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David Olson left the European Theater as an S3 officer in charge of plans, training and gunnery. Not too many men in...
Richard Nummer returned to the United States in July 1946 after being in Japan for nine months. While on the trip home...
Russell Clay has some regrets that he did not serve more than six years in the Navy. He enjoyed his service and could...
Berle Wheeler attended college at the University of Oklahoma [Annotator's Note: in Norman, Oklahoma] and then...
Samuel Lombardo did not think much of the German people. He felt they were negligent in allowing Hitler's [Annotator's...
Jack Madden was in Europe when the war ended. He was delighted. He had not followed the course of the war too closely...
Frank Fontana and his battalion [Annotator's Note: 93rd Medical Gas Treatment Battalion] had to turn in all their...
Frederick Hollis was drafted in August 1952. He had 16 weeks of Army basic training in Fort Bliss, Texas, eight weeks...
Clarence Schilperoot returned home by train after reaching the United States. He had a reunion with his parents upon...
When the war in Europe ended, Herbert Auerbach found out there was a point system set up to determine who went home and...
Kaliste Saloom returned home after nearly four years in the military. Almost three years were spent overseas. He had...
In 1949, Louis R. Lepore joined a local tank unit that was later sent to Korea [Annotator's Note: Korean War, 1950 to...
Walter Bala enjoyed going to his bomb group [Annotator's Note: Bala was a member of the 732nd Bombardment Squadron,...
After being discharged from the service, William McCowen attended college at Denver University [Annotator's Note:...
In the Summer of 1946, Wilbur Thomas returned home from the Philippines. He landed in San Francisco [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: Clifford Suthern Hayes returned home after completing occupation duty in Europe]. Clifford Suthern...
Daniel J. Lennon was discharged from the Army in October 1945 in California. He used the G.I. Bill to go to college....
Olin Tisdale wasn't deterred by what he endured during World War 2. After VJ-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan...
After he was discharged, Lloyd Duncan returned to Coffeyville, Kansas and went to junior college on the GI Bill. He...
Ernest Chauvin got orders to go to Korea [Annotator's Note: Korean War, 25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953] and spent a year...
After liberation, Charles Harrison was taken to a Guam fleet hospital, and thought it was heaven. The galley was open...
Since there was a war, Robert Madison said, he was grateful that he got to serve, even though there was discrimination...
John DuBose had eight months of back pay when he departed the SS Frenchtown. He was concerned that he would be robbed...
Walter Bowsher worked on an effort called the Mount Fuji Project which was supposedly building a children's playground...
Billy Michal's paternal grandfather worked his way up the ladder in the local lumber business [Annotator's Note: in...
Harlan Twible may have had nightmares after the war but it was nothing he could not handle. He left active duty the...
Joel Varner had no desire to stay in the Army Air Forces. He wanted an education. He went right back to college. He got...
Back in the United States, John Coxe went home on a pass and married his girlfriend of seven years. Then he was...
It was like a dream, sometimes John Snyder does not know if it [Annotator's Note: the war] happened or not. He tells it...
Salvador Guercia tells the tale of how he went with friends to see a guy that made corn liquor on Leyte [Annotator's...
After returning to California, Theodore Theodore was sent to Denver, Colorado for two months where he had the job of...
Roland Lehker discharged from the Marine Corp at Corpus Christie at the end of World War 2. Lehker reflected on the...
Because Richard Frothingham didn't get along with his stepmother, he had some problems returning to civilian life, but...
Joseph Pilcher said that when the war ended in Europe, it seemed like every aircraft in the 9th Air Force went airborne...
Carl Trim did not find it hard to adjust to civilian life. He attended college, while his wife worked. In 1948, Trim...
Lewis S. Evans served as assistant harbor master for his community in Massachusetts after he retired. He answered the...

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