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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....
Robert A. Addison was born in Akron, Ohio on 7 December 1922. The family moved several times but settled down in...
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...
Lester M. Bornstein could not believe the war was over. He had been in the Army for two years. His unit [Annotator's...
[Annotator's Note: Henry Little served in the Army as a combat engineer in Company D, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion,...
Keith Kiefer was not sure that college was the right path for him. He considered going into the service. He and two...
Walter Bowsher was at Pusan and then Inchon during the Korean War. He was told to report to a warrant officer for duty...
William Hall had no extreme feelings about the Japanese even though he knew some of the harsh and brutal things they...
Lloyd Dendy and his brother enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves. When the Korean War broke out they were called back...
Curtis Brooks went to Staten Island, New York then Wellsboro, Pennsylvania [Annotator's Note: after being liberated...
In Tucson, Arizona, Elizabeth Gibbens worked in a veterans' hospital for a few months, but quit when she became...
Guy Leefe, Jr. accumulated about 4,000 hours of flight time during his time in the service. He was discharged in...
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...
During the Korean War, Harry Baughman was a battalion commander at Fort Polk, Louisiana and searched for a way to keep...
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...
Simon Braitman went to Rochester [Annotator's Note: Rochester, New York] and entered high school right away. He...
Ray League never heard about the Holocaust prior to entering the Army. He did not want to know, but the Germans knew....
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...
Raymond Urban was called back for Korea but spent his time at Camp Pendleton [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California]...
In June 1947 Walter Bank went from Japan to the United States and joined the Navy reserves in New York for the benefits...
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...

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