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John Treen was born in 1926 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he resided until his family moved to New Orleans when he...
Lowell Hughes was born in Poteau, Oklahoma in October 1919. He stayed there until he was 18 years old. He went to the...
Anthony Costa enjoyed it [Annotator's Note: his prewar service in the United States Marine Corps] because he was able...
Admiral Robert B. Fulton was born in December 1910 in Burlington, Vermont and grew up in Washington, D.C. He went to...
[Annotator's Note: This clip begins with the interviewer and Rinas talking about Rinas's wife.] Bruno S. Rinas moved to...
Moise S. Steeg, Jr. did not want to be in the infantry. He got in at a fortunate time when bases were being built for...
Henry Armstrong was born in November 1924 in Ludlow, Kentucky. His mother was a single parent of three children. They...
Richard Klenoski was born in Saginaw, Michigan in June 1924. He had three brothers and two sisters and was number two....
James Pringle was born in Sumter, South Carolina in November 1925. Life growing up was rough. He worked in grocery...
Dr. Robert Beynon was born in August 1924 in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1942 and enlisted in the Navy....
Raymond Urban was born in September 1920 in Bogalusa, Louisiana. They left there when he was young and moved around...
Lillian Hoover was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in August 1924. She grew up there. Her father was a contractor. She...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph O'Donnell was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft IV near Gross Tychow, Pomerania, now Tychowo,...
Edwin Joseph Borne, Jr. first encountered Japanese assault troops soon after Devereux [Annotator's Note: then US Marine...
Bryghte Davis Godbold was shipped to Shanghai from Wake Island after its fall. He was taken to an empty compound near...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. was taken by train to Frankfurt [Annotator's Note: Frankfurt, Germany] with his crew and...
Max Finesmith did not have time to think after his bomber had been fatally damaged. Everything was happening so fast...
Michael Linquata was careful to tend to his wounded as they were marched into a barn that was used by the Germans to...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
Richard Willett got into a mountainous area. His jeep driver was from North Carolina. A Lieutenant decided to ride in...
Combat cameraman Norman Hatch was only about a quarter of a mile away from the mountain top [Annotator's Note: Mount...
Clarence Becker was promoted to G-3, Operations Officer, in January 1945. He had been a Flight Commander until that...
Fred Hirsekorn's first combat was in the Vosges Mountains. They moved so much and so fast that they all lost track of...
John McConn and Ganyo were given the duty of guarding a bridge. [Annotator’s Note: the spelling of Ganyo’s name is not...
Troops were leaving Mortai [Annotator's Note: Maluku Islands, Dutch East Indies now Indonesia] to invade the...
Joseph Pocoroba went to Columbia, South Carolina for basic training. He found it easy. When he first went in, he had KP...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph O'Donnell was a prisoner on the Black March in February 1945.] One officer guard got them...
The Germans were very proud people. They always managed to put on hats and some kind of gloves. Somehow or other, John...
Joseph Brannan returned to Melville, Rhode Island as a PT boat instructor [Annotator's Note: at the Motor Torpedo Boat...
Charles Littig returned to the United States after his posting to Pearl Harbor and Midway. He learned that he was to be...
After Charles Littig reached Pearl Harbor, his boat was unloaded. [Annotator's Note: At this time, Littig was the...
Anthony Varuso and his squadron of PT boats [Annotator's Note: Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 8 (MTBRon 8)] tied their...
Joseph Brannan had never ridden on a PT boat [Annotator's Note: Patrol Torpedo boat] prior to his assignment to his...
James Gaffney discusses the details of the type of torpedo used on the PT Boat on which he was assigned as a crewman....
Martin Sherbecoe recalled a couple of incidents from PT boat [Annotator's Note: patrol torpedo boat] school. One...
James Gaffney was once allowed to buy a case of beer after an announcement that there was an excess supply. Each sailor...

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