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In June 1947 Walter Bank went from Japan to the United States and joined the Navy reserves in New York for the benefits...
Charles Wesley Borders was home when the Japanese surrendered. He celebrated for a week. Borders fell in love with...
Three years after the Berlin Airlift [Annotator's Note: Western Allies' operation to supply the blockaded city of West...
Sterling Cale was sent to Korea near Pusan while the rest of the transferred troops went to Sasebo, Japan. He was with...
A year after Raymond Wells was shipped to Okinawa Joyce joined him there. At the time there was very little in terms of...
Bernard Marcus was in the army reserves during the Korean War. He was not called up for active duty. The Defense...
Walter Bala was called back to service for the Korean War [Annotator's Note: 1950 to 1953]. He had a new car and drove...
Martin Suter went to fighter school and was called back to go to Korea [Annotator's Note: Korean War, 1950 to 1953] in...
Robert Powers was called back to the service for Korea [Annotator's Note: the Korean War]. He had been honorably...
[Annotator's Note: David Harvey was discharged from the Navy in 1946. He then joined the Army for the Korean War on 1...
Donald Lindquist was an officer in the US Merchant Marine. After the war, he went to school for Business Administration...
Keith Kiefer was born in January 1957 in Longview, Texas. In school, he did not get taught about World War 2 until...
John Caraway stayed in the reserves and was called up when the Korean War broke out. In October 1950, he shipped out of...
[Annotator's Note: There is an odd tape break at the beginning.] The family of Coleen Landry learned to be frugal and...
John Moran was home on leave when Japan surrendered [Annotator's Note: on 15 August 1945]. He had left Europe around 1...
[Annotator's Note: Clayton Fisher served in the Navy as a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber pilot in Bombing Squadron 8...
Sterling Cale received several different military decorations. He received multiple Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and a...
Norman Mineta joined his father in the insurance business after his military discharge. He was at Berkley University in...
Burdell S. Hontz and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group] were shipped back to...
John Reeder remained on active duty, and was sent to the Naval Air Station at Mojave, California for a month, then...
The war ended while James Lovell was a senior in high school and he remembers V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over...
James Downing did not return to the USS West Virginia (BB-48) after it was repaired. He served on the USS South Dakota...
Nelson Constant was just out there working. It was like being locked up in a room. The trees did not talk. They were...
John Stiles took part in the occupation of Japan. He had to get a driver's license for Okinawa [Annotator's Note:...
Robert Powers returned to Guam [Annotator's Note: Guam, Mariana Islands], which had been built up since he had last...
[Annotator's Note: Robert J. Ferris was pilot in Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) and took part in combat...
Thomas Edgar Morgan, Sr. was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division and sent to Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan...
As a manager for Republic Aviation during the Vietnam War, Donald Strait spent a month each at Taklhi and Korat, air...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks James Billingsley why he chose to be a paratrooper.] Billingsley grew up a poor...
Robert Addison [Annotator’s Note: with the 1st Marine Raider Battalion] had his share of close calls on Bloody Ridge...
George Peto has kept numerous photographs and documents from and regarding the war and shared them with interviewer....
After Korea, Walter Bowsher served as the San Diego brig warden. In 1953, he was in charge of the escort section of men...
After the war, Lisle Neher stayed in the Reserves. He ended up with an M Day assignment, or Mobilization assignment, in...
Gene Alair received some schooling at government expense back when he was married. He had been sent back to Harvard...
After V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day, 15 August 1945], Albert Reale spent another six months in the...
Benigno Martinez and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division] rounded up...

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