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James Livaudais entered the service in March 1942. His division was to be the Sergeant York Division. The decision...
Wayne Pierce had no idea of what was happening with A or B Companies while he was with Sanford and the remnants of C...
Ed Rendelman and his battalion [Annotator’s Note: 2nd Battalion, 359th Regiment, 90th Infantry Division] immediately...
Charles Moore went to Bottesford which was 18 miles from Nottingham. [Annotator’s Note: Moore and the 440th Troop...
Edward Tipper was on detached service with another company in Southern England during the preparatory phase to the...
Wayne Pierce and his battalion had received orders to advance earlier in the evening in the woods adjacent to the...
[Annotator's Note: William Leibold served in the Navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate and made all five war patrols aboard...
Richard Scheerer never wrote any of his men after he was wounded and sent home and none of his men wrote him. He did...
In the months leading up to the United States' entry into the war, the country was isolationist. Fredrick Hollis was...
Charles Moore had his next major mission when he participated in the invasion of Southern France. [Annotator’s Note:...
Warren Schmitt was born on 18 March 1921 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He had a younger brother named Gene who also served in...
After boot camp, Richard Nummer returned home for only one day before he returned to San Diego. Some trainees went AWOL...
After he joined Company B, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Hugh Colbert...
Earl Tweed arrived in England and was assigned to the basic set-up of the 29th Infantry Division. He remained in...
Wayne Pierce was the Supply and Transportation Officer when his Battalion left Fort Bragg. The regiment travelled by...
Lowell Brueland arrived in England from the United States. It was interesting being there. He witnessed beautiful...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
At the time Rosemary Elfer's two brothers and a sister were serving in the military. Her brother Edward fought on Wake...
In primary training, Revis Haslett flew a P-17 [Annotator's Note: the PT-17 Stearman]. In basic training, he flew a B-...
[Annotators Note: Edgar Cole had been drafted into the US Marine Corps and was on his way to Camp Lejeune for basic...
James McEnery is a Catholic, Irish-American from Brooklyn. He considers anyone from his background who is not...
Robert Kelso's unit was sent back all at one time [Annotator’s Note: Robert Kelso served on a gun crew with the 342nd...
Calvin Moret was still a 19 year old teenager when his mother pinned his wings on him. The war in the Pacific ended...
Frederick Hollis was drafted in August 1952. He had 16 weeks of Army basic training in Fort Bliss, Texas, eight weeks...
Joseph Simpson felt like a liberator while in France and Belgium. People in Belgium today treat the American veterans...
[Annotator’s Note: The interview begins mid sentence, after the initial story Frank tells the interview begins.] Frank...
[Annotator's Note: James Siracuse served in the USAAF as an A-20 pilot in the 669th Bombardment Squadron, 416th...
[Annotator’s Note: Pena begins mid-sentence] William Pena was commissioned as an officer in the army and reported to...
Walter Nelson went into the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. It was just about the same time that...
Darold Rice was born in Flint, Michigan, in 1925. During the Great Depression, Darold’s father worked in the Chevrolet...
After landing in Glasgow, Scotland, Arthur Seltzer took a train down to a town near Liverpool called Congleton Cheshire...
Harley Reynolds and his unit disembarked from Sicily near the beach where they landed. There was a convoy on the way...
Dale LeBlanc joined his unit [Annotator's Note: 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division] on Guadalcanal in August...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone joined the US Marine Corps in July 1940. After boot camp he joined the 1st Raider...
Earl Tweed spent time in England before the invasion. His company [Annotator's Note: Company L, 3rd Battalion, 115th...
Norman Hatch received his orders to the 5th Marine Division while he was still in the United States as his...

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