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Bud Loring retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel. After World War 2 he joined a National Guard unit. He had a...
Richard Scheerer never spoke much about the war after he got home. He just wanted to forget it. It was a four year...
James Kemp McLaughlin returned home after the war and received a 30 day leave after which he reported to the...
When Dale LeBlanc heard the news that the battle [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa] was over he was relieved. One...
Coleen Landry's father was an air raid warden and drills would be held weekly. His job included making sure there were...
Delano Brister had a career in the United States Army. The Louisiana Maneuvers made a great impression on him. He...
Curtis Brooks arrived for duty in Korea at night. His unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Battery, 10th Field...
Patrick Russell returned to the United States after the war. He received orders to report to Pensacola to form another...
While he was in Australia, Nathan Taffel communicated with a brother-in-law in Chicago. He had survived the ghetto but...
Theodore E. Skinner, Sr. received the Bronze Star [Annotator's Note: the fourth-highest award a United States service...
Murphy Burke made good, lasting friendships while in the Navy, and when he got out, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill...
Joseph Richard feels that the war means more now to the younger generation than it did after he left it. He meets kids...
John Campbell was trained as a gun loader on merchant ships. In Great Britain, in 1943, air raids were still pretty...
Henry Little went to work at a shipyard after returning from the Korean war [Annotator's Note: in 1953]. He worked...
Richard Baile's crew all thought alike. They were optimistic. None of them thought they would be shot down. Baile does...
Charles Murray served during the Korean War but by the time he got over there the war had ended. He did see action in...
After the conclusion of World War 2, Alvin Sniff was sent back to New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana...
Walter Bowsher made two separate cemeteries because he had to bury Russians. [Annotator's Note: Bowsher was assigned to...
Nolan Albarado was in a tent in Rennes, France on Christmas Eve 1944. He volunteered to bake cakes for his company [...
William McCool and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry...
Russell Clark and Company A [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry...
Keith Renstrom and Amagony [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling; on Iwo Jima] looked at each other and gave each other...
After being promoted to captain and finishing his last bombing mission, Jack Buckner left his group [Annotator's Note:...
While Richard Keller was in Miami he got a phone call from a major asking if Keller wanted to go to the Command and...
When George A. Sarosi worked at a VA Hospital, he always felt it was an extension of the university. He has enjoyed...
Philip Dunford was discharged from the US Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp...
Donald Lindquist was an officer in the US Merchant Marine during World War 2 and returned to military service during...
When David Harvey heard that the war had ended, they had 1,500 planes up off the carriers. The British and Russians had...
Samson Alexander was in the Air Force during the Korean conflict. He had a girlfriend in Denver [Annotator's Note:...
Obie Wickersham was born in March 1925 in Oklahoma. One of the legacies of his father's World War 1 service was...
George Edward Morgan was born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey on 29 June 1927. He had a younger brother named Robert....
Fredrick Hollis was born in January 1929 in Detroit, Michigan. The Great Depression started in October 1929 and his...
Raymond Bailey was born and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Jobs at the time only paid about one dollar per day....
Philip Schweitzer cannot think of many other lighter moments than the ones he's already mentioned. He remembers one...
When the war ended, Thomas Ballew's unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] was in Furth...
After Michael Mervosh helped his wounded friends in the foxhole he realized that he had lost his hearing [Annotator's...

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