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Laszlo Schwarc watches movies about the Holocaust with some difficulty, but he no longer wants hatred to be part of his...
Richard Swanson received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal [Annotator's Note: the highest non-combat decoration awarded...
Katherine Croft remembers very little of the end of the war. Her family and friends did not talk about the subject very...
Robert Fulton retired as a rear admiral from the Navy 23 years after returning home in 1945. He served in Washington, D...
Firman Balza was transferred on 7 April 1944, and watched the Maryland sail away on 20 April 1944. The ship went to...
John Elliott said he served in World War 2 because he didn't want to be considered a slacker, and he wanted to learn...
Walter Halloran was unaware that Time magazine had published an article in 1944 about the 165th [Annotator’s Note: the...
Andrew Kiniry is frustrated with politicians today. He sees the graves of the dead in foreign battlefields and thinks...
Thomas Crosby's most memorable experience of World War 2 was the end. His experience in the war gave him a great...
Edward Stone benefited from his service because of the education and good job he obtained through the utilization of...
Morton Brooks had veteran buddies that shared experiences, although not many had anything similar to what he endured....
Wallace Hurley missed his bed most of all while he was in combat. The rain was heavy in France. Foxholes filled up so...
Kenneth Killilea feels strongly that it is important to continue to study World War 2. It is essential that young...
Carroll Knutson felt his military training was serious. An individual had to do well in order to succeed in the service...
Marvin Hill can recall many anecdotes from his military career, ranging from boot camp to discharge. He had no...
John E. Johnson fought in World War 2 because he had to. He was drafted. Johnson acknowledges the war changed his life...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr.'s most memorable experience of the war was Pearl Harbor, and he remarks that we didn't have a...
Thomas Kingsley remembers his experience at Dachau as his most memorable experience of World War 2. Seeing the teeth...
Russell Gackenbach felt that Tibbets [Annotator's Note: retired USAF Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets] and crew number...
Wilbur Rogers said that everything he did [Annotator's Note: during his time in the US Navy] was before he was 21 years...
It is important, according to Phyllis Lenhard, for institutions like The National WWII Museum to teach future...
Gabriel Spinelli's most memorable experience in World War 2 was his outbound ocean ride on the big troop ship, the USS...
Robert Marovelli decided to go into the Navy because so many young men were being killed by the Japanese. He feels the...
Alan K. Simpson compared the attack of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii versus the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks [Annotator's Notes: the...
Theodore Wessen felt the war was a large experience. It provided him with the ability to see many different places. He...
Wim de Jonge feels that The National WWII Museum is an important institution to maintain. The young people of today are...
Leo Praetorius said his most memorable experience of the war was a flight when the ship radioed him that the plane he...
William Hussey feels World War 2 is still relevant today because it was an outstanding example of how the United States...
Dossie East's most memorable experience was picking up a Japanese pilot just outside the harbor after the attack [...
Joyce Leblanc said the war taught her how to overcome small trials. Leblanc did what was needed during her three year...
Reflecting on the 7 December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Lauren Bruner still gets emotional. He discusses a...
When Ted Wiebe remembers the Battle of the Coral Sea he thinks of it as just another duty station. He did what he was...
During Donald Dean's career in the Navy, the thing he enjoyed most was sailing along a nice smooth sea when he was off...
Asked how the war changed his life, William Hendren said he might not otherwise have met his wife. While driving her...
Lorraine Mesken said she had to grow up very quickly during the war years. She noted how different the teenage years of...
Francis Dymnicki feels The National WWII Museum is important as a repository of our history. It is the only place to go...

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