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Allen Horton reported aboard the USS Nevada (BB-36), and a fellow Princeton acquaintance helped him settle into...
Dale Peterson volunteered for the Navy and was sent for training at the Farragut Naval Training Center in Idaho. He...
John Poole was born in Mercy, Texas in 1923. The Great Depression represented hard times for Poole. His father had a...
John Pogue was a capable typist when he entered the Army. He was told that with his ability to type 70 words per minute...
Judith Baron experienced hell on earth at Bergen-Belsen. The camp was not prepared for the mass number of people...
Harper Gruber found boot camp very rough, but very beneficial in terms of his physical conditioning. After school, his...
Glenn Frazier entered a compound after the long Bataan Death March. The marchers were so fatigued that they simply...
Leroy Fadem experienced his only occasion of seasickness on the shakedown cruise to Guantanamo aboard the USS Stevens (...
Emmett Kaylor's time in basic training was his first time in the South where they talked a little different. Their...
Barbara Heming's first husband died in 1978 of Lou Gehrig's Disease. They were living in Wayne, New Jersey and he was...
Jack Gutman said the flashbacks would come when he went to bed, and the memories were magnified: the invasions, the...
Judith Baron was imprisoned at Bergen-Belsen. It was absolutely hell. When they first arrived, they slept in tents. It...
Following the Japanese surrender, Jack Skaggs and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] made an American...
Frank Kubiak went to North Africa with his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Tillman (DD-641)]. They were on the receiving...
James Gaffney reveals how the PT Boat reacted to rough seas. Included is an explanation of how the bilge pumping system...
After he was transferred from Camp Stewart, Georgia, Rothacker Smith went to Texas where he was assigned to a...
Clarence Schilperoot feels World War 2 should continue to be studied. Many of his memories are personal. They are the...
Edward "Babe" Heffron was looking forward to reuniting with a couple of broads [Annotator's Note: females] upon his...
Robert Knudson wasn't surprised, but was disappointed that his colorblindness disqualified him from being on a ship. He...
Donald Witmer was on the USS Twiggs (DD-591) for its shakedown cruise to Bermuda. It was Christmas of 1943, and Witmer...
Reva Kibort and her family were forced into the Warsaw Ghetto surrounded by its ten foot high walls. The Jews lost...
Alois Kopp was a pharmacist's mate aboard the USS Houston (CA-30) prior to its sinking. He was captured by the Japanese...