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Robert G. Aldous had difficulty transitioning to being a civilian after World War 2. He got home and thought everything...
Thomas Francis Schicker and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine...
Ben Ray Bost had a new captain come aboard [Annotator's Note: the USS LSM-316] after Captain Fritsch [Annotator's Note...
Peter Somogyi met Dr. Mengele [Annotator's Note: Dr. Josef Mengele, also known as the Angel of Death] while he was in...
After leaving the Pacific, Lloyd Dendy was sent to the Key West Naval Operating Base [Annotator's Note: Naval Base Key...
Chester Biernacki was born in 1922 of immigrant parents. He had an older brother. His family lived in a neighborhood of...
Norman Bussel was born 2 October 1923 in Memphis, Tennessee. His father was in the grocery business. He attended the...
Francis "Fran" Eugene Resta was born in July 1925 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His father was an Italian immigrant who...
Joseph Daquarna was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana in May 1928. His father owned a grocery store and barroom. The family...
Helen Anderson Glass was born in March 1923 in North Walpole, New Hampshire but was raised in New Jersey. Even though...
Laszlo Schwarc watches movies about the Holocaust with some difficulty, but he no longer wants hatred to be part of his...
One of George Kearney's friends, who lives not far from him, was a ban saw operator who cut the notches for the keel...
Arthur Staymates thought General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton] was a great...
Melvin C. Whitman and the rest of the artillery [Annotator's Note: Whitman was a member of Battery L, 3rd Battalion,...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
At the end of the battle [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan], Louis R. Lepore was brought back to the beach and given a...
Samuel Malta was based in Brooklyn New York as a military escort for the war dead. It was rough duty. He had to sign...
After a trip to Guantanamo Bay [Annotator's Note: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba] and back in the newly commissioned USS Hutchins...
After arriving in the United States in May 1945, Angus Lorenzen crossed the country by train to go to New York City....
Benjamin Carson found that evacuating Makin Island was far more difficult that arriving there. The tide worked against...
James Bollich had just gotten back from the movies when he heard about the attack at Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note:...
Nathan Taffel found out that his parent had been shot in the Tarnow ghetto from his brother-in-law after the war. His...
Gerry Jones completed several missions with his partner, Mack [Annotator's Note: unable to verify identity], throughout...
Jack Carver fought face to face with the Germans during the war. They could see each other's faces. It was obvious the...
As a radar man, Ogden Saik was trained to destroy his equipment in the presence of an officer in the event of the ship'...
[Annotator's Note: Various noises are heard in the background throughout this clip.] Manuel Ruiz was frightful in...
Harvey Segal reached the French coast. He had to board a landing craft after taking off his 80 pound pack. The timing...
Alfred Dietrick and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry...
Thomas Francis Schicker and the men [Annotator's Note: of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine...
Whayland Harvel Greene [Annotator's Note: assigned to the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division] was sent to...
Harry McKnight arrived at Sugar Loaf Hill [Annotator's Note: a part of the Japanese defensive line known as the Shuri...
The war had been going on for about three years, and when Bryan Compton landed in southern France [Annotator's Note: on...
Gwendolyn Mugliston became part of the BACEPOW [Annotator's Note: Bay Area Civilian Ex-Prisoners of War], while looking...
Irwin Stovroff and about 200 or so Jewish POWs [Annotator's Note: prisoners of war] had been separated by their German...
When Trinidad Ledesma lived in Riverside, California, he would get up in the middle of the night and make his family...
Henry Armstrong had a few nightmares about his war experience, seeing a concentration camp, and more. It took him 15...

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