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James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
Abe Milkis was deployed initially to Reading, England after leaving his training in the United States. It was quite an...
Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...
Lester Hull was born in Hartford, Connecticut in April 1920. He remembers the Great Depression well. Hull's father was...
John M. Roberts and his unit [Annotator's Note: Battery C, 592nd Field Artillery Battalion, 106th Infantry Division]...
Josephine Pescatore got to the evacuation hospital with nothing but a small handbag. She had no supplies like a mess...
From California they went to Kwajalein. There, Wendall Woodall tried to talk his radar operator into trying some...
William Dabney did not have to take a test to be in the barrage balloon battalion. The instruction was cut and dry and...
James McEnery was sent to a naval base in Norfolk, Virginia. While he was in Norfolk a national state of emergency was...
Walter Broll sailed north of Iceland on his first convoy. The ship zig-zagged over the course of the voyage. He did...
One day, Jack Yusen heard his name called and he was ordered to report to the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413). Yusen and...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Monty Joe Boitnott was supposed to deploy to Scotland on the Mariposa but the ship caught on fire while it was being...
Charles Murray is a retired US Army Colonel. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1921. His mother was from Maryland....
Woody Woodall [Annotator's Note: Wendall Woodall] was born in March 1925 in Webster City, Iowa. They were so poor that...
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown was born in Washington D.C. and lived there for the first 17 years of his life. Washington D.C. was...
James Salerno stayed in San Diego for about four or five months. From there they went to Pearl Harbor where they saw...
The first chance William Lansford and the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion had [Annotator's Note: to fight the Japanese] was...
Upon reaching his 18th birthday in October, 1943, Warren Schmitt volunteered for the Army Air Corps. During his initial...
Having completed basic training in the Army Air Forces, Teddy Kirkpatrick was sent to aircraft mechanics school in...
After PT boat training at Melville, Rhode Island, Charles Littig went to new construction at Jacksonville for Huckins...
Thomas Murphy graduated from high school on 6 June 1944 and was inducted into the military two days later. He took his...
William Garbo was born in 1924 in Laurel, Mississippi. He was in high school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor....
At about nine that night, the captain told William Curtis and the rest of the crew to put their gas gear on and they...
Louis Conter arrived in San Francisco after his voyage from Hawaii. He took a train trip to Pensacola, Florida during...
After eight weeks of boot camp, James Goodrich was sent to Camp Elliot. Camp Pendleton was not around at that time....
Lawrence Yatsu went to Fort Meade, Maryland when he left Camp Blanding. From there they went overseas on a troopship....
John W. Towle was assigned to the 448th Bomb Group while in Washington. He still belongs to a veterans group and...
After high school, Harold Whitaker was bumming around and getting trouble until his mother and a family friend...
James Gulotta was sent to New Caledonia. New Caledonia was a French possession which was used a staging area for new...
Gerard Halpern graduated from high school in May or June of 1943. He applied to City College and started classes there...
Philip Schweitzer served as a combat medic with the 11th Airborne Division. Schweitzer was born and raised in Brooklyn...
Robert Dale Rosendahl was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota in April 1921 and grew up in a small agricultural town....
Roland Chaisson volunteered for the Army when he was 17. He didn't like the Navy and the Marine Corps sounded too tough...
Edmund Durocher was born in Manhattan and moved to Queens when he was eight years old. He graduated from high school in...
Charles Womack was born in October 1922 and grew up in McComb, Mississippi. His parents were divorced and his father...

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