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The war made Harry McKnight appreciate being a Marine and the freedom he has in this country [Annotator's Note: The...
For Harley Reynolds, it was extremely emotional going back to Normandy for the first time. Reynolds and the honorary...
Russell Clay found that his wartime experience as a barber in the Navy meant little in transitioning to civilian barber...
Overall, Robert J. Ferris enjoyed his experience in World War 2 and was glad he was a pilot. He comments on serving...
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...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
Frank Ragazzi's decision to serve in the armed forces was influenced by the propaganda he saw at the movies. He would...
John Pogue flew into Holland in a glider as a member of a rifle company. He was under fire there as he was in the...
Robert Powers enjoyed World War 2 more than the Korean War. He had a reason to go in the first war and he enjoyed the...
William Harvey worked in the Commandant's office [Annotator's Note: of the Eighth Naval District headquartered in New...
Curt Simmons is trying to get the D-Day Museum [Annotator's Note: The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana]...
Jack Taylor has lived in a great period of American history. He has had a happy life with a wonderful family and good...
Asked if he thought there should be institutions such as The National WWII Museum [Annotator's Note: in New Orleans,...
Gerald West didn't think often of the Raiders after the war. In recent years the numerous reunions and meetings West...
After his discharge, Bernard Marcantel signed up for the reserves. He was afraid he would be called up during the...
Lloyd Guillory's most notable recollection of the war occurred on the day when he thought he was going to die. His...
Louis Conter saw the Second World War as an unconditional victory. Today's world is different. We should try to knock...
Ryan O’Brien's most memorable experience was when the Messerschmitts [Annotator's Note: German Messerschmitt Me-109 or...
Harry McCauley finds the portrayal of the events of the war as presented by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans and...
C. Charles Collie remembers the typhoon of 18 and 19 December 1944 as being his most memorable experience in World War...
Lloyd Duncan feels that the veterans of World War 2 and Korea received the respect and appreciation they deserved....
Selwyn Gilmore was drafted and was given a preference. He just missed being eligible for OCS [Annotator's Note: officer...
Russell Clark matured as a result of his time in the war. He became more religious after contemplating his survival...
David Hanning retired after 32 years in the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. [Annotator's Note: The interviewer pauses the...
Jimmie Dyer returned to the United States in July 1946. He wanted to surprise his family. His uncle was the undertaker...
After the Germans surrendered, the units moved back gradually. Anton Jaber thinks he went through every one of the...
Walter Bala completed 35 missions before he returned home. He had one mission where he thought for sure he was going to...
Edward Allesandro had a lot of artifacts from Saipan [Annotator's Note: Saipan, Mariana Islands] that he picked up at...
Arthur Fishman returned to the United States sometime in April or May 1946. He returned to Pearl Harbor [Annotator's...
Richard Audler's unit [Annotator's Notes: Carrier Aircraft Service Unit (Forward) 13 or CASU(F)-13] was stationed on...
Gerald Kynett returned to Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii], where he was held up for some time....
Donald Schlenger says Louis Zamperini [Annotator's Note: US Army Air Forces Captain Louis Silvie Zamperini; Zamperini's...
After World War 2, William McCowen served in the Korean War [Annotator's Note: 1950 to 1953]. Besides a mission that...
[Annotator's Notes: Donald C. Morrison served in the Army on a machine gun crew in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 38th...

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