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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...
Romus Burgin was born in Jewett, Texas and stayed there until he graduated high school in 1941. He joined the Marine...
Joe Boitnott was born Monty Joe Boitnott in April 1921 and raised in Maxwell, Iowa. Boitnott’s mother was a housekeeper...
Clayton Fisher planned to join the Army Air Corps until a friend of his joined the Navy as an aviator. Fisher applied...
Emil Schoonejans volunteered for service in the Navy. He originally wanted to go into the air force. He and a buddy...
Orville Bethard was attending Washington High School when he learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor. He enlisted in...
The Marine Raiders formed from Gerald West's old battalion, the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. The Raiders were...
Blanche Gangwere was 26 and over the minimum age of 24 when she joined the Red Cross [Annotator's Note: American Red...
Walter Broll passed through the station [Annotator's Note: the Merchant Marine training station at Sheepshead Bay in...
Allen Horton was commissioned out of midshipmen's school in Chicago, Illinois, and proceeded to Scouts and Raiders...
John Witmeyer went to enlist in the United States military the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 8...
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...
Donald Lindquist was an officer in the US Merchant Marine. After the war, he went to school for Business Administration...
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...
Henry George Joffray was born in March 1926. He grew up in Bellville, Illinois near St. Louis. He graduated from high...
Morton Brooks was born in Brooklyn, New York in January 1926. He grew up there, with younger twin siblings, the...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard the submarine USS Sea Dragon.]...
Erik Johnsen was a Cadet in the US Merchant Marine on the SS Dolly Madison. The major missions of the ship were...
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 headquarters for Colonel Eisenhower [Annotator's Note: Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower would...
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...

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