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Raymond Urban was born in September 1920 in Bogalusa, Louisiana. They left there when he was young and moved around...
Lillian Hoover was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in August 1924. She grew up there. Her father was a contractor. She...
Lester M. Bornstein was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts in February 1925. As a child he was very athletic and played a...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph O'Donnell was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft IV near Gross Tychow, Pomerania, now Tychowo,...
Glen Jostad reveals the terrors of dreams he suffered resulting from his years of being a prisoner of war held by the...
Simon Braitman was nine years old when the Germans attacked Poland in September 1939. About a month and a half later,...
Lester Hecht's commanding officer's name was John L. Smith [Annotator's Note: US Marine Corps Colonel John Lucian Smith...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Vaughn Whitworth if he experienced racism from other Marines while serving in...
June Catherine Elliott Haggerty does not feel that the war changed her even though some of the times were a bit scary....
R.M. Wilkes returned to the school using the G.I. Bill. He attended Notre Dame [Annotator's Note: Notre Dame University...
Morris Eugene Day was a happy-go-lucky boy before the war. When he returned, he found that life was the same, but it...
Melvin C. Whitman had to figure out how to work with the Army when he landed on Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Battle of...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Ivan Bodis-Wollner how he would say World War 2 affected his life.] For Ivan...
Eva Gross and her Hungarian relatives seldom visited prior to the Nazi entry into Hungary. Gross did spend summers with...
Alois Kopp was pleased that the two atomic bombs were dropped. They saved lives in the long run. Both Allied and...
As a kid, Edwin Sved was interested in model airplanes and flying. He remembers how overwhelming it was to see the new...
Alvin Barnes was drafted into the military and was able to select the Navy as his service branch. He grew up during the...
Michael Mickey Ganitch was changed by the war. His family was affected by the Depression. They were lucky to be on a...
The war ended while Irving Miller was in the hospital. He was discharged on the point system. Everyone talked about the...
James Shelton Scales majored in insurance when he was in college. He signed up as an insurance agent after the war. He...
Ernest Cowell had difficulty adjusting to civilian life. There were many servicemen in UCLA [Annotator's Note:...
William Rupp felt there were no particularly memorable experiences during World War 2 for him. He showed up and did his...
Irving Miller joined the Army in November 1943. Prior to that, he had been in the New York National Guard. He trained...
When Phineas Stevens left Leyte Gulf [Annotator's Note: Battle of Leyte, Philippines, 17 October to 26 December 1944]...
Terrell Lavern Pigott sailed home on the the West Point [Annotator's Note: USS West Point (AP-23)], which was a sister...
Alfred A. Johnson, Jr. returned to Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near Hattiesburg, Mississippi] with some of his...
Norman Riggsby returned to the United States through New York and Camp Kilmer. It was great. He went to Michigan even...
Angus Lorenzen, his sister and mother left Manila, Philippines aboard the SS John Lykes and were repatriated to San...
Warren Nolan was in Naval ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] at Tulane University, New Orleans,...
Joe Morris was born in Daisy, Georgia in September 1925. Two years later, he and his family moved to Jacksonville [...
Nolan Albarado was born in June 1917 in Grand Bayou, Louisiana. He was very young during the Great Depression and life...
William McCowen was born in 1926 in Elmsford, New York. His family moved around frequently because his father worked...
Melvin Linkous and the 2nd Infantry Division [Annotator's Note: Linkous was a member of Cannon Company, 38th Infantry...
Robert Rupp was born in 1918 in Aurora, Nebraska. He lived there until he went to college. The worst of the Great...

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