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Leroy Fadem entered the Navy's training for sea duty in July 1942. He entered Midshipman School at Colombia [Annotator'...
John Raaen saw the focus at the US Military Academy change after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It became obvious...
Samuel Lombardo joined the National Guard on 11 November 1939. He had a friend in the Guard who coaxed him into doing...
Cyril Buchert went into the Army Air Corps flight program but washed out. He was given the option to become a radio...
Ed Rendelman was born in 1919 in Detroit, Michigan. His family moved to southern Illinois six weeks after he was born...
William Siebert Greer was born in 1921 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. His father provided for his family by farming. It...
Joseph Conklin LaNier, II was born in Columbus, Mississippi on 25 March 1926. He personally adapted the spelling of his...
John Nicholas was born in Marysville, Michigan in December 1924. He grew up in Marysville with his half brother and...
Chester Lee Strunk was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan in December 1922. His father was a foundry worker. It was tough...
Lawrence N. Brooks was born in 1909 in Norwood, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge. Most of his youth was spent near...
James Odom was born in November 1925 in South Palo Pinto County, about 20 miles south of Mineral Wells, Texas. He grew...
Frank Fontana was born in St. Louis, Missouri in August 1922. He grew up in St. Louis. He had one brother who was two...
Norman Mineta was born in 1931 in San Jose, California. He had a great childhood in the agricultural community. His...
Cyril A. Buchert, Jr. was born in June 1922 in New Orleans. He grew up during the Depression. His father worked as a...
Dell William Lauderdale was born in 1927 near Ackerly, Texas. Ackerly was a small rural town. He had six brothers and...
Joseph Daquarna was born in Plaquemine, Louisiana in May 1928. His father owned a grocery store and barroom. The family...
John Francis Angier was born in June 1923 in Burlington, Vermont. He feels fortunate he was brought up on a dairy farm...
Bryce Jordan was born in November 1924 in Stanley, Wisconsin. He grew up on a dairy farm outside of Stanley and he says...
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
Carl Caffarel was born in 1925 in Plaquemines, Louisiana, and grew up in the nearby town of Port Allen, Louisiana. The...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enjoyed the sights and sports in Pearl Harbor. He was a bit of a loner because he did not drink...
Douglas Harper said that after Pearl Harbor it was believed the Fifth Column had poisoned the water supply. [Annotator'...
Alois Kopp enlisted in the Navy in September 1937 despite the fact he could not swim. He learned fast. He volunteered...
John Finn says that all of the outfits in Hawaii were on limited alert and knew that something might happen. Previously...
Perry Strait received no benefits from his service in the Merchant Marines or the Maritime Service. It was difficult to...
Joseph Daquarna learned about the USS Missouri (BB-63) going to Tokyo Bay for the surrender ceremony following the end...
Teddy Kirkpatrick was born in July 1923 in Highland Park, Michigan. His father worked at the local Ford Motor Company...
Jack Beverstein had a good career with the FBI [Annotator's Note: Federal Bureau of Investigation]. His most memorable...
Norman Mineta had a brother-in-law who was a PRO, Public Relations Officer, for the 442nd Regiment [Annotator's Note:...
Teddy Kirkpatrick reflects on the events in his life during World War 2, beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor. He...
Francis Higgins was a good draftsman. He took that position with his Uncle Andrew [Annotator's Note: Andrew Jackson...
Pearson Riddle was born in Pensacola, North Carolina and grew up in the country. His father had a farm of about 120...