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William Epperson received two Purple Hearts for being wounded. Epperson felt strongly that women in the service would...
While heading to the invasion of Iwo Jima, Richard Nummer's convoy of ships was joined by numerous ships at Saipan....
William Epperson was awarded the Bronze Star for his action in Soye, France [Annotator's Note: Soye-en-Septaine]....
Robert Freligh’s crewman Sam Plonski was from the Boston area, and Peter Sanchez from the Chicago area. He always flew...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
They landed at Liverpool, England then traveled from there to Tidworth. They were there for three weeks and Charles...
During the Battle of the Bulge, Norris Waddill was serving as a messenger. He came upon a sergeant he had met before...
In February [Annotators Note: 5 February 1945] Daniel Farley and the 5th Rangers got word to assemble in a certain area...
There is newsreel footage of an awards ceremony Fred Bergeron was part of that was shown in his home town while he was...
[Annotators Note: William Guarnere was a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,...
Elmo Espree's troop ship sailed from Australia for the Bay of Bengal in India. In India, Espree went through the Ganges...
The lieutenant asked John M. Roberts what he thought they should do and Roberts suggested that they surrender since...
George Peto and the men of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines had a few days of rest and got new guns then moved out...
Joseph Simpson joined the 84th Infantry Division in January 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge. He was in Company C,...
Calvin Moret and other Tuskegee Airmen were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007 in Washington by President...
Frank Maresca was born in September 1925 in Jersey City. He served in Company F, 289th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry...
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Glass served in the Navy aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) as an aviation radioman in Fighting...
[Annotator's Note: Maynard David served in the USAAF as a bombardier on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in...
After the fighting in the Paris area Franklin Denius and his unit boarded trucks and travelled north of Paris. The...
On 18 April 1945 Thomas Murphy was shot. A few days before that happened they were attacked by German infantry...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After completing boot camp he joined the 1st...
Ralph Weymouth was awarded the Navy Cross for the Battle of the Philippine Sea. He was given the award for his...
[Annotator's Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Rothacker Smith's first interrogation was not bad. At the second stop of their march, Smith and his fellow prisoners...
Frank Mancuso next went to Bessence [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling], France where his commanding officer gave him...
Richard O'Kane gave William Leibold a nice 35mm camera. O’Kane snuck it in the trunk of Leibold's car one day during a...
Fred Bergeron was 19 years old when he took part in the Battle of Midway. He did not really have any idea just how...
Thomas Murphy talks to high schools about the war. When a young girl asked him which of his medals he was the most...
[Annotators Note: Daniel Farley served in the army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The German rifle...
Robert Liles was awarded a number of decorations. He was awarded the Silver Star for the mission during which he and...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
James Livaudais flew from England to Holland on 17 September 1944. Flying at about 500 feet at 150 miles per hour,...
While approaching Wana Draw on Okinawa, George Peto noticed some movement in the brush off to his left. He realized...

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