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Robert Knudson's most memorable experience of World War 2 was being part of the Seabees [Annotator's Note: members of...
The war matured Robert Whitcomb. Before he was drafted he was determined to become a musician. After the war, he used...
Edwin McGhee was changed by the war. He was only 19 years of age and was able to manage the aftermath in his mind. He...
Earl Erion fell in love and got married after his discharge from the Navy. He was back in Northern Minnesota. World War...
The most dangerous time William Blackwood can remember during his service was when he was in London during the V-1 and...
Robert Harris appreciated being an American much more after his experiences in the Second World War. He had thought...
David Yoho was on a fleet oiler in World War 2. The ship took on fuel sometimes from a fuel barge in order to refuel...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
Theodore Wessen felt the war was a large experience. It provided him with the ability to see many different places. He...
After James Siracuse was shot down he lost track of his friend Petey. Siracuse ended up in Jackson, Mississippi after...
Stanley Wolczyk knew that the Japanese soldiers he encountered [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of Attu] were doing...
After he was discharged from the Army, Roy Uthes did not take advantage of the GI Bill. He and his wife lived with his...
Fulton Taylor used the GI Bill to help pay his tuition for college. He graduated from Louisiana State University in...
When the war was over, George Linker wanted to throw his rifle down and return home quickly. Instead, he spent a year...
There was a radioman on Harper Gruber's ship [Annotator's Note: the USS YMS-339] who would pick up the world news and...
Jack Taylor has lived in a great period of American history. He has had a happy life with a wonderful family and good...
more missions after D-Day and then returned to the United States. He was in Milwaukie on V-E Day and in Louisiana when...
World War 2 gave Thomas Wicker more experience in dealing with people. His most memorable experience was the torpedoing...
Rollins Rosenzweig has a vivid memory of looking through his tail gun window as the Yamato was being attacked and...
When Donald Beeghly got home from the war he did not know what he was going to do. There was a farmer down the road...
John H. Price, Jr. felt elation with the end of the war in Europe. He and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 609th...
Lloyd Duncan feels that the veterans of World War 2 and Korea received the respect and appreciation they deserved....
Jack Lengsfield remembers that he didn't know of the existence of Pearl Harbor until he heard the radio announcement...
Waldeman Czaban was glad to be out of service, but when Korea started he joined the Army Reserves. He had earned a...
Betty Masket started back in school in September [Annotator's Note: September 1945] and graduated that year or the year...
Carl Marca worked for IBM [Annotator's Note: International Business Machines] while in the Army Reserves. He retired...
Dossie East traveled east by land, ending up at Crain Naval Depot in Burns City, Indiana. When he heard of the end of...
Horace Sharp was discharged in May 1946 after his return to the United States. He attended college using the G.I. Bill...
Kenneth Marshall used the G.I. Bill in 1947, and was subsequently employed by the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company...
When Jack Beverstein returned home, the point system existed. [Annotator's Note: Following the end of the war, military...
Dale Peterson returned to the United States aboard his cruiser, the USS San Juan (CL-54). She was decommissioned in...
Jimmie Dyer returned to the United States in July 1946. He wanted to surprise his family. His uncle was the undertaker...
Byron Othello Wilkins stopped at a gasthaus while traveling on a bicycle with other ex POWs. Wilkins saw an American...
Joseph Simpson was discharged from the service on 26 February 1946. When he was in Bremerhaven, Germany preparing to...
Francis Dymnicki boarded a ship in England right after V-E Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in Europe Day, 8 May 1945] to...

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