Postwar career

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Bernard Friedenberg passed through Camp Lucky Strike on his way home after the war. He remembers passing the Statue of...
James Gaffney discusses transition back into civilian life and his home life with two new children following his return...
Roger Shaw decided to be a doctor after his service because he wanted more education. He quickly finished his...
Curt Simmons was in New Orleans on VJ-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day]. In order to get discharged, the...
Tokuji Yoshihashi returned home in June 1946. The colors for the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team...
Romus Valtin Burgin worked with a contact officer from the VA [Annotator's Note: Veterans Administration] named Frank...
After he recovered sufficiently in the hospital, John Witmeyer was sent back to the front lines in January of 1945...
David Roderick was discharged as soon as the war was over. When he was home he had bad dreams and once he hit the...
[Annotators Note: The interviewer asks Cole if he felt serving in the Marine Corps prepared him for the rest of his...
Charles Fitts, Jr. does not know what he would have been if not for the war. Before the war, Fitts wanted to be a left...
Edward Tipper remembered the attack on Carentan and his subsequent wounding as an ordinary series of events. The most...
Joseph LaNier tells others to take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself. He rose to be vice-president of...
Bruno Viani was discharged out of Halloran Hospital in 1945. He had served in the military since before the United...
When Richard Higgins returned to the United States he went to Quantico to drive a truck. He would drive civilians to...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] felt the war was necessary in order to get rid of the Axis leaders. Miksa...
Frank Buschmeier and the others were loaded onto trucks the following day and sent to a local base. The guys were...
James Weller pondered whether the accomplishments and sacrifices of the World War II were worthwhile. He sees...
Kelly Kuwayama feels that the war changed him because he met so many Japanese Americans. It was the first time seeing...
Masaji Inoshita asked for early retirement [Annotator’s Note: from the army]. He was told that he was needed. They were...
Esther McNeil grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania. She was the sixth of eight children.After going into nursing...
Hawk begins talking about how he refused to go to Washington D.C. to accept the Medal of Honor because he was tired of...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
Mr. Mack [Annotator's Note: Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr., or Connie Mack, manager of the Philadelphia Athletics for its...
[Annotators Note: This segment begins with John Rogers and the interviewer chatting about Belgium.] John Rogers was all...
Renstrom and Amagony [Annotator’s Note: unsure of spelling; on Iwo Jima] looked at each other and gave each other the...
The last thing Richard Greer and his fellow Marines did before leaving Guadalcanal was to dedicate a cemetery in honor...
Jones believes that the raid was important and worth the risk and cost. After the raid the men just kept on going.Jones...
Baptiste feels that a lot of talent was lost by the navy segregating them. He used to talk to his officers about it.He...
When John Keema came home, he was by himself. When he left England it was the last time he saw of any of his fellow...
Theodore Finkbeiner does not know why his unit was pulled out of its positions. When they moved into their new...
In 1948 Lou Brissie went to spring training, after which he returned to Philadelphia to play the Phillies. After the...
On the 13 February of 1945, Baumgarten took his discharge papers to the Bronx County Courthouse. By 14 February, he was...
Renstrom discusses what it was like to train soldiers. One time he witnessed a soldier giving bayonet instruction to...
Delewski still hears from different people from the Laffey. After the war he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and got...
When William Disanza had to urinate he would take a knife and dig a small hole to urinate in. Disanza always noted that...

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