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George Hardy got news that he was going to Keesler [Annotator's Note: Keesler Field, now Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi...
When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work and activity was based around survival. The men would improve...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
Gerald Abbenhaus used the G.I. Bill to complete his education after the war. Abbenhaus cannot overemphasize how much of...
David Verlander attended the graduation of his former classmates from Officer Candidate School, and, as was the...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts at tape break and the conversation is mid-sentence about Frank Purvis' new baby...
Eugene Vaadi remained in the military after he was liberated from Moosburg, Germany [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII A (...
President Truman [Annotator's Note: President Harry S. Truman] integrated the military. Norris Bucksell's brother-in-...
Monty Joe Boitnott loaded transports with over 250,000 prisoners. Some of the prisoners were kept in North Africa for...
Once sent back to New Orleans, Frank Mancuso was assigned as a special services officer [Annotators Note: at Camp Leroy...
In June 1947 Walter Bank went from Japan to the United States and joined the Navy reserves in New York for the benefits...
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...
Donald Lindquist was an officer in the US Merchant Marine. After the war, he went to school for Business Administration...
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...
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...
[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...
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...
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...

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