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One day, Jack Yusen heard his name called and he was ordered to report to the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413). Yusen and...
[Annotator's Note: The interview begins with the interviewer explaining to Marie Rankart how the interview will take...
Robert Liles attributes his success as a fighter pilot to the leadership he had in China from the general [Annotator's...
Right after George Griffenhagen and other members of the 20th Engineers removed the mines that were holding up Patton’s...
Woody Woodall [Annotator's Note: Wendall Woodall] was born in March 1925 in Webster City, Iowa. They were so poor that...
Benjamin Carson received ten days leave after the Makin Island raid. He was billeted at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in...
Claude Shannahan left Tulagi and boarded the USS Colhoun (APD-2) on the way to Guadalcanal. They had just gotten into...
Allen Tillery left Tinian in late December 1944 and was sent to Guam. When he got there he was assigned to the Japanese...
Walt Disney always challenged Robert Gurr with multiple projects. Even though Gurr was heavily involved in the Carousel...
William Pena’s two sergeants were taken from him after one night and were transferred so he was given a new sergeant...
Harry Quinn and his buddy attempted to locate the paratroopers the day after the landing [Annotator’s Note: the date...
Gerhard Franzky received an order from the division CO [Annotator's Note: commanding officer], Heinz Harmel, to...
Harley Reynolds notes that when the sun went down that night fighters would sweep over German positions dropping flares...
Richard Keller did not see too much of Hill 700 but he had a friend named Sid Goodkin, the commander of Company G [...
Hodding Carter, II was a friend of William Winter's. He was not a popular figure in the state [Annotator's Note: in...
[Annotators Note: Elmo Bell served in the army as a sergeant in Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry...
After the 82nd Airborne Division finished combat operations in Normandy, Clinton Riddle and the men of the 325th Glider...
Kauffman gave George Morgan a 60 day leave upon their return home. [Annotator’s Note: Commander Draper L. Kauffman,...
Joseph Medicine Crow's grandfather, White Man Runs Him, met Theodore Roosevelt. The Crow nation felt comfortable in...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Field served in the Army as a paratrooper with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, then...
That was the end of combat for Harold DeForest. After DeForest got out of the hospital he was supposed to go back to...
The medics tagged Robert L. Williams with stating that he was suffering from combat exhaustion and he was brought to...
George Morgan waited on his orders to attend the Naval Prep School for the Naval Academy. Something was delaying them...
The following day, Richard Scheerer was sent to a hospital on shore. One day Scheerer had to have his lungs aspirated....
James Muri and his crew got on the first B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] they could...
William Pena remembers how his battalion commander was a gung-ho, brave, and tall man who refused to stay at the rear...
William Pena followed a trail through the woods and kept encountering groups of men asking for the two platoons on the...
[Annotator's Note: 1st Lieutenant John Marr served as a platoon leader in Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment...
Edgar Cole went to communications school and finished at the head of his class. He was automatically assigned to...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Keller served in the Army as the company commander of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 148th...
Once Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the bridge at La Fiere,...
John Poole fought in small towns in France and Germany. After Sélestat, the next big engagement was getting through the...
William Garbo was born in 1924 in Laurel, Mississippi. He was in high school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor....
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
When the 2nd Marine Division shipped out from New Zealand only the battalion commanders knew the specifics of the...

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