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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...
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...
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...
After liberation, Charles Harrison was taken to a Guam fleet hospital, and thought it was heaven. The galley was open...
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...
Back in the United States, John Coxe went home on a pass and married his girlfriend of seven years. Then he was...
Roland Lehker discharged from the Marine Corp at Corpus Christie at the end of World War 2. Lehker reflected on the...
It took about six months for Frank Lombardo to be discharged in the United States. Lombardo felt he was a lucky man...
Fred Gordon was enjoying life after the war. He was in Czechoslovakia waiting to be sent home. In the meantime, he was...
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...
Bryghte Davis Godbold was sent on a 90 day leave after his hospital check out following his return home. He ultimately...
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...
Edward E. Boyles remarked that about 90 percent of the Japanese soldiers would rather die than bring embarrassment to...
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...
Norris Bucksell says he needs a lot of sleep. He goes to mass every night. [Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks him...
Attending the Southern Signal Corps School at Camp Murphy in Jupiter, Florida, Robert Kinzler became a radar officer...
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...

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