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After being released from the hospital, Frank Maresca was sent to Southampton. He was given a physical exam after which...
Robert Oplinger joined the Navy, went through boot camp, and then was trained as a member of an underwater demolition...
Robert Curl entered the Navy never having been very far from home. It was to be a different experience for him. He...
Harry Lockhead was sent to Great Lakes for his Navy boot camp training. The discipline was no different than he had at...
Harold Joslin joined the Navy around 1939. He liked the idea of going to sea. He also really wanted to get off the farm...
Samuel Lombardo joined the National Guard on 11 November 1939. He had a friend in the Guard who coaxed him into doing...
Jack Carver began his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. An accelerated training went on there to teach...
For William Winter, basic training was different [Annotator's Note: different than his previous experiences at Ole Miss...
David Olson attended field artillery school at Fort Sill right after his graduation from college [Annotator’s Note: in...
Mary Edwards began working for the Army at Higgins Industries when she was 16 years old. She had finished high school...
Walter Halloran would carefully pick his spots as he advanced in enemy territory. He would try to keep trees and brush...
Robert Riddle went to San Pedro, California for boot camp. He was excited to see the ocean for the first time, and...
In the early part of December, John McConn and his outfit was taking a German town. [Annotator’s Note: 1944] The...
For Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa], D-Day was cold, damp and dark. H-hour was about 0630. Miksa and his...
Zhanna Dawson's husband David was in the Mitropoulos Orchestra [Annotator's Note: Dimitri Mitropoulos was a famed Greek...
Right after Passover in 1944 [Annotator's Note: after 14 April 1944. The Germans occupied Hungary in March 1944.], Eva...
Robert Gurr worked with Walt Disney in the design of Disneyland. Far from the idea people have of Walt Disney knowing...
Chester Lee Strunk was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan in December 1922. His father was a foundry worker. It was tough...
When Calvin Moret was at Godman Field near Fort Knox [Annotator’s Note: Kentucky], he noted that Italian and German...
Robert Inghram learned that 72 of 75 of the escapees were captured. The senior German officer, named Lindeiner [...
Lawrence Brooks followed the war while he was in service. One of the islands he was on had Japanese pillboxes. The...
John Raaen and a portion of the 5th Ranger Battalion were detached and under the command of Sullivan [Annotator’s Note...
Dabney Montgomery had worked out his theory of peaceful protest against unjust segregationist laws well before the...
Vernon Alexander only received one fresh water shower during his deployment voyage to Europe. Salt water showers were...
Francis Dymnicki flew missions from France against Germany. There were few days off because of the perilous times. When...
George Kearney was living on Magazine Street [Annotator's Note: in New Orleans, Louisiana] when he went to work for...
Henry Malec brought Hermann Göring into a waiting room prior to some sort of interrogation [Annotator's Note: this was...
Harry Quinn arrived at the hospital on 19 June [Annotator’s Note: 19 June 1944] and remained there until the middle of...
Bernard Marcus deployed from New York to Le Havre, France and then to Paris. He stayed at a delightful hotel in Paris....
Kenneth Killilea left Maui and traveled by LST [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship Tank] to Saipan. The Japanese did not...
Kenneth Killilea left the United States and sailed with the 4th Marine Division to Roi-Namur in the Kwajalein Islands...
[Annotator's Note: Carl Peterson served in the Army as a mortar man in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment...
Dell Lauderdale retired from the military and went to work for a private security company called Wackenhut Security. He...
Samuel Lombardo saw that life was getting tougher and tougher under Mussolini [Annotator's Note: Italian Fascist...
Catherine Long lived in a barracks with four other WAVES [Annotator's Note: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
Frank Fontana was part of a MASH [Annotator's Note: Mobile Army Surgical Hospital] unit. They put up a ward tent that...

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