Postwar career

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[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
Richard Scheerer never spoke much about the war after he got home. He just wanted to forget it. It was a four year...
Richard Field and the other men of 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion had to buy scarves and jackets from the armored...
Paul Dietzel continued flying in civilian life after the war. When he would fly with the team, the pilots would...
Jack Houston returned to the United States around May 1946. He was discharged at the end of May or beginning of June in...
Jack Thornhill was discharged on 15 December 1945 in New Orleans. After being discharged, he went back to Alexandria [...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
Judith Baron got married and lived in New York City. Her husband did not like the city because it was too fast for him...
When President Harry S. Truman said the war was ended with the atomic bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,...
After the war, Anthony Costa attended Junior College and Berkley [Annotator's Note: University of California at...
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the navy aboard the submarines USS Thresher (SS-200) and USS Lizardfish (SS-...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Paul Dietzel is very proud of his service during World War 2. When he first came to LSU he was 30 years old. He did not...
During the war years, Diana Belliard was in the United States. She lived in Chicago until 1940 then left to go to...
Lowell Brueland became Senior Flight Leader before the Normandy D-Day invasion. He had the opportunity to become the...
When George A. Sarosi worked at a VA Hospital, he always felt it was an extension of the university. He has enjoyed...
George A. Sarosi, like everyone else in Hungary, had a dossier that contained general information such as his...
Norman Hatch does not think of his experiences on Tarawa or Iwo Jima continuously. Rather, his experiences flood back...
In 1987, John M. Roberts learned that the 106th Infantry Division had an association so he joined it and started going...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
Zhanna Dawson's husband David was in the Mitropoulos Orchestra [Annotator's Note: Dimitri Mitropoulos was a famed Greek...
Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
June Tinker's older sister went to Patterson Field, Ohio for defense work training. Tinker went to Charleston, West...
Despite his excitement at being liberated from German custody, Rothacker Smith knew he was to return to a racist and...
When Harry Bell steamed into New York Harbor one of the first things he saw was the Statue of Liberty. When he saw it...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
In early 1954, Bernard Marcus was visited by a colonel with the Signal Corps in Washington. The officer had been told...
Raymond Bailey was born and raised in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Jobs at the time only paid about one dollar per day....
Philip Schweitzer cannot think of many other lighter moments than the ones he's already mentioned. He remembers one...
Darold Rice says that soon after he was retired from the war and was taken to a hospital in Luxembourg. He ate, slept,...
Gerald West spent 1944 in an OSS [Annotator's Note: Office of Strategic Services, the pre-runner of the CIA] training...
The Red Cross members in London tried to talk Holly Reynolds out of getting married overseas but there was a group of...

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