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Richard Keller grew up in Hahnville, Louisiana. He started first grade in 1924 and graduated in 1935. From there,...
Thomas Edgar Morgan, Sr. was assigned to the 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) and took part in the Battle of Midway....
After Parris Island, William Pierce went to Hingham, Massachusetts which housed a huge naval ammunition manufacturing...
Upon reaching his 18th birthday in October, 1943, Warren Schmitt volunteered for the Army Air Corps. During his initial...
To John Laster, gunnery school was an exercise in teamwork, and for three weeks he ate, slept and drank gunnery. He...
After leaving Scott Field [Annotator’s Note: now Scott Air Force Base, St. Clair County, Illinois], Norman Bussel was...
[Annotator's Note: Bud Loring was in London, England after being rescued in France.] Loring was asked where he wanted...
Eugene Vaadi remained in the military after he was liberated from Moosburg, Germany [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII A (...
After gunnery school Norman Bussel went back home on furlough. It was strange for him as he felt he would go and enjoy...
Once the United States entered World War 2, Adelaide Benjamin followed the progress of the war in a number of ways but...
Rosemary Fagot was born in Nicaragua. Her father was an American citizen from New Orleans and she was registered as an...
Guy Stern was in Louisiana on maneuvers about a month or less. While on maneuvers they had an MP [Annotator's Note:...
William Garbo was born in 1924 in Laurel, Mississippi. He was in high school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor....
Herbert Stern spent a lot of time in Turkey and Iran. The Turks are a tough people he feels. They are hardy and proud,...
To Jack Glass, Jig Dog [Annotator's Note: later Rear Admiral James D. Ramage] had nerves of steel. He was totally in...
Louis Conter arrived in San Francisco after his voyage from Hawaii. He took a train trip to Pensacola, Florida during...
After eight weeks of boot camp, James Goodrich was sent to Camp Elliot. Camp Pendleton was not around at that time....
After returning stateside, Adolph Wilson and a group of Marines drove from San Diego to Shreveport. They stopped at...
After high school, Harold Whitaker was bumming around and getting trouble until his mother and a family friend...
Lavenia Breaux wanted to go in the service after Pearl Harbor. She always had a dream of traveling and realized the...
Hugh L. Colbert was born in Electra, Texas in June 1925. He attended school there in the Electra public school system...
Archibald Higgins was 17 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. He did not know where the location...
Philip Schweitzer served as a combat medic with the 11th Airborne Division. Schweitzer was born and raised in Brooklyn...
Robert Dale Rosendahl was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota in April 1921 and grew up in a small agricultural town....
[Annotator's Note: Masaji Insohita served in the Army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-...
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...

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