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Arthur Pendleton went to Pavuvu after Cape Gloucester. There, he dealt with a bout of appendicitis which almost killed...
When they reached the field hospital, Edmund Durocher was put on a stretcher in the mortar platoon area. At the bottom...
George Morgan told his parents about his wartime experiences. He told them about being wounded in the invasion of...
Monty Joe Boitnott was wounded when he was bringing supplies on a mule and a mortar shell hit the path. The mule went...
After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
During the second day of combat, John Caponigro went into the same area [Annotator's Note: near Saarbrucken]. This time...
Richard Witaker recognized that the life expectancy of platoon leaders was not very long on Okinawa. The Japanese would...
Earl Tweed was wounded once during his service. That was in the 11 November [Annotator's Note: 11 November 1944] attack...
[Annotator's Note: James Goodrich served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gun section leader in the 27th Marine...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
Robert Kelso's unit had pulled up near a railroad track and dug in. He had heard that some of the guys went to a...
Judith Baron experienced hell on earth at Bergen-Belsen. The camp was not prepared for the mass number of people...
When Company I came to the relief of a decimated Company K, George Peto, who served as a forward mortar observer,...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Robert Riddle went to San Pedro, California for boot camp. He was excited to see the ocean for the first time, and...
Claude Shannahan joined the 3rd Marines [Annotator's Note: 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division]. He went with the...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
Arthur Staymates was presented the Bronze Star for actions performed early in his combat. He earned his first Bronze...
Charles Davis experienced his first burial at sea after the 13 to 15 November battle [Annotator's Note: 13 to 15...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
Cape Gloucester was a rough campaign for Arthur Pendelton. They captured prisoners. Some of the fellas that had lost...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Stanley Wolczyk was under fire three times during the campaign to recapture Attu from the Japanese. It was during the...
Walter Jacobs thought the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Rifle] was a good weapon but required a lot of...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
John Poole found out after the fact that Marseilles, France, where he landed, was a communist hotbed. The dock workers...
When Cleveland Peterson arrived in India there was a culture shock. There was also a physical shock as many of the men...
[Annotator's Note: This clip begins with Frank Stewart showing the interviewer some newspaper clippings that had been...
Keith Renstrom and Amagony [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling; on Iwo Jima] looked at each other and gave each other...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
When George A. Sarosi worked at a VA Hospital, he always felt it was an extension of the university. He has enjoyed...
After the Battle of the Bulge Tom Quigley was taken out of combat and sent to a hospital due to an injury to his back...
Luna Kaufman was shipped to Germany to work for the same factory who owned them before [Annotator's Note: Kaufman was...
Around Christmas [Annotator's Note: Christmas 1944], Charles Murray learned that people in the hospital were being sent...
A call went out for volunteers and Battery H, 11th Marine Regiment sent five people to the front to help out. Three of...

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