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Robert Kelso was born in Bristow, Oklahoma. He lived up on a farm owned by his grandparents. A few years after he was...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
[Annotators Note: The interview begins with Guarnere and the interviewer talking about previous interviews Guarnere has...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
A great deal of camaraderie had been established in the unit, especially among the guys Fred Hirsekorn had been in the...
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
Robert Walter was born in 1922 in Seneca County, Ohio. His young years prior to entering the service were spent within...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was drafted and went to Camp Blanding, Florida for 17 weeks of basic training. He was trained on...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
Joseph LaNier joined the United States Navy in February 1944. African-Americans prior to 1942 were not allowed to join...
Roy Boreen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 1920. During the Great Depression, his father worked as a cement...
Russell Hoff was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in October 1924. After a year, the family moved to Willow Grove,...
Harry Quinn entered Camp Shelby in September [Annotator’s Note: 1943] and stayed there for about a week. From there,...
Ed Rendelman’s first military assignment was in Scottsville, Illinois for a few days. He then went on to Fort Lewis,...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was born in January 1923 in Pasadena, California. He was one of five children. Times were tough for...
George Morgan told his parents about his wartime experiences. He told them about being wounded in the invasion of...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
Norman Hatch does not think of his experiences on Tarawa or Iwo Jima continuously. Rather, his experiences flood back...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
Edward Tipper was a member of a military group that received a tremendous amount of recognition. He was 18 or 19 when...
Life in Hawaii was wonderful for Lydia Grant before the war. The island was at its pristine best at that time. Grant...
Abe Milkis was born in 15 January 1924 in Philadelphia. He had one brother and one sister. His brother, Harry, was a...
David Yoho was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August 1928 and grew up in the inner city. He had two sisters....
James Livaudais was born in Jefferson Parish in Louisiana. He was one of eight children. There were six boys and two...
Francis Dymnicki was born in Yonkers, New York and lived there for ten years during the Depression until his father...
John J. Witmeyer, known all his life as JJ, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1921. He lived in only two different...
Frank Mancuso was born and raised in the 9th ward of New Orleans and attended C.J. Colton High School. His father died...
Edgar Marion Cole was born in Dallas, Texas in 1925. His parents were poor and he had to help the family financially...

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