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John LeBure knew that work was being reduced so he left the company [Annotator's Note: Higgins Industries in New...
[Annotator's Note: Wilhelm Gehlen was a boy growing up in Viersen, Germany during World War 2.]. Wilhelm Gehlen hopes...
Harry Lockhead never considered staying in the Navy after the war ended. He was discharged as a Ship's Cook 1st Class....
Daniel Crowley was a prisoner of war of the Japanese during World War 2. In 1942, when General Wainwright [Annotator's...
Harvey Segal had no problem transitioning back to being a civilian. He did have a difficult time finding a preferred...
Following the end of the war, Harold Joslin remained in Japan briefly. The former captives were brought to a landing...
After the war ended, Richard Audler was discharged from the Navy as an Aviation Electrician's Mate 2nd Class. He did...
Daniel J. Lennon was discharged from the Army in October 1945 in California. He used the G.I. Bill to go to college....
Perry Strait received no benefits from his service in the Merchant Marines or the Maritime Service. It was difficult to...
After Sara Aldouby served in the Israeli Defense Force for seven years, she decided she wanted to go back to school....
After the end of World War 2, Earl Williams was assigned as the Aircraft Distribution Officer for the Far East Air...
Freeman Dyson observed a strong sense of tragedy within Europeans during the postwar years. Its genesis was from World...
After the war, Carroll Knutson wanted to stay in the Army Air Forces and fly. Simultaneously, he was offered entry into...
Returning from overseas where he had been in charge of Air Force maintenance instructors, Eben Smith recaps...
Henry Bourgeois went to work in the aerospace industry for Singer as a sales engineer. He was then made a planner and...
Walter Ehlers' life didn't end with his military service. He spent 29 years working for the Veterans Administration....
After liberation, Charles Harrison was taken to a Guam fleet hospital, and thought it was heaven. The galley was open...
Coleen Landry was surrounded by soldiers at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She felt that her...
The war ended in Europe, but a lot of people were being shipped out to prepare for an invasion of Japan. Arnold Debrick...
Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Stern was assigned to the 9th Infantry Division in Augsburg, Germany after attending the...
John DuBose had eight months of back pay when he departed the SS Frenchtown. He was concerned that he would be robbed...
Walter Bowsher worked on an effort called the Mount Fuji Project which was supposedly building a children's playground...
Trinidad Ledesma was tired and had jungle worms, so he decided not to reenlist. He was at a hospital and quarantined...
The war in Japan had ended when Thomas Landrum returned home from Europe. They had dropped the bomb [Annotator's Note:...
Isabella Karle worked at the University of Chicago labs during the year 1942. She and her husband ended their tenure...
Prone to seasickness, Leo Porteau was glad the 14 day return trip didn't include the evasive zig-zagging [Annotator's...
George Joseph Bertucci wanted to improve his education after the military. He received his GED and then went to air...
Joseph Orlando reads of our servicemen committing suicide and he does not understand it. He knew men who were bitter...
John Kerner was in London, England for about ten days. He was on leave and only had to report back when the ship was to...
After the Japanese surrendered, George Beaugh was given orders to report to Coffeeville, Indiana. He and his wife could...
Following his discharge, Vernon Cummings had several jobs in Fort Wayne, Indiana and then decided to attend Purdue...
Ghislaine Hegerty married an American Merchant Marine and immigrated to the United States in 1952. She met her husband...
Zhanna Dawson met David Dawson after she arrived in the United States. They met in the Library of Congress while David...
Everett Hyland's wounds still bother him. He had a nerve check done on him in San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego,...
After the battle of Okinawa, Arnold Addison stayed on the island until the war was over. A few weeks after the war's...
George Allen still hears from his bombardier. He was his closest friend on the crew. He has no idea where the rest of...

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