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Walter Nelson was only 19 years old at the time [Annotators Note: at the time of the Battle of the Coral Sea]. The USS...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was inducted into the service at Camp Grant, Illinois then sent to Camp...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 745th Tank Battalion] fought through...
Edward Tipper and a band of paratroopers captured a key crossroads location without the use of any automatic weapons...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] received the Silver Star, Bronze Star with an arrowhead and the Purple Heart...
James Weller enjoyed his time in England. He trained with his new M7 tank in Slapton Sands from February to May [...
At about 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning, Arthur Seltzer went over the side of the ship to enter his landing craft. He was...
Wayne Pierce returned to his regiment and was placed in Company B. He went to the battalion commander who told him...
Abe Milkis was born in 15 January 1924 in Philadelphia. He had one brother and one sister. His brother, Harry, was a...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
Edward Tipper completed his paratrooper training in the United States and shipped out for England. Before going aboard...
James Weller picked the Army for enlistment because his father had served in World War I in a submarine. The submarine...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
James Livaudais received replacements prior to the Battle of the Bulge. [Annotator’s Note: in December 1944] One...
Arthur Seltzer reached Munich, Germany. The troops could tell the war was coming to an end. That was the location of...
Bernard Friedenberg fought at Aachen, Germany on the Siegfried Line. He was doing the same thing over and over again...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] and the 745th Tank Battalion passed right through the Siegfried Lines...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
Lowell Brueland earned the Silver Star after he arrived in France while performing a fighter sweep. He had completed...
Wayne Pierce had no idea of what was happening with A or B Companies while he was with Sanford and the remnants of C...
Edward Tipper was on detached service with another company in Southern England during the preparatory phase to the...
James Weller landed in North Africa on 9 November 1942 while the Vichy French were still in combat with the Americans...
Charles Moore had his next major mission when he participated in the invasion of Southern France. [Annotator’s Note:...
Wayne Pierce was the Supply and Transportation Officer when his Battalion left Fort Bragg. The regiment travelled by...
Abe Milkis found the German troops to be good fighters. At the end, the enemy soldiers were just a bunch of young kids...
James Livaudais saw that the German troops in Ludwigslust, Germany tried their best not to be taken prisoner by the...
James Weller pondered whether the accomplishments and sacrifices of the World War II were worthwhile. He sees...
Abe Milkis returned to his Company as a bazooka man who was assisted by a loader. [Annotator’s Note: Milkis had...
James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
Richard Greer left Guadalcanal on 5 or 6 January 1943 and went to Melbourne. He was very happy to be leaving the island...
Wayne Pierce and the 325th Glider Infantry did not make the fight in Sicily. A couple of days prior to entry into that...
Charles Moore was stationed in Orleans, France at the end of the war. He enjoyed the experience there. He had a...

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