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[Annotator's Note: Floyd Horne enlisted in the Army Air Forces at Chanute Field in Champaign County, Illinois in July...
Alton Barnes loves the United States and its freedoms. Freedom is the most important thing in this country. He decided...
Robert Leroy Shirkey and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 158th Regimental Combat Team] began...
Robert Leroy Shirkey was selected to join the Alamo Scouts [Annotator's Note: 6th Army Special Reconnaissance Unit] in...
As Stanley Wolczyk departed the United States, he had no idea of his destination. The troops thought that they were...
Having survived the sinking of USS Arizona (BB-39) and the subsequent treatment for his burn injuries, Lauren Bruner...
[Annotator's Note: Alfred Taddeo served in the Navy as a fighter pilot aboard the USS Nassau (CVE-16) in the Aleutian...
Robert Barnett went to radio training for six weeks and then went to Fort Pierce [Annotator's Note: Fort Pierce,...
Kenneth F. Thomas's unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 322nd Medical Battalion, 97th Infantry Division] was sent to...
[Annotator's Note: Chimes can be heard in the background throughout this clip.] Vernon Henry Moret says that being in...
The housing at Henry Sherman Fouts' base was very primitive. He slept on a canvas cot and had only a couple of blankets...
John Morrow was born in April 1924 in Marksville, Louisiana. It is a small town and he knew almost everyone in town. He...
Peter Hirschmann and his Jewish family were an accepted part of the German population prior to Hitler's [Annotator's...
Felix Polito participated in the Battle at Anzio. The 101st went in and had 165 men but only 5 or 6 survived. They were...
Bernard Baker went to Anzio [Annotator's Note: Anzio, Italy] and remained there for about three weeks. It was a...
Floyd Dumas believes that they could have taken Rome if they had not been stopped. They were ordered to dig in and...
William Lansford continued training while he was in Hawaii waiting for the Raiders who had carried out the raid on...
On 7 December 1941, Benjamin Albert Glusing was at Camp Bowie [Annotator’s Note: in Brownwood, Texas] without an...
Calvin Elliott decided he wanted to try and be an airplane pilot. He was fascinated by the B-25s [Annotator's Note:...
James Fitzmorris did not have much college education when he enlisted. He was studying business but wanted to be a...
Robert Villars received his boot camp training in San Diego. He nearly got into trouble for pilfering a lemon pie...
After enlisting in the Army Air Corps, Frank Dolsen was sent to Jefferson Barrack in St. Louis, Missouri [Annotator's...
Alfred Pierse Murphy and his brother were sent to Maxwell Field [Annotator's Note: now Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base...
[Annotator's Note: John Paul enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942 and was called to active duty in February 1943.]...
Richard Baile was given a rigid physical which was going well until they gave him the color blind test again. This time...
James Fitzmorris was inducted into the Army in New Orleans, Louisiana and sent to Camp Beauregard [Annotator's Note: in...
Robert Max transferred to Ohio University for his sophomore year of college because the commute was easier and the...
Stanley Jack Birnbaum fought the war that was considered a "popular war" because it was necessary. He was a tall,...
Before the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: that Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941],...
In November 1944, Anna McCalla Noren received orders to report to the 304th General Hospital at Fort Knox, Kentucky....
James "Jim" Geisler was born and raised in Pittsburgh [Annotator's Note: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]. He was 18 years old...
Leo Terrebonne was sent to Fort Crockett near Galveston, Texas for seven weeks of basic training, after which he was a...
Robert Harvey Heinly reported to New Cumberland, Pennsylvania on 13 March [Annotator's Note: 13 March 1943]. Once there...
Helen Gagel was sent to Texas to an Army Hospital at Fort Brooke, Texas. She was sent from there to Chickasha, Oklahoma...
Cecil K. Bell was sent to Fort Sill [Annotator's Note: in Lawton, Oklahoma] for his basic training and then to Camp...
After Marshall Burnett's induction at Camp Shelby [Annotator's Notes: Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi], he...

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