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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...
Walter Halloran was unaware that Time magazine had published an article in 1944 about the 165th [Annotator’s Note: the...
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....
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...
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...
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...
Theodore Wessen felt the war was a large experience. It provided him with the ability to see many different places. He...
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...
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...
Francis Dymnicki feels The National WWII Museum is important as a repository of our history. It is the only place to go...
Offered to go back to Korea, Obie Wickersham refused. He has returned to Holland three times, where the food is good,...
Max Finesmith was a disciplined young man before his service. He worked through the Depression and at one time his...
James Downing has not suffered from recurring memories of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He has, however, spent years...
Richard Bennett thinks World War 2 doesn't mean much to today's Americans, except for a small amount of appreciation....
Donald Long feels the combat that his father saw in France during World War 1 and that experienced by his brother on...
Allen Horton returned to his memory of life on the USS Nevada (BB-36). He said the Nevada had been at Pearl Harbor, and...
Robert Oplinger remembers receiving the first Japanese sword of surrender on the home islands as being his most...
Delano Brister has had a fun run. Although he does not miss the uniform, he does not regret a bit. The soldiers laid...
Many years after the war, James Goodrich went back to Iwo Jima. The visit helped him a lot with his own feelings about...
Ralph Hopkins felt people thought that World War 1 was the war to end all wars. Yet, there will always be someone like...
Robert L. Williams did not know the men of Easy Company [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute...