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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...
Julian Gould Brunt was a Platoon Sergeant [Annotator's Note: in the 87th Chemical Mortar Battalion] at the beginning of...
During the Battle of Surigao Strait, Mark Brannon said the USS Hutchins (DD-746) had spent almost all of its ammunition...
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...
On 18 August 1944, Frederick Grun left the United States on the HMS Empire Mace along with 200 enlisted men, a number...
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...
Oscar Culp was able to write home during the time of his military service. The cost of postage has risen sharply over...
Seymour Reitman was a platoon runner [Annotator's Note: in the weapons platoon of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 395th...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer begins this clip by asking Elfriede Clausen about the bombing of Dresden, Germany.]...
Verna White's first assignment was at Camp Pendleton [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego...
Frank Pantuso was born in November 1925 in San Antonio, Texas. He says his mother and father worked hard to support the...
Wallace McKay was born in May 1925 on a snowy morning in Brainerd, Minnesota. He grew up on a farm outside the city as...
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...
Roy Joseph Moss was born in March 1922 in West Point, Utah. His grandparents had crossed the plains in 1847 and settled...
Major L. Cohn was born in Manhattan, New York in October 1927. He grew up in Brooklyn during the difficult times of the...
William Goldsborough was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in January 1926 and grew up in the rural community of...
Paul Rothenheber was born in September 1925 in Lorsch, Germany. He left Germany when he was two years old. His parents...
Carlos V. Reed was born in December 1923 in Los Angeles, California. He was an only child. Before he was one year old,...
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...
At the end of the battle [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan], Louis R. Lepore was brought back to the beach and given a...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Arst and the interviewer discuss some of his old comrades and their current whereabouts.] One...
Howard Genrich was on a stretcher when he was loaded onto a C-47 [Annotator's Note: Douglas C-47 cargo aircraft]...
Erico J. Catalano enjoyed being in England and meeting the local people. It was very pleasant. When the infantry troops...
George Alaniz is from New Mexico. He was there when the draft started, and he decided to volunteer for the Army for one...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks the interviewee what the military nurses did for socializing during their war...
After his brother was drafted into the infantry, Donald F. Goyette was accompanied by his parents when he went off for...
James "Jim" Geisler reached England [Annotator's Note: in November 1944] and then spent time in France, Belgium and...
Luke Layton McLaurine, Jr. and the others heard the guns approaching the camp [Annotator's Note: Stalag Luft III in...

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