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Robert Oplinger did not want to stay in the Navy after the war. He would regret that later. He did stay in the reserves...
John LeBure knew that work was being reduced so he left the company [Annotator's Note: Higgins Industries in New...
Curt Simmons was in New Orleans on VJ-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day]. In order to get discharged, the...
John DuBose had eight months of back pay when he departed the SS Frenchtown. He was concerned that he would be robbed...
Trinidad Ledesma was tired and had jungle worms, so he decided not to reenlist. He was at a hospital and quarantined...
Prone to seasickness, Leo Porteau was glad the 14 day return trip didn't include the evasive zig-zagging [Annotator's...
Roland Lehker discharged from the Marine Corp at Corpus Christie at the end of World War 2. Lehker reflected on the...
Romus Valtin Burgin worked with a contact officer from the VA [Annotator's Note: Veterans Administration] named Frank...
Leo Terrebonne was discharged as a Private First Class [Annotator's Note: PFC] in 1946, and went back into the...
Vincent DeSalvo was discharged from the Army Air Forces in February 1946. On the trip home [Annotator's Note: from...
George Haines was top in points and could go home or stay near the war's end. He went to Matsuyama, Shikoku, Japan for...
When Thomas Long was once more in the United States, he thought he would be discharged from San Francisco, where his...
Robert Fulton's low points in captivity included Red Cross packages not distributed to the POWs [Annotator's Note:...
After they were captured, Nolan Ruiz and his crew were given an initial interrogation before being loaded into boxcars...
Having survived bailing out of his B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] bomber over...
While a POW at Sarang, Clarence Schilperoot had the opportunity to bathe in a running stream. When he went to midstream...
Jack Skaggs was transferred from the Kiangwan POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp to Osaka, Japan in August...
After a short time at Stalag IV-A [Annotator's Note: in Moosburg, Germany], Thomas Houdek and other prisoners were sent...
Arturo Camacho’s unit was moved to Corregidor, and trained to take over the 12-inch mortar at Battery [Annotator’s Note...
Burton Johnson had over 1,500 Japanese prisoners in the massive POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] camp in...
Josephine Pescatore prayed when Cardinal Spellman gave a talk to a large group of troops before she went overseas....
Earl James Erion grew up in Waubun, Minnesota. He was a high school student and young farm boy before he went into the...
Warren Nolan was born in November 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana [Annotator's Note: he later corrects this to Algiers,...
Winfield K. "Win" Zerphey was born in October 1924 in the small town of Floren outside of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. He...
Bud Loring was born in Brockton, Massachusetts. His father was an automotive, boat, and heavy construction mechanic....
Matthew Poye was born in January 1928 in White Valley, Pennsylvania. He had two brothers and four sisters. His family...
Walter Bowsher was captured and then sent to China in February. [Annotator’s Note: Bowsher was a member of the 1st...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Norman Bussel knew he was not going to be very good company if he did not have some alcohol to drink. He would have to...
Sammy Ray was sent by train to a tent camp in the mountains outside of the Marine Corps Air Base in Miramar, California...
Manfred Klepper and his parents were on the water for no more than three hours before his mother and father became...
Dossie East's first encounter with the Japanese was in the Battle of the Coral Sea. During that battle, East's ship [...
Ben Skardon revisited the liberation of the Hoten Camp and the Russian occupation in that area of Manchuria. He...
Burton Johnson feared that his handling of Japanese POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] would be held against him...
Jack Skaggs realized that he had been on a long journey in his life. That journey has brought him pride and enjoyment....
Edward E. Boyles was sent to Barnes General Hospital near Springdale, Washington after being in field hospitals for...

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