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James Livaudais remembers some of the men in his company who were not exactly the best soldiers. One was named James...
Malcolm Johnson was a civilian contractor working on Wilkes Island when the Japanese attacked Wake Island. He...
[Annotator's Note: Leslie Cruise continuously refers to a book that he has on his lap.] Leslie Cruise remarks that...
In Warrenpoint, Ireland, Holly Reynolds always had more than one date. Reynolds saw a show in Washington DC called Back...
Monpat was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He went to E.D. White High School for one year then quit and went...
They [Annotator's Note: the Japanese] let some of the Red Cross packages go to pot. They would put them in store house...
James Smith watched the battle [Annotators Note: the battle of Gavutu] from Tulagi. [Annotators Note: Smith gets off...
Jack feels that World War II is important enough that they shouldn't take it out of the history books. He felt it was...
At Ft. Benning, Bell ended up training with the 79th Infantry Division. As an officer, Bell remembers going through...
Giles Bacon remained at Merritt Island for five months before transferring to Quantico, Virginia. He then transferred...
Galloway lost his radio at one point and had to join up with another radio operator. Galloway recalls one afternoon...
After leaving the aid station [Annotator’s Note: near Chambois, France on August 20, 1944] Hawk was looked at by...
The Germans would use flares at night and drop them over the American convoy. At night this would illuminate the fleet...
Galloway was able to write back home which was nice. Galloway's parents found out that he was in a POW camp because of...
Richard Duchossois and his company were set up on the south eastern tip of the Bulge [Annotators Note: during the The...
Baynham recalls writing a couple of postcards per month. His folks wrote a lot but he only received a couple of letters...
They had a couple of rainy days in April [Annotator's Note: April 1945] but the rains got heavy after Lazarick left. He...
Richard Greer was in the hospital when John Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor. Greer was supposed to have been in...
Leo Terrebonne was assigned to the 1302nd Engineer General Service Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company C, and he endured a...
At the end of January [Annotator's Note: January 1945] in Leyte Gulf, Frederick Grun had his first experience with...
Sam L. Miller reported aboard the USS Edgecombe (APA-164) in San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California...
After completing basic training in New York [Annotator's Note: New York, New York] and more training in Memphis,...
George Mouton's oldest brother was drafted. The second oldest brother was in submarines. The third brother was in the...
Battle Malone Barksdale was the operations officer for his group [Annotator's Note: the 635th Field Artillery Battalion...
In Europe, they said the Americans were happy-go-lucky all the time and they were. There was a saying, "some people...
Joseph Haines wrote home. The letters were censored. He could not say more than he was doing fine. [Annotator's Note:...
During Elizabeth Lautzenheiser Irvine's early days in the internment camp [Annotator's Note: Santo Tomas Internment...
Bernard Baker boarded a LST [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship, Tank] and landed in Saint-Tropez, France, on 15 August...
Edward G. Willette was in Verviers, Belgium, and wrote home quite often. One of his letters described how, when the...
John DuBose reached his new ship [Annotator's Note: the SS Bostonian] and was immediately given lifeboat training. He...
Seymour "Sy" Lichtenfeld and his fellow prisoners reached Mühlberg [Annotator's Note: Mühlberg, Germany] and Stalag IV-...
John Sacks was in a camp [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft I in Barth, Germany] with four compounds that housed about 9,...
Glen Jostad thought life at Stalag VI was much better than Stalag IV. [Annotator's Note: Jostad was initially held at...
Roy H. Matsumoto returned to the United States and served five years in each of two separate locations. He had a good...
After surviving the sinking of his troopship, [Annotator’s Note: the SS Léopoldville] George Reitmeier was sent to the...
Alvin Barnes had coincidental meetings with a childhood friend during the war. He had a friend named Paul [Annotator's...

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