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The Red Ball Express hauled the troops around and it was almost completely made of black drivers. When they got ready...
Leo William Schmittgens trained with a M1 rifle [Annotator's Note: .30 caliber M1 semi-automatic rifle, also known as...
Richard Jaccarino cited the dedication of his platoon leader, mentioning that the man had been wounded earlier on Leyte...
[Annotator's Note: Wilhelm Gehlen was a boy growing up in Viersen, Germany during World War 2.] Wilhelm Gehlen's father...
Wallace Hurley contracted pneumonia during the Battle of the Bulge. He was in the hospital for four days. Following his...
Lewis Guidry crossed the Rhine River near the Remagen Bridge [Annotator's Note: the Ludendorff Bridge in the city of...
Vincent Losada was commissioned as a flight officer after he received all his training. He was sent to Drew Air Force...
After the Germans surrendered, Seymour Mermelstein was part of rounding them up to send back to Germany. [Annotator's...
Sidney Philips remembers someone being perfect. He was handsome, young, and the girls loved him. Phillips tells...
One of the guys in the group with Dominic Martello went and got a scalp from one of the Germans that crashed in the...
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...
Lester Hecht's wife [Annotator's Note: Lillian] did not mind moving back in with her parents, when Hecht went to war....
Some weeks after Monroe Scherer arrived in Korea, some of the older members went back to the United States. Scherer...
Once the United States entered World War 2, Adelaide Benjamin followed the progress of the war in a number of ways but...
It was not Henry Armstrong's first time in combat [Annotator's Note: when his Battery B, 607th Field Artillery...
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...
Walter Bowsher felt the commander of the prison camp at Wusong was the worst person he met. He was named Ishihara [...
Adolph Wilson and the 5th Marine Division assaulted Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note: on 19 February 1945]. The island was...
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...
Harold Joslin and his fellow prisoners of war tried to keep their humor up. There was a Japanese guard who marched them...
During the war, Aaron Baumgarten worried less about meeting up with the Japanese than he was of coming to a bad end...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Yusen served in the Navy as a gunner aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413).] From there...
George Colburn shipped out on the USS Rochambeau (AP-63), which was the same ship that Jack Kennedy [Annotator’s Note:...
Melvin Munch corresponded with his future wife back home while he was on Okinawa. The letters had to be reviewed by...
While he was stationed at Camp Maui, situated on an extinct volcano, Steve McMurray said some of the units trained on...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
The war in the Pacific was still raging when Mickey Montalbano shipped out on the USS Jason (AR-8). He stopped in...
All through his service, Thomas Payn corresponded with his family, but he couldn't say too much about his activities....
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer switches to Jay Christopher Atkins who asks Robert Mayes how it felt to have two...
Although Dominick Sgobbo was not the soldier with the longest tenure, he became a squad leader because he was the best...
In December 1942, Frank H. O'Leary was on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands] when his platoon...
Linda Hope thanks God for the amazing secretary employed by her dad during the war [Annotator’s Note: Linda Hope is the...

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