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Two days after the surrender [Annotator's Note: the formal Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945], C....
Herbert Fontenot found a sweetheart after his discharge from the Navy. She was similar in background to him. They fell...
Robert Oplinger did not want to stay in the Navy after the war. He would regret that later. He did stay in the reserves...
Lee Roy Dugas returned to the United States where he was discharged. He returned to his home in Scott, Louisiana. He...
Frank Finklang had intentions to go to pilot training but learned that the Air Force closed pilot school. He decided to...
Robert Templet wanted to attend college after his service, but he married and had children and his plans changed. He...
At the end of the war, James Thomas Womack was in the process of being transferred off the USS Rehobath (AVP-50) to...
[Annotator's Note: Clifford Suthern Hayes returned home after completing occupation duty in Europe]. Clifford Suthern...
Gerald Rupert was discharged from Bainbridge [Annotator's Note: he was discharged in fall 1946 at Bainbridge Naval...
Reflecting on his wartime experiences, Oscar Higgenbotham comments that if you managed to make it through the war...
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi reunited with his parents in Minnesota where they had relocated after they were released from...
After the war, Robert L. Rorschach stayed on his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Pickaway (APA-222)] until a replacement...
In May 1946, James O. Evans was serving with the United Supreme European Theater of Operations in Frankfurt, Germany...
Jack Albert Del Monte felt great returning home after the war. He had been away for 30 months. He was a replacement for...
Richard "Dick" Schneider had somewhat of a difficult time adjusting to civilian life upon his return to the United...
Billy P. Bassett stayed in Austria managing resorts for troops for a year and a half after World War 2 ended. He had...
James Ramsey Golden was separated from service at Camp Blanding, Florida in September 1945 with the rank of First...
After being discharged in August 1946, Harry McKnight went home and enrolled in the University of Ohio [Annotator's...
Schuyler Lininger departed Tokyo [Annotator's Note: Tokyo, Japan] for San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco,...
Harold Long married his wife during his time in college while working on his master's in accounting. After the war, he...
After his discharge, Harry Walker Wellford used the G.I. Bill to further his education. He owes a debt to the...
Howard T. Maki wanted to stay in the Army but was convinced by family to leave. He missed the service though. He...
Harry Lockhead never considered staying in the Navy after the war ended. He was discharged as a Ship's Cook 1st Class....
Richard "Dick" Willhour had no transition problems returning to civilian life. He attended college on the G.I. Bill and...
Adolph William Amundson recalled that by the time he arrived at the island [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan], the...
Alfred Raymond Mosher lost about 30 or 40 pounds while he was a prisoner. Mosher remained in the Navy for an additional...
James "Jim" Marshall was discharged in 1945 and returned home to Kansas. He had some difficulty adjusting to civilian...
Vernon Henry Moret returned to Maryland after he was discharged from the Army and lived with his parents. He attended...
Daniel Crowley was a prisoner of war of the Japanese during World War 2. In 1942, when General Wainwright [Annotator's...
Eduardo Alberto Peniche Carvajal rejoined his outfit [Annotator's Note: 81st Airborne Antiaircraft Battalion, 101st...
[Annotator's Note: A person off screen interjects throughout the interview.] when Harold G. Cowart heard that the...
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...
Howard Anderson reported to El Toro, California where he spent two weeks in a rest and recuperation base. Nobody let...
After leaving the service, Frank Zunno never took advantage of the G.I. Bill because he did not want to have anything...
Walter Douglas took advantage of the G.I. Bill to go to instrument flying school in Virginia and used it to purchase a...

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