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Harold Berkman and Company F [Annotator's Note: Company F, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry...
Jack Lengsfield says that although he thought about the moral implications of bombing cities, he had no qualms and...
Richard Witaker faced many hardships on Okinawa. Troops suffered from fatigue resulting from tension and lack of sleep...
In March 1945, Robert Gorman learned that he was a father. He received a telegram giving him the news. Everyone in his...
While serving as an officer aboard the USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE-353), John Treen would correspond with his family and...
Arnold Debrick got separated from his unit in Bastogne, Belgium and hitched a ride on a passing truck. When he got off...
Walter Bowsher had difficulties obtaining stamps. [Annotator's Note: Bowsher was the Marine postmaster in the 1st...
Gabriel Spinelli began his active duty in March 1943. His basic training took place in Sacramento at a facility that...
Angelo Ciotta was shot in the leg and evacuated to an Army hospital in Guam. He spent ten days there and then went to...
Gustave Heinecke was made a Lieutenant, and as commanding officer was in charge of taking the USS LCS(L)(3)-1 back...
Before Elmo Espree got on the ship for deployment overseas, his group of black soldiers was lined up first on the...
Frank Pantuso was born in November 1925 in San Antonio, Texas. He says his mother and father worked hard to support the...
Robert Louis Curl was born in 1925 in Warrior, Alabama. He had two brothers and one sister. All his siblings were older...
Linda Hope was born in 1939 [Annotator’s Note: She is the daughter of Bob and Dolores Hope]. She never realized the...
Major L. Cohn was born in Manhattan, New York in October 1927. He grew up in Brooklyn during the difficult times of the...
Paul Rothenheber was born in September 1925 in Lorsch, Germany. He left Germany when he was two years old. His parents...
Richard Notebaert was born in January 1920 in Rochester, New York. He was youngest of the four children of a bridge and...
Gordon Higgins was born in February 1924 in New Haven, Connecticut, one of two sons who lived with their mother and...
Robert Mayes knew the end of the war was impending when the Germans were trying to surrender to his unit [Annotator's...
Howard Genrich was on a stretcher when he was loaded onto a C-47 [Annotator's Note: Douglas C-47 cargo aircraft]...
George Alaniz is from New Mexico. He was there when the draft started, and he decided to volunteer for the Army for one...
As a radar man, Ogden Saik was trained to destroy his equipment in the presence of an officer in the event of the ship'...
Susumas Ito and his regiment [Annotator's Note: Ito was an instrument sergeant in the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion,...
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...
Eduardo Alberto Peniche Carvajal was tremendously excited in participating in D-Day. He remarks that although Utah...
Lloyd Dendy and his brother enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves. When the Korean War broke out they were called back...
Herbert Heilbrun wrote his last letter before his final mission. [Annotator's Note: A baby has been crying in the...
Irwin Stovroff and about 200 or so Jewish POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] had been separated by their German...
Murphy Burke had been gone for two years when he got his first leave in April 1945. While overseas he had stayed in...
Allen Pedersen, as First Sergeant, was responsible for running the company [Annotator's Note: Pedersen served in the...
Philip Whitman first flew in June 1943. It was very difficult for him, but he blamed his instructor. He could feel his...
Charles T. Edwards recalled that he was put on Hunter-Killer missions [Annotator's Note: anti-submarine missions...
Otis Gatewood's unit [Annotator's Note: Battery C, 3rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion, 9th Armored Division] came...
On landing in Hollandia New Guinea, Ogden Saik was impressed by the dominance of the American Navy. There were ships...
Arturo Camacho remembers going down to the docks, and coming away with a canteen full of brown sugar that had been...

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