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It was Walter Bank's first time in the Pacific, and he found it "different." Few Japanese spoke English, and he had to...
Rothacker Smith and his comrades in the 366th Infantry Regiment prepared for combat and formed up in the city of Barga...
Joseph LaNier had a close call on Okinawa while driving a truck. The LST [Annotator’s Note: LST—landing ship, tank] was...
[Annotator's Note: This segment begins with Vernon Leopold describing some of the men he served with in the I...
Reva Kibort could not attend school because the war broke out in 1939 when the Germans invaded Poland [Annotator's Note...
Luna Kaufman and her family lost their money when the war broke out [Annotators Note: the Germans invaded Poland on 1...
Robert Hammond had to deal with his own health when he was on leave in Philadelphia. He had an appendectomy, and while...
After two different assignments on quartermaster duty in the United States, Rothacker Smith finally joined his...
Jimmy Doi was born in Oxnard, California in 1925. Growing up in California was great until the war started. Doi was 16...
Soon after her father was taken away, Rena Finder and her mother were told they had to go to the Plaszow concentration...
[Annotator's Note: Edgar Cole had been drafted into the US Marine Corps and was on his way to Camp Lejeune, North...
Daniel Szafran survived Auschwitz [Annotator's Note: Auschwitz II-Birkenau in Brzesinka, Poland] and then was involved...
David Olson left the European Theater as an S3 officer in charge of plans, training and gunnery. Not too many men in...
Joseph LaNier did not know what he would do after the service. He was reserve and not regular Army. Consequently, his...
At the end of the war, Elmo Espree was transported through the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean...
Calvin Moret was still a 19 year old teenager when his mother pinned his wings on him. The war in the Pacific ended...
Judith Meisel was helped in Denmark after the country's Jews returned home. Only 42 people died in Theresienstadt [...
Arthur Seltzer came home after the end of the war. He was discharged and never wanted to talk about his experiences....
Angus Lorenzen left England for the United States. His mother had gone back to Shanghai in 1946. His father did not...
Leslie Aigner finished his apprenticeship and began working as a machinist after the war. He lived under a communist...
Freeman Dyson observed a strong sense of tragedy within Europeans during the postwar years. Its genesis was from World...
Another man John Elliott worked with in the Soil Conservation Service was going abroad with the Foreign Aid Program,...
William Winter had no inclination to stay in the Army after the war. He was fortunate to have come through the war...
George A. Sarosi and his mother lived in Szeged from 1945 to 1948. They returned to Budapest after that. No battles for...
Rothacker Smith felt the joy of liberation sweep over him when he saw American soldiers hoist the Stars and Stripes...
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...
Freeman Dyson highly regarded Dr. Martin Luther King. Dyson also admired Gandhi. They both espoused non-violence for...
Calvin Moret admired his brother [Annotator’s Note: Adolph Moret, Jr. was Moret’s eldest brother. With his brother’s...
Rena Greenup didn't initially know why they stayed on Lemnos, but she said that when the Germans left Greece, the army...
Elmo Espree was impressed with the huge size of the first camp he trained at. Customarily, the service facilities are...
Walter Imahara was into sports and attended the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. He learned that some of the politicians...
Sterling Cale was born in Macomb, Illinois in 1921. Shortly after birth, he went into an orphanage for four years....
Robert Fisch never wanted to talk about his wartime experiences at first. If asked, he would explain, but otherwise he...
While Raymond Wells was in the hospital a driver picked him up and when he got back to his company [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: Eugene Tarrant served in the Navy as a captain’s mess attendant aboard the USS San Francisco (CA38...
Tom Quigley remembers how every Friday the officers would go to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Quigley struggled finding...

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