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Delano Brister came in contact with the 84th Infantry Division while it was in training from Camp Claiborne prior to...
Monty Joe Boitnott was on tour [Annotators Note: on an overseas tour of duty] for 16 months. The only member of...
Russell Hoff reached Bad Orb and was assigned to a barracks in the camp. When a group of Americans killed a German...
Thomas Ballew served in headquarters [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] handling finance and...
Roy Boreen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 1920. During the Great Depression, his father worked as a cement...
After induction into the Army, Norris Waddill went to Camp Crowder, Missouri for his basic training. Basic training was...
One of the chiefs saw Jack Yusen again at the opening of the Taffy 3 memorial and asked Yusen if he remembered him....
The first and only time Raymond Bailey ever came under attack was on 19 March 1945. They were 50 miles off the coast of...
Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...
Linda Hope was born in 1939 [Annotator’s Note: She is the daughter of Bob and Dolores Hope]. She never realized the...
Samuel Spector felt that the Kachins were on a friendly basis but not strictly military disciplined. It was more a team...
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
Lewis Guidry crossed the Rhine River near the Remagen Bridge [Annotator's Note: the Ludendorff Bridge in the city of...
Sidney Philips remembers someone being perfect. He was handsome, young, and the girls loved him. Phillips tells...
Lester Hull was born in Hartford, Connecticut in April 1920. He remembers the Great Depression well. Hull's father was...
They returned to Pearl Harbor but didn't stay long enough for Clayton Fisher to train. He still hadn't made any dives...
Once the United States entered World War 2, Adelaide Benjamin followed the progress of the war in a number of ways but...
That was the end of combat for Harold DeForest. After DeForest got out of the hospital he was supposed to go back to...
William Pena remembers how his battalion commander was a gung-ho, brave, and tall man who refused to stay at the rear...
Lily Sawada and her family arrived in Poston, Arizona [Annotator’s Note: this was part of the relocation of Japanese-...
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
Anthony Costa was sent to Osaka aboard a ship to work on the docks there. He was in a transport ship hold where he did...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Yusen served in the Navy as a gunner aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413).] From there...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
Linda Hope thanks God for the amazing secretary employed by her dad during the war [Annotator’s Note: Linda Hope is the...
The Battle of the Driniumor River lasted for 45 days. William Garbo was attached to a regiment of the Army's Dixie...
[Annotator's Note: Donald Beeghly served in the Army as a pointer on a 90mm antiaircraft gun in the 142nd and 143rd...
Delano Brister’s grandfather had a barn on his property that was used once during a military training operation by a...
Hans Courant was assigned to a group working on electronics at Los Alamos. He worked in that capacity for the next two...
Richard Scheerer never wrote any of his men after he was wounded and sent home and none of his men wrote him. He did...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with Vernon Leopold describing some of the men he served with in the I...
At the time Rosemary Elfer's two brothers and a sister were serving in the military. Her brother Edward fought on Wake...
Jack Barnes returned to the United States for 30 days after he left Europe following Germany's surrender. Following his...
Joy Skelton had unidentifiable nightmares during 9-11 [Annotator's Note: the terrorist attacks on the United States on...
At the first prisoner of war camp, Pearson Riddle had to work hauling earth and material in a giant cart. Riddle did...

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