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Frederick Moore's scariest experience was flying a green airplane low over a green jungle and looking up to see flashes...
Tom Quigley recalls how after having sufficiently halted the German advance, he and his men slogged their way back to...
James Marks stopped in Cold Harbor, Alaska [Annotator's Note: Cold Bay, Alaska] after leaving San Diego, California [...
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...
Wallace Hurley seldom knew where he was when he was in combat. He entered France and fought there before crossing into...
When he reached the front, Herb McClure was placed in a 60mm mortar squad. The ground was frozen so the soldiers couldn...
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...
One morning, shortly after Thanksgiving [Annotator's Note: 23 November 1944], Edward E. Boyles could not get up from...
Lawrence John Lejeune graduated from Merchant Marine training in Saint Petersburg, Florida in May 1944 then was shipped...
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]....
Louis Frydman ended up in Allach, which was a sub-camp in the Dachau complex of camps. The prisoners were being sent...
Walter Bowsher had difficulties obtaining stamps. [Annotator's Note: Bowsher was the Marine postmaster in the 1st...
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...
Wayne McKinnon Gilmore was transported overseas on a ship making its first voyage. As they headed towards South America...
Russell Hoff found the food horrible in the Bad Orb POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp. The potatoes were...
Annaliese Nossbaum and her mother were prisoners in Auschwitz [Annotator’s Note: Auschwitz; a complex of over 40...
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...
After leaving the Pacific, Lloyd Dendy was sent to the Key West Naval Operating Base [Annotator's Note: Naval Base Key...
The next conflict Adolf Wesselhoeft became involved in was the Vietnam war. He was sent to Korat Royal Air Base [...
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,...
Benigno Andres Martinez, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in August 1919. His father was a native of Spain. He...
Andrew "Tim" Kiniry was born in November 1921 in Philadelphia. Rarely did the family have meat during the Great...
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...

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