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Eugene DiSabatino worked with Dick Ashworth. [Annotator's Note: US Navy Vice Admiral Fredrick "Dick" Ashworth...
Arthur Davis was born in March 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Tulane University, he was an...
Erwin Blonder was trained as a Forward Observer. He began his military career in 1939. He was required to complete ROTC...
Dave Severance was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in July 1919. His family moved to Colorado when he was very young. He...
At the time Rosemary Elfer's two brothers and a sister were serving in the military. Her brother Edward fought on Wake...
Sterling Mace and the Marines that accompanied him from San Diego stayed in Camp Saint Louis on New Caledonia for five...
Robert Templet was on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese bombed Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands [Annotator's...
Lydia Smith Grant was born in Bath, Maine. Her grandfather was a banker as was her father. Her stepfather was in the...
Henry Malec felt the BAR [Annotator's Note: Browning Automatic Weapon] was heavy at ten pounds. He took the bipod off...
Dave Severance joined the Marine Corps in October 1938 at the age of 19. He was on liberty in Los Angeles when he first...
When the USS Foote (DD-511) got to Pearl Harbor, Wilbur Rogers remembered they stripped the 20mm off its fan tail and...
Ed Rendelman stayed in the Army after the war. After being wounded, he was sent to a hospital in Bristol, England. It...
John LeBure knew that work was being reduced so he left the company [Annotator's Note: Higgins Industries in New...
Billy Michal's paternal grandfather worked his way up the ladder in the local lumber business [Annotator's Note: in...
Lily Sawada and her husband devoted their lives to the church as missionaries. She did not know her future husband...
[Annotator's Note: James Siracuse served in the USAAF as an A-20 pilot in the 669th Bombardment Squadron, 416th...
Dick Schlink was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After graduating high school, he began working for General...
Walter Nelson went into the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. It was just about the same time that...
William Pena was born in Laredo, Texas and attended a Catholic middle school and public high school. He was the editor...
Earl James Erion grew up in Waubun, Minnesota. He was a high school student and young farm boy before he went into the...
After landing in Glasgow, Scotland, Arthur Seltzer took a train down to a town near Liverpool called Congleton Cheshire...
Dale LeBlanc joined his unit [Annotator's Note: 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division] on Guadalcanal in August...
Nolan Ruiz was born in August 1924 near Donaldsonville, Louisiana. His father died when he was four years old and his...
Robert Judd was born in September 1920 in Oak Park, Illinois. The third of four children, he had twin older brothers...
Anthony Costa enjoyed it [Annotator's Note: his prewar service in the United States Marine Corps] because he was able...
Burnia Martin grew up in Bogalusa, Louisiana where the major industry was the local sawmill. He has fond memories of...
Paul Amrod observed that the Koreans were never fighters. He thought General John Hodge did his best to warn the...
Robert Liles made captain in 1942. In 1943 he was given command of the 16th Fighter Squadron. Before taking over the...
Charles Littig returned to the United States after his posting to Pearl Harbor and Midway. He learned that he was to be...
After Charles Littig reached Pearl Harbor, his boat was unloaded. [Annotator's Note: At this time, Littig was the...
[Annotator's Note: Emil Schoonejans served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Burrfish (SS-312), and was rated a...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
Dr. Roscoe Brown feels that Washington D.C. was an ambivalent city when it came to race. When they got to Virginia they...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army with Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] Ranger training was hard....
In Iceland, Keith Renstrom took and passed the test for corporal. When he got back to San Diego, he took the test for...
Charles Radford was at Camp Claiborne [Annotator's Note: in Louisiana] in the 166th [Annotator's Note: 166th Infantry...

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