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After the war, Wesley Fronk was accepted to the University of California, Berkeley. A friend of his worked for the Vega...
Ora Hicks treated injured soldiers using physiotherapy [Annotator's Note: disease treatment by means other than drugs...
Joseph DeMott eventually lost track of the friends he made in the prison camps on Java. One of the men, who had part of...
Charles Womack and every other Marine on the island were fully aware that they were headed for Japan after the fighting...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax returned to Hawaii, took advantage of the GI Bill and went to school. After he got home he...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
Paul Dietzel continued flying in civilian life after the war. When he would fly with the team, the pilots would...
Jack Houston returned to the United States around May 1946. He was discharged at the end of May or beginning of June in...
Emil Schoonejans was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when the war ended. They had been sent back to the United States for...
For Allen Tillery, returning to civilian life was not much of an adjustment because it happened so fast. He thought for...
Lloyd Geist recalls that during the Battle of Saint-Lo [Annotator's Note: Saint-Lô, France] he was sitting in his...
When Eugene Yackel first heard they had dropped the bomb [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on Hiroshima, Japan...
When President Truman [Annotator's Note: Truman, Harry S., 33rd President of the United States] dropped the atomic...
Dr. Stanley Jaffe does not recall hearing about the atomic bombs [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapons dropped on...
Richard Klenoski was at a rest home [Annotator's Note: a flak house; a designated rest home for American airmen who...
Murphy Burke made good, lasting friendships while in the Navy, and when he got out, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill...
When Bernard Smith got back to the United States, he was interviewed and told he had a choice of schools where he could...
After the war, Anthony Costa attended Junior College and Berkley [Annotator's Note: University of California at...
Prior to his military experience, Thomas Myrick had little concern about the future. That, he feels, was partly due to...
Life on base was "awful" according to Edwin Sved. The men lived in tents set up in the mud and took cold showers, but...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was drafted and went to Camp Blanding, Florida for 17 weeks of basic training. He was trained on...
After college, Thomas Myrick took a job in Shreveport, Louisiana with the U.S. District Clerk of Court's Office for two...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was a machinist mate and electrician on the USS Albermarle (AV-5). Their mission was to test...
Clem Thrift's last combat assignment was off of Borneo. There was concern because Japanese soldiers were swimming out...
After his B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] was shot down over Occupied France, Burnia...
Raymond Hayes and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tortuga (LSD-26)] went to different places in China, delivering food...
Selwyn Gilmore fit back in when he got home. He did not go to work right away. He regrets not going to college when it...
Robert Wolf returned to the United States from the Philippines and went back to school. He graduated in 1949. He...
Lillian Drucker's brothers all had medical discharges and had income from that. She and her husband bought their first...
Joseph Traina met a girl in New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] and got married there. They moved to...
Carl Light did not take advantage of the G.I. Bill. He had a good time and enjoyed life. He did think about staying in...
[Annotator's Note: This clip begins with an extremely close shot of Jack Sinise's face and he is mid-sentence talking...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond A. Reed served with his youngest brother during the war.] They were separated during...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks William Sturman why getting his first command of men in the Aleutian Islands,...
Charles Fitts, Jr. had stashed a watch in the one place that the Germans did not search. It was an automatic wristwatch...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks James Albert Kitts what it was like to be in combat for the first time.] It was...

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