Life in the Field/aboard ship

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Joseph Haines was drafted in April 1944. He was sent to Camp Lee, Virginia. He got off the train and there were two...
[Annotator's Note: Carl Marca served in the Army as a mail censor in the Pacific Theater of Operations.] One censor...
The closest call Thomas Long recalled was the time he was dropping dynamite to repel enemy swimmers whose mission was...
Aboard ship in Hawaii before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dossie East did not suspect the war was imminent. Pearl Harbor...
There were always air raids to deal with, according to Arthur Davis, during his duty in the Pacific. The Japanese...
Paul Bosworth was on a bombing mission just west of Dresden [Annotator's Note: Dresden, Germany]. They would normally...
Most of the time, James Marks was the only chaplain assigned to the USS Nassau (CVE-16). If there was another it would...
Wallace Jeffery arrived in Scotland and was transported by train to his new camp in England. He stayed there for four...
Samson Alexander was in the Air Force during the Korean conflict. He had a girlfriend in Denver [Annotator's Note:...
When the war with Germany ended, Richard Ryan hoped he would be sent home. He had a one year old son he had not yet...
Marvin Hill had a famous bandleader aboard his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748)]. Eddie Duchin...
Obie Wickersham was born in March 1925 in Oklahoma. One of the legacies of his father's World War 1 service was...
Donald Edward Wilson was born in New Orleans in July 1918. Times were tough during the Great Depression. He had to walk...
Robert Knudson was born in January 1925 in Mason City, Iowa. His father was a successful greenhouse owner, and even...
Elizabeth Barrett was born in August 1924 at a base hospital in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, but stayed there only two...
Olin Tisdale was born in April 1925 in Bluff Springs, Florida. Although his father had a farm and ran a grocery store...
Edwin McGhee was born in Brownwood, Texas. His father was employed during the Depression and kept his family fed. The...
Laszlo Schwarc was born in the village of Baktaloranthaza, Hungary, where his Jewish family lived peacefully among a...
Eugene Vaadi was born 1 July 1921 Watertown, New York. He spent his life there until entering the military. His father...
Reuben Weiner was born in Los Angeles, California on Bastille Day [Annotator's Note: national day of France] in July...
Ogden Saik was born in September 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He lived with his family in the New Orleans...
Donald Popham was born in Alvadore, Oregon. When he was three years old, his parents moved the family to Emmett, Idaho...
John Moran was born in Superior, Wisconsin. He had a great youth and enlisted in the Army at 17. He was then sent to...
Malcolm D. Johnson was born in Colville, Washington. He does not have many memories of the Great Depression. He grew up...
Philip Dunford was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July 1925. He lived in Chester, Virginia when he was five...
A captain when he was discharged from the Navy, John Curtis Spencer was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia and was...
Edwin Henlebin was born in 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri, and lived there his entire life, except for when he was in the...
Howard Fox was born in Albany, New York in 1925. He grew up during the Great Depression, and lost his mother when he...
William Myers, Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in February 1926. During the Great Depression his father worked...
David Flynn was born in November 1919 in Collegeville, Minnesota, where his father was the athletic director at St....
Robert Kinzler was born in Newark, New Jersey, but his hometown was just outside the city in Irvington. He graduated...
Thomas Long was born in January 1926 in Saint Louis, Missouri. His father died when he was only three years old,...
Thomas Payn was born in June 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts, the only child of his Canadian parents. The family moved to...
Jack Gutman was born in December 1925 in San Francisco, California, the son of a salesman who had nine children. The...
Adam Istre was born in 1927 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, but the family moved to a farm outside of Gueydan, Louisiana...
Alex Lopez was born in May 1926 in Los Angeles, California, the son of a barber. He grew up in a safe neighborhood...

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