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George Peto was born in Akron, Ohio in 1922. He grew up in the Portage Lakes area near Akron on an old farm during the...
Sterling Cale was sent to Korea near Pusan while the rest of the transferred troops went to Sasebo, Japan. He was with...
During the overseas voyage Frank Mancuso was in charge of checking the tie downs, therefore he had privileged access to...
Richard Higgins occasionally wants to forget what he has seen. Higgins remembers being on Cape Gloucester hiding behind...
The experience of seeing the kids wanting American candy, and the subsequent revelation of the ship that had passed...
James Nerison learned how to handle the boat [Annotator's Note: PT boat], fix the engine, and operate the radio...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard the submarine USS Sea Dragon.]...
From Oceana, Virginia, Lloyd Duncan and VT-3 [Annotator's Note: Torpedo Squadron 3] flew patrols looking for German...
Walter Halloran went to the area of North Carolina where he participated in the largest maneuvers ever held by the...
[Annotator's Note: James Allen served in the Navy as a Fireman 2nd Class in the submarine service and was aboard the...
Delano Brister knew that the planning headquarters for Colonel Eisenhower [Annotator’s Note: Colonel Dwight D....
Richard Witaker volunteered for the United States Marine Corps because he was impressed by his friends who had done so...
Raymond VanDuzer was trained as a medic. A captain, who was a doctor, taught them how to administer morphine, bandage...
Murray Glass was drafted and sent to the Fort Dix, New Jersey reception center for a few weeks. He then went to the...
Roy Uthes grew up in Detroit, Michigan. His father was a policeman. Uthes had brothers who were also in the service. He...
Glenn Frazier met a large sergeant when he arrived in Camp Shelby. Some of the new recruits were destined for Hawaii....
Fred Hirsekorn was drafted in early 1943. After induction at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas he was sent to Camp Campbell,...
[Annotator's Note: Charles Radford served in the Army as an infantryman in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 133rd Infantry...
Jack Houston had three reasons for enlisting. The first was patriotism. The second was that all of his friends were...
Melvin Munch had a 15 day leave following his basic training in the United States Navy. It took four days each way for...
Philip Schweitzer's first time away from home was his trip to basic training. Schweitzer thinks that at the time, the...
In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Ira Schilling was sent to Camp Elliot, California where he joined Company L...
George Morgan left Fort Pierce after a month and a half along with two dozen other men. [Annotator’s Note: Fort...
James Livaudais entered the service in March 1942. His division was to be the Sergeant York Division. The decision...
Richard Boyd joined his company [Annotator's Note: Company B, 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion] as a replacement in...
Before going to China, John Alison was sent to England to observe how the air war over England was progressing. Small...
After boot camp, Richard Nummer returned home for only one day before he returned to San Diego. Some trainees went AWOL...
Within a week, shipping instructions were posted and George Griffenhagen's name was on the list. They shipped out in...
Robert Hammond had to deal with his own health when he was on leave in Philadelphia. He had an appendectomy, and while...
They went aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth in New York. The ship was full. Some of the men had been waiting aboard for a...
After he joined Company B, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Hugh Colbert...
Basil Woolf was ordered to wear tropical gear for deployment. He boarded the Queen Elizabeth in Scotland and five days...
After training in Texas, Joseph Medicine Crow went to Camp McCoy near New York, New York for embarkation to Europe. He...
After completing 17 weeks of infantry basic training, Tokuji Yoshihashi was sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After two...
Raymond VanDuzer shipped out for England aboard a former luxury liner. There were no available troopships so these...
The trip overseas for Richard Witaker was difficult because so many of his fellow Marines got seasick on the 31 day...

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