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Eugene DiSabatino was born in 1922 in Wilmington, Delaware. He grew up and attended school there. His family owned an...
Norman Hatch graduated from high school when he was 17 years old. He grew up in both Boston, Massachusetts and...
Lois Meyer was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1920. She went to the Ursuline Academy there. She was listening to the...
Richard Higgins joined the Marine Corps in 1940. He was set on the Marine Corps from the beginning. He never considered...
Robert L. Williams was born in Covington, Kentucky in 1922 and raised in Park Hills. His life was fairly boring until...
Eugene Tarrant went to join the military when he was 18. He was in good shape, about 175 pounds. A sergeant asked him...
Robert L. Williams was amazed that he was able to find his friend Joe's grave. Williams had Joe's Army serial number...
James Salerno was born in Summit, New Jersey, in 1918. Before the war he worked as a clerk in a store. Salerno chose...
The Marine Raiders formed from Gerald West's old battalion, the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. The Raiders were...
Claude Shannahan joined the Raiders because he wasn't tall enough to be a paratrooper and because he liked the name. He...
Blanche Gangwere was 26 and over the minimum age of 24 when she joined the Red Cross [Annotator's Note: American Red...
Within a day of arriving at the submarine base James Allen was given orders to report to the USS Wahoo (SS-238). He...
George Peto was born in Akron, Ohio in 1922. He grew up in the Portage Lakes area near Akron on an old farm during the...
Edwin Henlebin went on to a secure base, where he stayed until he boarded another transport for the attack on Kiska....
Van Barfoot recalls difficult times when they landed in Southern France. He was a platoon leader and had been promoted...
It only took four days for the ship to cross the Atlantic. They landed in Boston and, after going ashore, Charles Fitts...
Donald Lindquist was an officer in the US Merchant Marine. After the war, he went to school for Business Administration...
James Nerison learned how to handle the boat [Annotator's Note: PT boat], fix the engine, and operate the radio...
Winfield Zerphey and the airplane's crew were granted liberty after flying several missions. He and a few other men...
Olen Grant was born in Benton, Arkansas on 5 April 1923. After his father returned from World War I, he moved to Benton...
Manfred Klepper adjusted easily to American life because he went to school and learned the language. His parents had a...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard the submarine USS Sea Dragon.]...
When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work was done trying to improve the living conditions. They still...
From Oceana, Virginia, Lloyd Duncan and VT-3 [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 3] flew patrols looking for German...
Eugene DiSabatino arrived at Los Alamos and discovered that it sat on top of a mountain. In order to reach the entry to...
Delano Brister witnessed the Louisiana Maneuvers in 1941. The operations took up much of central Louisiana including...
Lois Meyer's commanding officer in Arlington, Virginia was a member of the original few [Annotator's Note: the first...
Walter Halloran went to the area of North Carolina where he participated in the largest maneuvers ever held by the...
Delano Brister's grandfather had a barn on his property that was used once during a military training operation by a...
Delano Brister knew that the headquarters for Colonel Eisenhower [Annotator's Note: Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower would...
Dell Lauderdale was 18 years old and working on the family farm for his father when he decided to join the Marines [...
Roy Uthes met his wife after she had been accosted by an individual in a park. Uthes ran off the trouble maker....
After five years in Denver, Enrique Cervantes was assigned to a new mission in Wichita, Kansas. A new airbase named...
John Alison was requested to pick up a P-40 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft] and fly it to...
While Enrique Cervantes was serving as the Post Exchange officer in Denver, Colorado he had the opportunity to meet...
Erik Johnsen's training in the US Merchant Marine at Henderson Point, Mississippi was very similar to that of a raw...

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