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Enrique Cervantes was offered a promotion to continue his service in the United States Air Force, but by the time he...
Jeannine Burk [Annotator's Note: nee Jeannine Rafalowicz] was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1939. Her parents had two...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax returned to Hawaii, took advantage of the GI Bill and went to school. After he got home he...
Donald Long did not know what to make of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Hawaii. [Annotator's Note: The Japanese attack...
Henry A. Tacket and his boat, the USS PC-600 [Annotator's Note: a patrol craft] were assigned duty as escort for a...
Kenneth Marshall's first overseas destination was Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. He had no idea where he was. Early on,...
John Curtis Spencer said the USS Maryland (BB-46) was inboard of the USS Oklahoma (BB-37), and because the Oklahoma...
Blanche Gangwere went to Bad Neuenahr, Germany on the Danube River near Cologne. She always wanted to make it to Bonn...
John A. McCarthy was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His family moved to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He was...
Theodore Wessen had the support of his mother when he joined the Navy. There were two siblings still at home with her....
John Pogue was a capable typist when he entered the Army. He was told that with his ability to type 70 words per minute...
Baptiste Puissegur was a staff car driver during the war. He liked the officers he served with. He enjoyed the duty...
Calvin Moret and the Tuskegee Airmen helped break down racial barriers. They did not realize at the time that they were...
Reva Kibort and other inmates were gathered up again and put into boxcars [Annotator's Note: the inmates were forced to...
Reva Kibort joined her two sisters who went to a DP [Annotator's Note: displaced person] camp near Munich called...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Vicksburg (CL-86)] went to the Philippines because it was stricken...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
Dr. Hans Courant was born in 1924 in Göttingen, Germany and lived there until he was nine. He had one bother and two...
Troy Earl Edwards and his twin sister were born in November 1925 in Scott, Arkansas. His younger sister was born two...
Robert Riddle was born in Gainesville, Texas in May 1924. When he was three years old his father bought a farm and...
Kenneth Marshall was born in December 1926 in Grand Island, Nebraska, one of four siblings. His father, a hardworking...
Alois Kopp was born on a farm in May 1918 near Raleigh in Grant County, North Dakota. Times were good right after World...
Donald Witmer was born an only child in September 1924 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His mother died when he was 18...
Dossie East was born in February 1921 in Odon, Indiana. He was raised in Bedford, Indiana the third of four siblings....
Keith Renstrom joined the Marine Corps on 13 June 1940. He went through boot camp in San Diego. He was raised on a farm...
Avon is 60 miles south of Mitchell, South Dakota. George McGovern spent the first three years of his life in Avon. He...
Roy Johnston was born in Emma, Louisiana and grew up in various settlements in the northwest of the state. His father...
Douglas Harper, one of three sons, grew up in Tri-City Beach, east of Baytown, Texas and south of Cedar Bayou, Texas....
John E. Johnson was born in Houston, Mississippi in December 1926, and lived there until he was six years old. During...
John E. Johnson said he got along with everybody on his ship. He reluctantly exposed the fact that the USS Liddle (ADP-...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
Jack Leaming arrived in Tokyo after the Japanese surrender and was put aboard a hospital ship. They were stripped naked...
At 16, Charles Davis was one of 1,200 men, including his brother, a Marine, who boarded the USS Helena (CL-50) on New...
Francis Higgins recalls the story of how Philippine mahogany wood was secured to build the PT boats. He [Annotator's...

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