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Herbert Stern and his men were training every day during occupation duty, as they were convinced they were going to be...
J. W. Childs was at the Battle of Midway, but remembers nothing in particular about the event. The USS Worden (DD-352)...
After the war ended, Ejnar Christiansen returned to Denmark to visit his family for the first time in over six years....
Eva Gross returned to Bergen-Belsen and stayed there for three years before immigrating to the United States. During...
Robert Gurr had an early interest in automobiles and airplanes. In his earliest recollections, there are memories of...
Thomas Houdek was born in Detroit, Michigan in March 1926, the youngest of six children. His father was a tool and die...
Jack C. Sanders was born in 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. When he had to leave his hometown because of his work or service...
Trinidad Ledesma was born in November 1924 in Downey, California. His parents did not speak English. They only spoke...
When he was in high school, Paul Amrod played baseball as a catcher. In the service, he learned he was not major league...
Having returned to the United States to become part of a cadre of experienced personnel who were tasked with preparing...
Jack Gutman said the flashbacks would come when he went to bed, and the memories were magnified: the invasions, the...
Joy Skelton returned to Holland and had a reunion with many of her relatives. Life there was difficult because the...
Oran Harris remembers that he served with people from all over United States. The Soutern boys didn't like the way the...
When he heard that the war had ended, Robert Dickinson was disappointed that he wasn't going back to combat in the...
Walter Halloran was anxious to return home after the war. He experienced a feeling of wellbeing. He was satisfied that...
Mark Rubin moved to Bratislava, Czechoslovakia after being liberated from Terezin [Annotator's Note: Theresienstadt...
John Laborde was at home and sitting down to Sunday lunch when he heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was in ROTC [...
In July 1946, Carl Caffarel was separated from the Navy and put on inactive reserve. He went back to Port Allen, and...
After the war, George Morgan was accepted into a college in Defiance, Ohio. During the war, many basic things had been...
Lucien Laborde had asked his older brother to try to find him a piece of land that he could buy and begin farming. His...
It took about six months for Frank Lombardo to be discharged in the United States. Lombardo felt he was a lucky man...
John S. Johnson was provided with the opportunity of securing a higher education through the G.I. Bill as a result of...
After he was liberated, Anthony Acevedo increased his body weight from 87 pounds to 100 pounds. It took a while for him...
When the war ended, Warren Schmitt remained in Italy until July [Annotator's Note: July 1945] when they were told to...
George A. Sarosi felt he was on an adventure when he reached America [Annotator's Note: he fled Hungary in December...
It was several weeks before David Flynn got back to the United States. He ended up at St. Albans Hospital in New York...
John LeBure was always a responsible person even before the war. He had to work to bring home money to support his...
James Crane would repeat his service in World War II if called upon. The country has been very good to him and his...
Jack Skaggs was changed by World War 2. He was just a boy when he entered the United States Marine Corps, but he had no...
John Curtis Spencer retired from the Navy as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations for Commander Service Force in...
Bernard Marcus received a call from the commander of Fort Monmouth [Annotator’s Note: in New Jersey]. Marcus was told...
James Armstrong first spoke to his family upon his return to Tampa, Florida. It was a great relief to see his mother...
Dabney Montgomery returned home and learned quickly about the persistence of segregation in his homeland. The G.I. Bill...
Francis Dymnicki boarded a ship in England right after V-E Day [Annotator's Note: Victory in Europe Day, 8 May 1945] to...
Advances in submarine technology, William Hussey acknowledged, were directly related to the Navy's experience during...
Luba Keller was motivated to tell the stories of her time in the concentration camps because her synagogue suggested...

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