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After the war, Lisle Neher stayed in the Reserves. He ended up with an M Day assignment, or Mobilization assignment, in...
After V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day, 15 August 1945], Albert Reale spent another six months in the...
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...
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...
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...
John DuBose had eight months of back pay when he departed the SS Frenchtown. He was concerned that he would be robbed...
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...
Frank Hartzell received leave and went to the French Rivera after the war. He saw Cologne and witnessed its total...
Earl Tweed served in Germany on occupation duty as commander of an anti-tank company. He held that command until the...
After three months in Japan, Edward Bale had the necessary points to rotate back to the United States. He left Nagasaki...
In some ways, Ira Schilling felt he grew up very quickly due to his experience serving in the US Marine Corps during...
Louis Conter returned to the United States for night fighter training. When he received his commission in New Guinea,...
Chester Biernacki returned to the United States and had two companies assigned to him. He then volunteered to go to the...
Donald Long had enough points after the war to be discharged from the Navy, but he and his wife elected for him to...
John Singlaub wanted to be a regular Army officer after the war ended. He immediately applied for the integration of...
Jimmy Doi stayed in the Army until 1949. He had reenlisted as a quartermaster because he did not want to be in the...
George A. Sarosi felt he was on an adventure when he reached America [Annotator's Note: he fled Hungary in December...
Erik Johnsen was in school at Tulane, University in New Orleans, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He feels this...
Burton Johnson feared that his handling of Japanese POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] would be held against him...
His job was to help get new men settled in, but Raymond Wells had a PFC to help him. Next there were orders to go to...
Adelaide Benjamin knows the preservation of the memory of the war by The National WWII Museum is important. She has...
Samuel Spector's most memorable experience of World War 2 was growing up from 18 to 20 years of age. His expectations...
Chester Strunk views The National WWII Museum as a valuable asset to teach people about the sacrifices made not only by...
For Harley Reynolds, it was extremely emotional going back to Normandy for the first time. Reynolds and the honorary...
Olin Tisdale had a brother in the Army and a cousin in the Air Force at the same time he was in the military, but the...
Fred Aldridge decided to stay in the Navy after World War 2 because his family was growing up and needed educations. He...
Erik Johnsen served in the US Merchant Marine during World War 2. As a result of the war, his father realized his dream...

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