Postwar career

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Lynn Compton remembers the death of Robert Kennedy. He jumped into his car to go to the DA's office because he knew it...
Hairston was sent to Randolph Field in Texas to learn how to fly [Annotator’s Note: after the end of World War II]....
Hanna wanted to return to the US through San Francisco but ended up coming in through Seattle.He was sent to Madigan...
James Goodrich was taken from Iwo Jima to a hospital on Guam. He was on Guam for about 12 or 13 days before being...
There is no superior country and no one has the right to take over another country. The world has not learned that...
During one of his trips back to the United States Alexander Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero [...
Baumgarten relives what he was thinking while he was in his landing craft coming up to Omaha Beach. He said all the men...
Karr found out from the Laffey's newsletter that one of his buddies had fallen and broken his hip. Karr did not go to...
Interviewer asks Delewski if his experience on the Laffey changed him. On the day that all of this happened [Annotator'...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
William Disanza worked in the office for Falcon Buick. His job was to be the follow up guy. He would contact the...
Lynn Compton does not remember when he went back to Normandy for the first time but realized war is fought on normal...
Deen remembers the fear that was prevalent among the replacements, yet they responded when it was time to fight. He...
While Childers was a cadet he was asked by Colonel Mangrum if he had received a Purple Heart. When he told Mangrum that...
After the war, James Smith had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. He got a job before he was even discharged from...
Church was able to keep his wits about him during his prisoner experience because every man he was with was in the same...
After the war ended, Baum returned to New York to get some of his wounds taken care of. He was so happy, because of his...
James Smith feels there are parts of World War 2 that can be pretty instructive to the future. He believes that with...
At the end of the war Vernon Baker was a second lieutenant but in May of 1945 he became a first lieutenant. His...
William Disanza is not positive about everything but he thinks the Great Depression could never repeat itself. Disanza...
Baum goes on to discuss his career after the war. In 1948, he worked with the Israelis during that war. He advised them...
Wilburn K. Ross was on a ship heading through the Straits of Gibraltar when an announcement was made that Germany had...
McNeil reported to Fort Belvoir [Annotator's Note: Fort Belvoir, Virginia] but that was too close to Washington D.C....
John Keema’s preflight training was essentially basic training and consisted of a lot of classroom work, marching, PT [...
Henry Bourgeois' first air to air combat was over Bougainville. When the dive bombers went into their dive, the entire...
Dan Baker was later assigned to the Vienna area command under General Mark Clark, where there was a four power command...
Loevsky talks about segregation in the US military during World War II.He discusses his father working in a foundry and...
In Iceland, he took and passed the test for corporal. When Renstrom got back to San Diego he took the test for Sergeant...
John Weinart crossed the Rhine River and headed into southern Germany. They would frequently ride on tanks. Weinart...
Henry Bourgeois went to work in the aerospace industry for Singer as a sales engineer. He was then made a planner and...
Fagot would not go into the U-boat because she is claustrophobic [Annotator's Note: in Argentina for surrender...
Leisey was sent to Pearl Harbor [Annotator’s Note: Hawaii] for surgery. They operated on his hand and back. It was a...
Barfoot grew up on a farm and his family was all on the farm. They grew cotton and corn and made a living during the...
Wahlen's division used to get together after the war. His platoon leader would get them together and have each one talk...
John Weinart notes that the Virgin Mary prayer card experience is in the book that he wrote. The Bronze Star that...
The Airborne soldiers who were rescuing the civilians came in by sea as well [Annotator’s Note: during the Los Banos...

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