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The United States came together in the Second World War, Edward Allesandro said, and he is sure that the soldiers'...
Asked if the war changed him in any way, Cleatus Lebow said it helped him have a little more faith, and mentioned that...
Edwin Joseph Borne, Jr. attempted to correspond with a female Japanese friend who had treated him well after he was...
Otis Kight had a 30 year career in the Navy. He remembers near the end of boot camp when he was given liberty [...
Warren Schmitt had negative feelings about the Japanese before and during the war. The kamikazes had no respect for...
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...
Louis Smith had trouble sleeping because of dreams of Iwo Jima, but he didn't otherwise feel he had problems getting...
Robert G. Frey has spoken more to the interviewer about the war than he has ever previously done. He was there and when...
Ralph F. Lafferty wrote to his wife during the war. While on leave [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short...
Daniel J. Lennon's father had cancer so he received special permission to see him before he died. In November 1944,...
Sergeant Carter [Annotator's Note: UNited States Marine Corps Sergeant James "Rudy" Carter] was a stickler for the...
Olen Grant spent Christmas 1943 in a prison camp. For Grant, the holidays were just like any other day. Some of the...
Lloyd Dendy went to the Russell Islands [Annotator's Note: Solomon Islands]. Pavuvu and Mbanika were coconut...
Sam Goldstein [Annotator's Note: with Company B, 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division]...
Sterling Mace and his company [Annotator's Note: Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division]...
Roy Cascio went to Texas on his way home. A pretty girl was sent in the room with you to get you to sign up for longer...
Louis J. Armentaro did not participate in the Korean War [Annotator's Note: Korean War, 25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953],...
Joseph Geary returned to the United States in June 1945. It was great to come home. He left a few letters for his...
After finishing 31 missions, James "Jim" Marshall laid around, went to the PX [Annotator's Note: post exchange], played...
Louis Hutchinson was discharged from the Navy on 16 April 1946, in Bainbridge [Annotator's Note: Bainbridge, Maryland...
Alois Kopp and his fellow POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] left Saigon on a boozy flight to Calcutta. The POWs...
Francis Dymnicki boarded a ship in England right after V-E Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in Europe Day, 8 May 1945] to...
Joyce Sherman left the service and got married. She does not think she was really any different due to the war. Maybe...
Lester Shapiro could have stayed in the service and been a Warrant Officer. He was discharged at Fort Dix [Annotator's...
When Mason Dorsey was returning to the United States, he says that if they would have said they were returning to...
Joseph P. Fulco returned to New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York], where he entered a hospital before being...
Odell Vaughn's reunion with his wife and new child was great. His boy was 21 months old when Vaughn first saw him....
After the war ended, William Edwin Howard started a newspaper. He was sent to Darmstadt, Germany for a long time. He...
Frank Biondo was not doing much after the war was over. He took a furlough [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for...
Eventually, Gilbert S. Shawn was brought to the American lines [Annotator's Note: by the Belgian Resistance or...
After graduating from Officer Candidate School, Benjamin Albert Glusing became a second lieutenant and was given orders...
Roy Stewart thinks about Iwo Jima every day [Annotator's Note: he was with the 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
During one of his breaks in Sicily, Frank Mancuso wrote a letter that was never answered. When he came back to the...
Josefine "Piepsi" Joyce was asked by John [Annotator's Note: she had met John Joyce when he was on occupation duty in...
Ejnar Christiansen spent the summer of 1940 in Jacksonville, Florida as a cadet on the Danish Merchant Marine training...
Robert "Bob" Rickel went on a mission to Anklam [Annotator's Note: Anklam, Germany with the 524th Bombardment Squadron...

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