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William Blanckenburg was met by a lieutenant colonel who knew that Blanckenburg was married and was an older fellow....
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
Jack Yusen still frequently thinks about the men who died [Annotator's Note: when his ship, the USS Samuel B. Roberts (...
Harley Reynolds served with the 1st Infantry Division from the time that he went in. He was in the 16th Infantry...
As the American advance through the Pacific moved closer and closer to the Japanese mainland, enemy resistance grew...
Lauren Swinney picked up words during the war like ersatz which meant a substitute for something. She recalls the pin-...
[Annotators Note: Barbara Pathe worked for the American Red Cross (ARC) on a Red Cross Clubmobile attached to various...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
Charles Womack and every other Marine on the island were fully aware that they were headed for Japan after the fighting...
Heffron [Annotators Note: Edward Heffron, also known as Babe] knew that William Guarnere lived on 17th Street and came...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
[Annotator's Note: Robert L. Williams is a World War 2 veteran of the 101st Airborne Division and jumped into Normandy...
James Weller volunteered as a gung-ho young man looking for trouble. He enjoyed his war years and the people he met....
[Annotator's Note: Corrine Boggs, also known as Lindy, was the wife of Congressman Hale Boggs then later took his...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
Monty Joe Boitnott was wounded when he was bringing supplies on a mule and a mortar shell hit the path. The mule went...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
[Annotator's Note: Lauren Swinney was a student at Northwestern University and worked as an entertainer for troops...
Richard Baile feels that it is important to teach young people about World War 2 but feels that teaching young people...
Vernon Alexander reached the Siegfried Line in Germany and found it to be sturdier than the Maginot Line. Entering the...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] received the Silver Star, Bronze Star with an arrowhead and the Purple Heart...
Frank Buschmeier was put into a big room on the first night. All night long guys were coming in and were trying to find...
George Peto produced some paintings and pieces of propaganda that were based on his unit during battle in the Pacific....
Norman Hatch does not think of his experiences on Tarawa or Iwo Jima continuously. Rather, his experiences flood back...
It is George Kearney's opinion that the exhibits at the museum [Annotator's Note: The National WWII Museum in New...
Ira Schilling is a proud American and a proud veteran of World War 2 and thinks that the existence of The National WWII...
John Witmeyer recognizes the value of The National World War II Museum and is glad that the museum affords the public...
Once William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, he resumed command of his machine gun...
Lauren Swinney went to Northwestern University. The nuns had taught her to type when she was in boarding school and...
Elmo Bell's 1st Battalion commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Alexander, was always worried about the business...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Arthur Pendleton made a lot of friends and had a lot of fun. At the end of his fourth year which he had signed up for...
[Annotator's Note: Interviewer is setting up the interview and it begins with small talk about the war.] Arthur...
Lauren Swinney was born in LaSalle, Illinois and grew up in Gary, Indiana. During that time, Gary had the Carnegie...

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