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Being a submariner prepared Billy Grieves for his career as a firefighter. After seeing the worst, everything else is...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr.'s most memorable experience of the war was Pearl Harbor, and he remarks that we didn't have a...
Chester Strunk views The National WWII Museum as a valuable asset to teach people about the sacrifices made not only by...
In 1944, in a town called Baupte, France, Carl Beck says there was a man named Henri D. Schmidt, a Belgic [Annotator's...
Bruno Viani was discharged out of Halloran Hospital in 1945. He had served in the military since before the United...
Thomas Kingsley remembers his experience at Dachau as his most memorable experience of World War 2. Seeing the teeth...
Russell Clay found that his wartime experience as a barber in the Navy meant little in transitioning to civilian barber...
Olin Tisdale had a brother in the Army and a cousin in the Air Force at the same time he was in the military, but the...
Norman Riggsby had a postwar career that was not related to his wartime experiences. His most memorable thing about...
Weldon Fruge credits the war with teaching him how to get along with people, and he thinks it was a good thing for a...
Erik Johnsen served in the US Merchant Marine during World War 2. As a result of the war, his father realized his dream...
Edwin McGhee was changed by the war. He was only 19 years of age and was able to manage the aftermath in his mind. He...
Earl Erion fell in love and got married after his discharge from the Navy. He was back in Northern Minnesota. World War...
Calvin Moret admits that the Tuskegee Airman flying experiences did not affect his life until the movie was released [...
Mary Edwards saw the world change dramatically as a result of World War 2. It was important to all the nations of the...
Elizabeth Goldstein believes that having institutions like The National WWII Museum is a must. The Holocaust is a...
Rena Finder eventually returned to Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: the Auschwitz concentration camp], and found it very...
Warren Schmitt had negative feelings about the Japanese before and during the war. The kamikazes had no respect for...
After James Siracuse was shot down he lost track of his friend Petey. Siracuse ended up in Jackson, Mississippi after...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] felt the war was necessary in order to get rid of the Axis leaders. Miksa...
William Hussey feels World War 2 is still relevant today because it was an outstanding example of how the United States...
Lowell Brueland escorted a 51 [Annotator’s Note: Brueland escorted a North American P-51 Mustang which had been...
Unluckily, history repeats itself, according to Christian de Marcken, and that is why it is important for us to...
There was a radioman on Harper Gruber's ship [Annotator's Note: the USS YMS-339] who would pick up the world news and...
Eva Gross and her Hungarian relatives seldom visited prior to the Nazi entry into Hungary. Gross did spend summers with...
Curt Simmons is trying to get the D-Day Museum [Annotator's Note: The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana]...
In all of his flying, Bryce Jordan was generally some type of instructor pilot. When he started his university training...
Randolph Trappey knows that the war gave him the opportunity to do what he wanted to. He ended up working in the family...
Archibald Higgins would do all that he did in the war once again if it was necessary. He thought about staying in the...
Robert Inghram was shot down early in the war [Annotator's Note: during the Dieppe raid in August 1942]. He was given...
James Weller pondered whether the accomplishments and sacrifices of the World War II were worthwhile. He sees...
Robert Max's most memorable experience of World War 2 was learning that his parents got the news that he was still...
Ralph Hopkins felt indestructible during the war because he acted by impulse. He did not feel fear. Things happened so...
After his discharge, Bernard Marcantel signed up for the reserves. He was afraid he would be called up during the...
Although Donald Popham loved the mechanics of building planes, he did not stay in the aircraft industry after the war....
Claude Taylor married his wife after graduating LSU [Annotator's Note: Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge,...

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