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Robert Payne went to one concentration camp and it was as has been described. He never saw any Americans who had been...
Paris Tognoli made the invasion on Cebu [Annotator's Note: 26 March 1945, Cebu Island, Philippines, part of the Battle...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Kissam was serving in the US Marine Corps as a navigator on cargo planes in China after the...
Raymond Hayes got word of the war ending before he left San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California] for Pearl [...
Robert Brant wanted to be transferred to new duties on an escort ship going to the Philippines after spending 11 months...
George Wesley McGee's service means more to him today than it did when he was first discharged. At the time, he just...
Since Alfred Dearman did not participate in World War 2, his most memorable experience was being at Sugamo Prison [...
After the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944 to 25...
Not much during combat stands out for Alan Moskin. Once in a while near the end, he would get R...
Vernon Cummings' first battle station [Annotator's Note: aboard USS Indiana (BB-58)] was below deck in the powder room...
In France, J.M. "Jimmy" Fried, Jr. entered his first combat action [Annotator's Note: with the 28th Infantry Division...
From Zweibrucken [Annotator's Note: Zweibrucken, Germany], Robert Whelan's outfit [Annotator's Note: Company A, 59th...
William McCool and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry...
After landing in LeHarvre, France, Royce Jarrell got his introduction to combat at Saarlautern, Germany. By then he was...
Paul Wilson joined the 17th Airborne [Annotator's Note: Company A, 193rd Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne...
When he reached the front, Herb McClure was placed in a 60mm mortar squad. The ground was frozen so the soldiers couldn...
You had to have 85 points [Annotator's Note: a point system was devised based on a number of factors that determined...
Kenneth Raymond Goodwin finished his part of the history [Annotator's Note: of 185th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry...
After Joseph Medicine Crow had spent time in Italy, he returned to southern Germany then went to Poland. It was there...
After the war was over, Matthew A. Reluga and his men [Annotator's Note: in Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 358th...
John Rogers found dug in tanks that were dispersed throughout [Annotator's Note: throughout Germany]. One time, they...
Once William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, he resumed command of his machine gun...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
Roy H. Matsumoto saw the city of Hiroshima [Annotator's Note: Hiroshima, Japan] after the war. It was flattened and...
Roy H. Matsumoto returned to the United States and decided to stay in the Army. He extended his term of service only to...
Milton Muelder had been stationed in London, England until the Allied troops moved into France, after which he was...
Wallace Yip, Sr. was in basic training at Camp Claiborne [Annotator's Note: Camp Claiborne, Rapides Parish, Louisiana...
Herbert W. Ridyard performed guard duty at a bakery at Mettmann, Germany after the war. This duty consisted of two...
William Epperson saw the concentration camp at Dachau while he was stationed in Munich. The first attempt had been...
John Laborde was in Yokohama, Japan for the surrender of the Japanese. His group was told the Japanese were going to...
George A. Damiano had issues with a new commanding officer [Annotator's while serving on occupation duty in Korea with...
Alan Moskin always says he is one of the lucky ones. He got emotional some time ago speaking and some of the guilt...
James Jordan deployed overseas right after OCS [Annotator's Note: officer candidate school] at the end of 1945 or first...
Schuyler Lininger was sent to the Pacific in August 1945. He was part of the replacement troops coming in for the...
F.M. Richard Simons was a disc jockey for a while and then had enough points [Annotator's Note: a point system was...
Angelo Ciotta was shot in the leg and evacuated to an Army hospital in Guam. He spent ten days there and then went to...

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