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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...
Richard Witaker faced many hardships on Okinawa. Troops suffered from fatigue resulting from tension and lack of sleep...
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...
Francis Higgins had a stroke. Prior to that, he fell and broke his hip in three places. The corrections were made by...
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, Romus 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...
Marvin Hill had a famous bandleader aboard his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748)]. Eddie Duchin...
Olin Tisdale's newly launched ship was meant to take a Seabee unit to Iwo Jima to refurbish landing strips. However,...
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...
Henry Joseph Malec was born in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. He lost two brothers, Rudolf and Bruno, to the flu epidemic...
Gustave Heinecke, known as G. Edward, Ed, Eddie, and Hink, was born in October 1922, in Belleville, Illinois, the...
John A. Pogue was born in North Madison, Indiana in April 1921. He attended North Madison High School. He participated...
Frank Bostwick was born in 1925 in Blanchard, Louisiana and grew up in Blanchard during the Great Depression. His...
Patrick Russell was born in Minneapolis in 1919. His wife was born there as well. He attended 14 different schools...
Robert Liles was born in 1920 in Webb City, Missouri and grew up in Jefferson City. When the depression began, his...
George Sakato was born in Colton, California at a Union Pacific and Southern Pacific hub for the Railroad company. His...
Claude Shannahan was named for three of his dad's brothers who had died of pneumonia in Canada. Shannahan was born in...
Marigold "Margot" McNeely was born in London, England in 1926. She moved from London to a small seaside resort called...
Perry Smith was born at West Point, New York in 1934 while his father was serving as an instructor at the US Military...
They [Annotator's Note: Leonard Brooks, his family, and the 600 other missionaries] arrived at Santo Tomas and spent...
As a kid from Nebraska, Kenneth Marshall was not aware of the hazards of sun exposure in the south Pacific, and he was...
Benedict Bronder was shipped to Africa on an LCI, or Landing Craft Infantry, and then from Africa to the United States...
After combat on Tinian ended and the island was secured, Ira Schilling was sent to Hawaii. First, however, he reported...
Carrol Joy moved from England to France in July [Annotator’s Note: July 1944]. Afterward, his squadron would be in...
Wayne Pierce and his regiment were moved to an airbase in the south of England in anticipation of the start of the...
Judith Meisel was standing with her mother and sister when they discovered that her sister had typhus. That was the...

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