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As they [Annotator's Note: Martin Carmody and John Liska] approached, the entire village came to greet them. Carmody...
Edward "Babe" Heffron jumped into Holland and spent over 78 days there. The jump into the drop zone meant kill or be...
Joy Skelton returned to Holland and had a reunion with many of her relatives. Life there was difficult because the...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
George A. Sarosi was a freshman in medical school at the commencement of the Hungarian Revolution [Annotator's Note:...
After the Battle of the Bulge, Edward "Babe" Heffron continued fighting into Alsace-Lorraine then Dusseldorf and on to...
When Joseph Simpson entered enemy towns as his unit advanced into the German home land, white flags would come out and...
Arthur Staymates and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Staymayes was a squad leader in Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th...
William Epperson was in Tunisia for a brief time before boarding a small troopship bound for Italy. The ships departed...
Dell Lauderdale was at Sugamo Prison where there were six cell blocks separated by an iron gate. Behind the gate was "...
Manfred Klepper heard a knock on the family apartment door at dusk [Annotator's Note: on the evening of 9 November 1938...
Elisabeth Bolster was home during Kristallnacht [Annotator's Note: the "night of broken glass" when Nazis attacked...
The experience of seeing the kids wanting American candy, and the subsequent revelation of the ship that had passed...
Cleston Stell saw that Germans had mixed feelings toward to the advancing Americans. The 80th Infantry Division took...
Peter Somogyi felt there was a chance he had been liberated when he saw a Russian soldier outside the window [Annotator...
Dell Lauderdale retired from the military and went to work for a private security company called Wackenhut Security. He...
George A. Sarosi was born in Budapest, Hungary in January 1938. His father was born in 1900 in Pozsony. Pozsony was...
Judith Baron and her family lived in a nice apartment in a mixed neighbor in Hungary. The landlady was not Jewish, but...
Elisabeth Bolster would visit with her father every weekend [Annotator's Note: her father was forced to remain in...
Lily Sawada had a very innovative father. He determined that it was time to leave [Annotator’s Note: the Japanese-...
William Winter was at Fort McClellan for four months, after which they were assigned to Army units. In October 1944, he...
After that [Annotator's Note: the 11th Airborne Division's combat operations on leyte], they headed for Luzon on a...
Delano Brister knew that the planning headquarters for Colonel Eisenhower [Annotator’s Note: Colonel Dwight D....
Lowell Brueland earned the Silver Star after he arrived in France while performing a fighter sweep. He had completed...
John McConn arrived after Munich and the nearby terrible death camp had been captured and cleaned up. [Annotator’s Note...
Vernon Alexander was a history major in college. He ran into a situation about 30 miles outside of Innsbruck, Austria...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Thornhill served in the Navy as a gunner's mate aboard the USS Daly (DD-519) and was a gun...
In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Ira Schilling was sent to Camp Elliot, California where he joined Company L...
Arthur Staymates fought through the Normandy hedgerows [Annotator's Note: after capturing the beaches of Normandy...
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...
Elisabeth Bolster had no full knowledge of the implications of working at the Nuremburg Trials [Annotator's Note: the...
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...
Robert Gorman was only in Camp Shanks for a few days before sailing in a convoy for Europe. His wife tried to visit him...

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