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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...
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...
Henry Feldman benefitted from his time in the Army. He had difficulty adjusting to having family and especially...
Robert Oplinger remembers receiving the first Japanese sword of surrender on the home islands as being his most...
In the 21st century, Richard Pipes feels the central legacy of World War 2 is the knowledge that wars today are so...
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...
Teddy Kirkpatrick reflects on the events in his life during World War 2, beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor. He...
Robert L. Williams did not know the men of Easy Company [Annotator's Note: Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute...

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