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Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
Jeannine Burk was liberated in 1944. Her mother retrieved her and brought her home. [Annotator's Note: Burk, a Jewish...
After being captured, Vincent Pale was sent to Stalag XVII. The prisoners were assigned to bunks in a barracks. At...
When Ralph Weymouth left Guadalcanal he returned to the United States. He was flown to Noumea where he boarded the SS...
Robert Gorman left England by transiting through Wales. In Wales, the 557th [Annotator's Note: 557th Field Artillery...
Sterling Cale was on night duty at the shipyard dispensary in the Navy yard before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had...
Eva Gross returned to Auschwitz as the war was nearing its end. Her mother was with her. Her mother was a very forward...
James Weller knew something was going on while he was near the German border. The OPs [Annotator’s Note: outposts] and...
Vernon Leopold saw the evidence of German activity in his sector when he went on patrol. Seeing boot prints or other...
Adolph Wilson arrived in San Diego for Marine training after three days of travel on a train from New Orleans. The men...
Julian Siebert was drafted in May 1942. The next year was very long. He had his basic training in Camp Hood in Texas....
After induction, Jack Barnes went to Camp Howze in Gainesville, Texas for nine months of training. He trained in...
After he was inducted into the Army, Joseph Simpson first went to Camp Wolters in Mineral Well, Texas for about three...
Mahlen Arledge received his draft notice in July 1943 and went into service the next month. He elected to go into the...
Bruno Viani was asked by his company commander if he would consider applying for OCS [Annotator's Note: Office...
Raymond VanDuzer was inducted into the service then sent to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was not sure what he wanted...
At Wendover, there was a base regulation stating that there was never to be any ammunition present in an aircraft until...
Eva Gross returned to Bergen-Belsen and stayed there for three years before immigrating to the United States. During...
Claude Shannahan joined the 3rd Marines [Annotator's Note: 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division]. He went with the...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
James Jeter was drafted in 1944 but did not pass the physical examination at Fort Humbug [Annotator’s Note: in...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
When Cleveland Peterson arrived in India there was a culture shock. There was also a physical shock as many of the men...
George Linker entered Manila as part of the 25th Infantry Division. He was a private first class in the infantry. He...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
Luna Kaufman had to pack just one valise for her transfer out of the ghetto [Annotator's Note: the Cracow ghetto was...
Arthur Staymates was too young to be frightened by the impending D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: on 6 June 1944]....
On 8 April [Annotator's Note: 8 April 1944] they got a red flag in the area and they knew they were getting ready to go...
During the trip overseas, Lewis Guidry and the other men aboard ship were only fed two meals per day. They traveled...
Joseph LaNier exited San Francisco toward Pearl Harbor. Everything that LaNier saw when he went into the Navy was new...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
Despite his excitement at being liberated from German custody, Rothacker Smith knew he was to return to a racist and...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Vernon Leopold arrived on the Belgium and German border at the village of Hünningen. They took over a farm house that...
June Tinker was born in Coal City, West Virginia in July 1925. She grew up there until she was six years old then moved...
Dr. Kenneth Arrow was born in the United States of ancestry which had emigrated from Rumania. He was born in New York...

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