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Bruno S. Rinas was born in Towner County, North Dakota, in January 1919. He had 12 siblings, but two died in infancy,...
George Spera was born in 1924 in Mays Landing, New Jersey. He had no siblings. His father was a bricklayer and cement...
Forrest Villarrubia was born in 1925 in Lacombe, Louisiana. Lacombe is on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, just...
Walter Amoss was born in 1924 in Lake Charles [Annotator's Note: Lake Charles, Louisiana] and grew up in New Orleans [...
Bruno Viani was born in Greenwich Village in New York City in 1921. He grew up on a crowded street that was primarily...
John S. Johnson was born in Midco, Missouri in December 1921 and grew up during the Great Depression. His father had to...
Opal James Grapes was born in Franklin County, Virginia in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She grew up on a farm...
Claud Neal Fristoe, Jr. was born in December 1923 in Hoxie, Arkansas. His mother was a telephone operator and his...
Russell Gackenbach was born in 1923 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His family was Pennsylvania Dutch. His father was...
Henry Ratcliff was born in January 1923 in Columbia, Louisiana. He had five brothers. He grew up in the area of...
George Joseph Bertucci was born in July 1925 in New Orleans and was raised there. His mother passed when he was three...
Robert Perry was born in Ebenezer, Louisiana, near Crowley [Annotator's Note: Crowley, Louisiana], in November 1926. He...
Lawrence N. Brooks was born in 1909 in Norwood, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge. Most of his youth was spent near...
Michael Linquata was born in July 1925 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The community was very poor during the Depression...
Dabney N. Montgomery was born in Selma, Alabama on 18 April 1923. He grew up with five of his siblings from his father’...
Jack K. Carver was born in June 1920 in Manhattan, New York City. On Sunday, 7 December [Annotator's Note: 7 December...
Frank Maresca was born in September 1925 in Jersey City. He served in Company F, 289th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry...
John W. Towle was born in June 1921 in Sequoyah Hills. Towle's family moved to a dairy farm in Bearden when he was...
Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota was born in January 1915 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He had two brothers and one sister. His father was...
Harold Hall Ashton was born in May 1919 in Shed, Oregon. He grew up in a family with four children. All four siblings,...
Albert Porche was born in Houma, Louisiana in 1922. He has spent his life in Houma except for during the war. Life in...
William Kahn was born in August 1925, to immigrant parents. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland where his father ran a...
David McKinley Blackwell was born in Holden, Louisiana and grew up in Washington Parish. He grew up on a farm where...
Claire Maddox was born in Pittsburg, Kansas in 1924 [Annotator's Note: April 1924]. He had two older brothers. It was a...
Robert Louis Curl was born in 1925 in Warrior, Alabama. He had two brothers and one sister. All his siblings were older...
Joseph J. Drake was born in October 1924 in Hawley, Pennsylvania. He had three brothers and one sister. His father lost...
Seymour "Sy" Lichtenfeld was born in Gary, Indiana in January 1925. He graduated from high school in Gary. Times during...
Emmett Charles Guderian Jr., was born in December 1926 in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana]. He...
Paul J. Frisco was born in May 1925 in Newark, New Jersey. He lived there until he was 15 years old and then moved to...
Charles Brooks was born in Dallas, Texas. Life in the Great Depression was difficult. His mother had been widowed when...
William McCool was born in Rockledge, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, in 1925. His father had difficulty finding...
Julian Siebert was born in Westmoreland, Kansas in 1923. Growing up during the 1930s, he saw that everyone was hard up...
Al Currier was born in what is now Eastpointe, Michigan in October 1923. He grew up there during the Depression [...
Alton R. Barnes was born in December 1923 in Oxford, Alabama. He grew up in Talladega County where his father was in...
Edward Bale was born in Dallas, Texas in 1920. He was the only child. His father was in the automobile tire business....
Jack A. Gillis was born in February 1923 in Mound City, Missouri. He had no brothers or sisters. At age two, Gillis...

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