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Mildred Bonvillian Aupied was born in Bayou Black near Houma in Terrebonne Parish [Annotator’s Note: south of New...
Bruno S. Rinas discussed joining the service with a younger brother. He joined the military in 1940 at Fort Snelling [...
Lorcey J. Sonnier was born in May 1924. During the Great Depression, he did not have shoes. The town did not have roads...
David L. Lehigh was born in December 1924 in York County [Annotator's Note: York County, Pennsylvania]. He grew up in...
Howard Anderson was born in December 1922 in North Dakota. He grew up on a farm. His father was a farmer. The family...
Milton L. McMullen, Sr. was born in January 1921 in Clark County, Mississippi, just south of Meridian. He finished high...
Bernard Baker was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, in February 1924. He grew up with nine siblings. An older...
Richard Gibian was born in Montgomery, Alabama in October 1919. The Great Depression [Annotator's Note: Great...
Richard J. Field was born and raised in Upstate New York in the small town of Liberty. He lived on the outskirts of...
James Shelton Scales was in the Marine Corps when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese...
Monroe Scherer had lost a year of studies due to illness as a child. When he turned 18, he was still in high school. He...
Ittsei Nakagawa was born in Fresno, California and lived in Orange Cove [Annotator's Note: Orange Cove, California] in...
Lawrence Angst was born in July 1923 in Barberton, Ohio. His mother and father were young and struggled through the...
The night Arles J. Doss was wounded, the ambulance drove around without lights because the Germans could see them. Doss...
Reading, writing, and arithmetic were important to black people when Samson Alexander was growing up. They knew they...
Arthur Smith was 17 when World War 2 broke out for the United States. He volunteered so he could get in the Navy. He...
When Calvin Moore arrived at Camp Lejeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North...
Tsuyin Soong was born in January 1933 in Hunan Province, China. He has two brothers and two sisters. He remembers the...
Warren Nolan grew up in Algiers and New Orleans, Louisiana with two brothers. His older brother was in the Navy and was...
Robert Guitard and his family listened to the news of the war over the radio. One of his brothers was in the 5th Army...
Reginald Duncan was born in February 1922 in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up in Kearny, New Jersey with his parents and...
Norman Bussel worked building B-25 bombers [Annotator’s Note: North American B-25 Mitchell] at the Fisher Body plant [...
Vincent DeSalvo was a barber in New Orleans and was at the hospital to visit a customer of his who had been in accident...
[Annotator's Note: There is a sound of a clock ticking in the background]. Chester Sharp was born in March 1925 in...
Sam L. Miller was born in September 1926 and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He was an only child because his mother could...
Sullivan Tindal was born in September 1925 in Hampton [Annotator's Note: Hampton, South Carolina]. He grew up on a...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout this clip, a woman off camera interjects with comments.] James Ramsey Golden was born in...
Ernest L. Poulson was born in Ephraim, Utah in March 1921. He lived a very rural life growing up. He did a lot of...
Glen Kuskie was born in February 1924 on a dairy farm in Lincoln, Nebraska. When his family moved to town, his dad...
Amelia Taylor was born in December 1923 in Santa Monica, California. She grew up there during the Great Depression....
Raymond Hayes got word of the war ending before he left San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California] for Pearl [...
Robert Rupp liked the military. He decided while he was in school that if he was going to war, he would rather be an...
William Cart completed V-7 [Annotator’s Note: V-7 US Navy College Training Program, 1940 to 1945] school and chose the...
Growing up, Samson Alexander used to follow around his brother who was in Boy Scouts. The white people had what they...
Gerald Auerbach was born in New York City [Annotator’s Note: New York City, New York] in 1924. Because of the Great...
[Annotator's Note: There is a background noise in the video.] In March 1923, Marvin Raymond Graham was born in New York...

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