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James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Higgins served in the US Marine Corps in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
Lydia Grant describes recreation and life as a young girl in the Navy Yard at Pearl Harbor. As a young girl, she...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
William Pena arrived at the aid station. The medic that had been attached to him and his men joked that they had...
As a veteran, John Witmeyer believes in the importance and the value of history, especially the history of World War 2...
[Annotator's Note: 1st Lieutenant John Marr served as a platoon leader in Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment...
Once Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the bridge at La Fiere,...
Robert Freligh served during the war because he felt it was his duty. He was also 20 years old at the time and thought...
Arthur Killam kept up with some of the guys he served with in the US Navy during the war but never went to any of the...
[Annotator's Note: This segment is the beginning of a second interview recorded with Mrs. Grant in the studio at The...
Much of what William Blanckenburg is talking about is in his book [Annotators Note: Blankenburg authored a book titled...
Richard Higgins occasionally wants to forget what he has seen. Higgins remembers being on Cape Gloucester hiding behind...
Captain Ben Schwartzwalder, Lieutenant John Marr's superior in command of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment...
For John Marr it is paramount to relentlessly train military leadership based on the lessons learned from failed...
After he was separated from the Army, Ikari ended up in Los Angeles but he was a little lost. He had thoughts about...
[Annotators Note: The tape skips at the beginning of this segment. The segment begins with Robert Walter talking about...
Darold Rice stated “I grew up,” when asked by the interviewer how the war changed his life. He came back with a renewed...
Tom Quigley made his way home where he had to check in to a base camp back stateside. On the way home he stopped and...
Originally, when Frank Mancuso entered the army he was a Catholic. This changed when the Pope said they could not bomb...
Robert L. Williams takes the interviewer through his collection of photographs. He has pictures of the plane the...
James Crane’s brother was taken prisoner by the Germans [Annotator’s Note: after being shot down over the Ploesti...
Josephine Pescatore’s unit would leap frog with 44th Evac Hospital. One group would work while the other rested. They...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
After paratrooper John Marr unexpectedly landed in deep water after his jump into Normandy on D Day, his first priority...
Norman Ikari believes that it is important that kids learn about World War 2 and American history. This history is long...
William Leibold has been contacted numerous times by groups attempting to research various things. Leibold noted how...
David Yoho remembers the huge fleet off Okinawa and the explosion of an ammunition ship. It had been attacked by a...
Norman Ikari’s days at Camp Ritchie were numbered. Ikari was sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He thought that was...
After the war George Griffenhagen went back to pharmacy school. He went to Fresno State for one year then went to the...
Byron Othello Wilkins saw men with different patches representing different divisions when he was captured. [Annotators...
Harry Quinn has been bothered with physical and mental problems resulting from the war. He goes to the VA [Annotator’s...
Abe Milkis took a train home from New York. [Annotator’s Note: he arrived in New York after he returned from Europe...
Arthur Seltzer came home after the end of the war. He was discharged and never wanted to talk about his experiences....
Roger Shaw decided to be a doctor after his service because he wanted more education. He quickly finished his...

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