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David T. Morgenthaler started a new company in Erie, Pennsylvania after he was discharged in 1945. He married and began...
Lawrence J. Delaune, Sr. returned home [Annotator's Note: in February 1946 after serving occupation duty in Japan] and...
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...
Henry Quinton Pike returned to the United States to be trained as a platoon instructor but he did not like that duty....
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...
Robert Maxwell stayed in the military shortly after recuperating from his foot wound. [Annotator's Note: Maxwell...
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...
Bruno S. Rinas began working on a rented farm and eventually got better. He believes that if you leave many things...
Elmore Ruck used the G.I. Bill and attained a mechanical engineering degree after the war. He attends reunions but...
Murray Glass hated the Nazis. For years after the war, he had no use for Germans. The German denial of the Holocaust...
Jack A. Gillis returned home and used the G.I. Bill to go to college. He had problems with English in college [...
When the war ended in Europe, Homer Cole was sent to Alexandria, Louisiana to begin training on B-29s [Annotator's Note...
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...
James H. "Jim" Pritchard's unit [Annotator's Note: 28th Infantry Regiment, 5th Marine Division] was sent to Sasebo on...
Thomas Cowart was in the hospital in Liege, Belgium when the war ended [Annotator's Note: he had been wounded in combat...
James "Jim" Tubach was discharged at Fort Lewis, Washington and returned to Falls City, Nebraska. His family only knew...
In 1949, Louis R. Lepore joined a local tank unit that was later sent to Korea [Annotator's Note: Korean War, 1950 to...
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...
After the war, Edward Field was given the task of flying ground troops home via France and North Africa. He was later...
Walter Bala enjoyed going to his bomb group [Annotator's Note: Bala was a member of the 732nd Bombardment Squadron,...
James "Jim" Geisler was in the Panama Canal when he learned of the Japanese surrender [Annotator's Note: Victory Over...
After being discharged from the service, William McCowen attended college at Denver University [Annotator's Note:...
After being injured at Elbe River, Germany, Joseph Venerloh was sent to England to recover in a hospital. He was hoping...
After leaving the Army, Milton Moxon's transition from soldier to civilian was no problem. There were simply different...

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