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At that time, Ela Weissberger said, all except the very religious Jewish women were joining the Israeli Army. She was...
Jack Beverstein found the living conditions on Mindoro to be similar to Samar. The tents were livable. The men made the...
Odell Vaughn stepped on a shoebox mine and lost both his legs. Vaughn had collected mines in his barracks bag prior to...
William Rupp was trained to maintain, repair, and operate IBM machines by the Navy. He also attended night school...
Luba Keller says she was liberated by the Russians in Feldafing, Germany. The Russians came in the morning and the...
Merlin Smith made his way to Okinawa for the real McCoy [Annotator's Note: he was aboard the assault transport ship USS...
Guy Stern had landed on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, three days after the invasion [Annotator's Note: 9 June 1944,...
When that [Annotator's Note: the Higgins Marine Sales business] ended after 25 years, Francis Higgins moved to Vidalia...
After reaching England, William Laubner and other new arrivals were indoctrinated by a major at Goxhill. The Americans...
Earl Erion was at a rehabilitation camp in England after D-Day. That was prior to being sent to Glasgow for his trip...
Blanche Gangwere received a leave to go to Paris. She did not have to wear her uniform during that time. She wore...
Norman Mineta followed his father's lead following his military discharge. Mineta's father had made a career in the...
John Curtis Spencer said the USS Formoe (DE-509) was steaming up to Okinawa when the word came that the Americans had...
His mother was surprised and excited when Moses Hogan came home on leave in 1943. After 30 days Moses went back to...
Edward Stone and the USS Bumper (SS-333) were ordered to return to Pearl Harbor. The boat operated out of Pearl Harbor...
After the war, George Morgan was accepted into a college in Defiance, Ohio. During the war, many basic things had been...
After the war, Leroy Fadem's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LST-871] was in the first task group to enter Nagasaki harbor...
Major Cohn returned to the United States feeling lost and without a direction for his future. He was discharged in San...
Henry Malec did not have sufficient points to return home immediately after the war ended. He was subject to being...
William B. Hughes drove trucks after the war. He was proud of his safe driving record. His brother was in the Battle of...
Samuel Lombardo did not think much of the German people. He felt they were negligent in allowing Hitler's [Annotator's...
Following his graduation from Kings Point [Annotator's Note: the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York],...
Harry Lockhead never considered staying in the Navy after the war ended. He was discharged as a Ship's Cook 1st Class....
Another man John Elliott worked with in the Soil Conservation Service was going abroad with the Foreign Aid Program,...
Harry Carlson used the G.I. Bill to go to Virginia PolyTech [Annotator's Note: Virginia Polytechnic Institutein...
Wilbur Rogers' discharge was based on the convenience of the government and was affected at New Orleans, Louisiana on...
After the war and separation from the US Army Air Forces, David Oreck did not return to college and decided to go New...
After he was discharged, Thomas Tizzard looked for a job. He worked in New Orleans, Louisiana as a conductor on a...
Leo Terrebonne was discharged as a Private First Class [Annotator's Note: PFC] in 1946, and went back into the...
After he was discharged, Francis Resta attended college to study engineering, but when that didn't make sense to him,...
Freeman Dyson highly regarded Dr. Martin Luther King. Dyson also admired Gandhi. They both espoused non-violence for...
Roger Bowers was born in May 1924 in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania. His father worked part-time for the Pennsylvania...
Joseph Pocoroba went to Columbia, South Carolina for basic training. He found it easy. When he first went in, he had KP...
Melvin Dahlberg's first time abroad was in Italy which was very rundown. The local people were begging for food. He...
On the way to Okinawa, Joe Clapper answered a call on the ship's horn for all those wounded on Peleliu to appear...
When Luba Keller was walking from her concentration camp to work in the munitions factory she would talk to God and ask...

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