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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...
Edward E. Boyles recalled his various sleeping quarters when traveling overseas. When he was shipped out to Hawaii for...
Frank Golemi was sent to the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center [Annotator's Note: Now Lackland Air Force Base, a part...
[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...
Russell Clay was aboard the USS Helena (CL-50) when it departed California for Hawaii. She spent ten months there...
Everett Hyland was on the radio gang on the Memphis [Annotator's Note: USS Memphis (CL-13)]. They picked up 200...
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...
After a successful operation on Kwajalein [Annotator's Note: Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands], Edward E. Boyles...
William Ebersole went to a staging area in Tallahassee, Florida for about a month after finishing his pilot training....
Jack Skaggs was assigned to L Battery on Wilkes Island in the Wake Island atoll. The battery had an old 5 inch 51 gun [...
Theodore Finkbeiner returned to Europe after being on leave. He carried bottles of whiskey with him to provide to his...
Vincent Pale would not do anything different if he had to do it all over again. After the war, Germany became America's...
Clarence Derrington was to deploy to France [Annotator's Note: with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 310th Infantry Regiment,...
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...
While serving in the US Merchant Marine, Clifton Trahan signed up for the ATS [Annotator's Note: Army Transport Service...
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
Photograph. Three civilians pushing a heavily laden cart down a country road. Europe. No date

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