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Once while Frank Mancuso was out with his friends, they began talking about how bad things were getting in Germany,...
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. was always a thinker and he designed a way to make things easier for his men when marching....
The time came when Anthony Acevedo had to leave home and join the Army. The American Embassy kept close tabs on them [...
After his furlough, James Goodrich was told to report to Camp Pendleton. At the time Goodrich did not know what or...
Harley Reynolds learned immediately on the Queen Mary that they were headed for England because the crew passed along...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army with Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] They went abord the...
Robert L. Williams' buddy Joseph Slosarczyk was in charge of the pigeons. In England, Joe was tasked with throwing...
The men of the 506th [Annotator's Note: 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division] were sent to...
Keith Renstrom notes that one of the hardest things for a Marine, or anybody, is to see your first American blood [...
Benjamin Carson and the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion left San Diego and headed to Pearl Harbor aboard the USS J....
William Lansford and the other Marine Raider recruits were taken to Jacques Farm where they began their training. The...
Donald Dean went to Farragut, Idaho for boot camp then to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for fire control school where he...
Moses Hogan's basic training was in Norfolk, Virginia, and he shipped out from San Diego, California. He was assigned...
Harold Bergbower completed high school then entered the service at age 19. He was 21 years old when Pearl Harbor was...
Once Utah Beach was secured, Jack Gutman returned to England with the evacuees, and wound up in the officers' ward. His...
Having completed multi-engined flight training as an Army Air Force pilot, Alonzo Emerson reported to Greenville, South...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Addison served in the US Marine Corps as a mortar man in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]...
Robert Kelso went to Vietnam as an advisor but was called to Saigon to run the Armed Forces Radio when it was learned...
Donelson Houseman got a ten day leave and went home. After reporting back, he was assigned to Fort Fisher, North...
John Witmeyer was sent to Camp Pickett, Virginia where roll was called and men were assigned to various outfits. When...
Hugh Colbert's platoon sergeant was a man name Charles Hruby who was very good with the men and almost seemed like the...
Roy Boreen spent a year and a half as part of the USS Oklahoma's (BB-37) 3rd Division Deck Force. Every Friday was...
Donald Wilson took the train across country from San Francisco to Quincy, Massachusetts to report aboard the cruiser...
Walter Halloran packed up and left his family to serve his first tour of duty in Vietnam. He was not alone in pondering...
Carl Caffarel was at Columbia University in New York, taking final exams [Annotator's Note: which were abandoned], when...
Frank Maresca shipped out from the 54th Street Pier in Brooklyn aboard His Majesty's Ship Franconia, a converted luxury...
William Leo Spaetgens and his Navy crewmates aboard the Liberty Ship SS Leslie M. Shaw (MC-0440) were all new to the...
Jack Skaggs was assigned to L Battery on Wilkes Island in the Wake Island atoll. The battery had an old 5 inch 51 gun [...
Vincent Pale would not do anything different if he had to do it all over again. After the war, Germany became America's...
William Pierce was assigned to Weapons Company, 29th Regiment [Annotator's Note: Weapons Company, 29th Marine Regiment...
James Goodrich and his buddy dug a foxhole. His buddy put a big branch across the top of the hole. Later that night...
Photograph. Battery A officers from the 669th Field Artillery Battalion, 223rd Field Artillery Group. Oahu, Hawaii. 1945
Photograph, Unit photograph of Battery A of the 669th Field Artillery Battalion, 223rd Field Artillery Group. Personal...
Photograph. Manila legislative building damaged from bombing. Personal caption on photo front: "Legislative bldg. after...
Photograph. Front of a military wrecker parked in a military base. Location unknown. No date
Photograph. Three American servicemen standing at attention while an officer pins them. Location unknown. No date

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