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David Roderick went to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey for 10 days. The men were checked for health and packed everything while...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Joseph Hairston ended up going to artillery school. The rest of the Army was segregated, however, OCS [Annotator's Note...
Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
Most of the inmates of the Dachau concentration camp spoke Hebrew which Arthur Seltzer could somewhat communicate with...
Darold Rice remembers that the night of June 5th they heard the engines suddenly roar louder than they had ever heard...
Joseph LaNier exited San Francisco toward Pearl Harbor. Everything that LaNier saw when he went into the Navy was new...
Norman Ikari was born in Seattle, Washington on 17 February 1919. His parents were Japanese immigrants. Life was not...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
For Frank Mancuso, the war took away four years of his youth and there were many things he did not get a chance to do....
Returning home and being discharged from the Marine Corps was bittersweet for Edgar Cole. At the time prejudice was...
Joseph Hairston ended up at a camp 100 miles south of Tucson [Annotator's Note: Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona...
[Annotators Note: Edgar Cole served in the US Marine Corps in the 52nd Defense Battalion.] The Japanese attack on Pearl...
Edgar Cole went to communications school and finished at the head of his class. He was automatically assigned to...
In January or February 1942 President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which allowed for the internment of...
Joseph Hairston was born in May 1922 in a log cabin just outside of Martinsville, Virginia. He stayed in Virginia for...
Tokuji Yoshihashi and his fellow replacements arrived there shortly after the 442nd Regimental Combat Team suffered...
Anthony Acevedo was born in San Bernardino, California and spent most of his childhood in Pasadena. His father was a...
Raymond Wells and his men had periods when they would go 48 hours without rest and only one canteen of water and salt...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
Joseph LaNier had a close call on Okinawa while driving a truck. The LST [Annotator’s Note: LST—landing ship, tank] was...
[Annotators Note: Edgar Cole had been drafted into the US Marine Corps and was on his way to Camp Lejeune for basic...
Joseph LaNier did not know what he would do after the service. He was reserve and not regular Army. Consequently, his...
Arthur Seltzer came home after the end of the war. He was discharged and never wanted to talk about his experiences....
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...
[Annotators Note: The interviewer asks Cole if he felt serving in the Marine Corps prepared him for the rest of his...
Sakato was born in Colton, California at a Union Pacific and Southern Pacific hub for the Railroad company. His parents...
[Annotator's Note: video begins with 19 seconds of silence then begins abruptly with Baker in mid-sentence.] Vernon...
Leahr and the interviewer talk about fishing.Leahr grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father was a chauffeur and his...
Lou Brissie was raised in Greenville, South Carolina. His father was a barn stormer. Brissie's father believed in equal...
McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919. After 3rd grade he moved to Illinois. He also spent some time in Iowa. McGee...
Tarrant was born in Ennis, Texas. When he was 3, Tarrant's family moved to Dallas. His mother and father figured that...
Grant H. Ichikawa was born in April 1919. His father had come to the United States from Japan. People from Japan were...
Holloman was born in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1924. His father worked for the US Postal Service from 1919 until 1969.As...
Esther McNeil grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania. She was the sixth of eight children.After going into nursing...
Harold Ward was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in April 1921. Ward had the life of a bastard growing up as he was...

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