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Frank Mancuso next went to Bessence [Annotators Note: unsure of spelling], France where his commanding officer gave him...
Carl Peterson doesn't know how the war changed him. He has his own views on how things should be. His wife gets on him...
Lucien Laborde was a regimental adjutant in the 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division when he landed in...
Richard O'Kane [Annotator's Note: US Navy Rear Admiral Richard H. "Dick" O'Kane] gave William Leibold a nice 35mm...
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...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
When William Lansford and the other members of the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion were in New Zealand he was walking down...
On the night of the 13 June [Annotator's Note: 13 June 1944], Edward Shames was called by a runner to see Colonel Sink...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The German rifle...
Lowell Hughes went from Salerno to Naples, Italy. He did not get any leave for a long time. The landing at Salerno was...
After dropping his bomb, Sumner Whitten turned to get away from the Haruna's [Annotator's Note: Imperial Japanese Navy...
Robert Liles was awarded a number of decorations. He was awarded the Silver Star for the mission during which he and...
Edmund Durocher spent three months on Pavuvu. The Marine brass cut the division [Annotator's Note: the 1st Marine...
To William Lansford, all campaigns had goofy things happen. The first time he went out by himself he had been warned of...
Leroy Fadem and the USS Stevens (DD-479) were part of the invasion force attacking Guam [Annotator's Note: in July 1944...
[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,...
Joseph Medicine Crow's grandfather, White Man Runs Him, met Theodore Roosevelt. The Crow nation felt comfortable in...
Walter Ehlers rejoined his unit [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry...
While approaching Wana Draw on Okinawa, George Peto noticed some movement in the brush off to his left. He realized...
Henry Muller was present for the arrival of General Douglas MacArthur at Atsugi field, Japan, 30 August 1945. The...
Monty Joe Boitnott loaded transports with over 250,000 prisoners. Some of the prisoners were kept in North Africa for...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Dietzel served in the USAAF as a copilot on Boeing B-29 Superfortress very heavy bombers in the...
When the Battle of the Tenaru River ended, Lieutenant Port recommended Frank Stewart for the Navy Cross but the captain...
John Nicholas experienced Japanese suicide attacks on his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Gayety (AM-239)]. A wooden...
Guy Stern returned to the United States in November 1945. A French count recommended him for a decoration by France....
[Annotator's Note: Charles Murray served as a platoon commander, then company commander, in Company C, 1st Battalion,...
Helen Gagel had no lasting effects from the war. Her most memorable experience was when she was going into actual war....
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Seadragon. Killam had reported aboard...
Each campaign that Richard Scholl took part in in the Philippines took about two weeks to clear out completely. The...
The Japanese captors held the prisoners' mail and Red Cross packages until the war was over, and Ralph Griffith didn't...
Stewart Bass served aboard an Essex class aircraft carrier. [Annotator's Note: Bass served as a Grumman TBM Avenger...
Donald Scholle was responsible on his submarine [Annotator's Note: USS Spadefish (SS-411)] for manning the conning...

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