jobs....
Tokuji Yoshihashi returned home in June 1946. The colors for the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat...
Following his discharge, Vernon Cummings had several jobs in Fort Wayne, Indiana and then decided to attend Purdue...
Mahlen Arledge arrived at home from his overseas service without fanfare or even a greeting. He was glad to get back to...
After the battle of Okinawa, Arnold Addison stayed on the island until the war was over. A few weeks after the war's...
After returning to the United States, James Deal was sent to a convalescence hospital in Florida to recuperate from his...
Wallace Hurley was discharged as a Private First Class in 1946. He never used the G.I. Bill for education because he...
It was quite an experience for Royce Jarrell to be stationed in the beautiful mountain country of Austria. His...
Roland Lehker discharged from the Marine Corp at Corpus Christie at the end of World War 2. Lehker reflected on the...
"Stuck in Europe," Bernard Marcantel applied to attend the American University in Biarritz, France where American...
After leaving the service, Harold DeForest wanted to go to the Chrysler Institute to study engineering but he had to go...
In 1953 Thomas Crosby enlisted in the Navy. He was competing as a diver for the University of Hawaii and attending...
Harry Koukos went home to Danbury, Connecticut and became a member of the 52-20 Club [Annotator's Note: unemployment...

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