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The Vietcong were a tough enemy because of their ability to conceal themselves and assimilate with civilian populations...
Baptiste feels that it is important for there to be a National World War II Museum. If they hadn't done what they did...
Bailey had a picture of himself with a flamethrower on his back. It was taken while he was waiting to go free one of...
Joseph Armanini is most proud of the moment he met Gabby Gabreski and how Gabreski congratulated him on how well he...
Within hours any ship passing the destroyer escorts loaded with prisoners would receive prisoners from those destroyer...
They were not really Russian soldiers, but they were of Ukranian descent. Standifer called them Russians. If the...
James Goodrich was taken from Iwo Jima to a hospital on Guam. He was on Guam for about 12 or 13 days before being...
James Smith went home on 2 September 1945. He had a good job in New Zealand where he stayed for the rest of the war [...
There is no superior country and no one has the right to take over another country. The world has not learned that...
Vernon Baker looked at things differently after the war. He used to think of himself as a killer but then he started to...
America is the only country and society in the world, in Arthur Jackson's opinion, equipped to take on the dictators of...
Kalil mentions that it was quite an ordeal flying back to the United States because one of the engines caught on fire...
Richard Ford had a carbine which was made by Remington. The barrel still had factory markings on it. Every now and then...
Brooks was just past 20 years old when he first entered the Navy. When he came back home it was like coming back to...
Pomroy tells the story of how he and Bill Hollman became friends. He was on Guadalcanal for five months and Peleliu for...
Yellin recalls how he had a close call with a fellow pilot. From that point on Yellin did not trust that man and would...
Baumgarten relives what he was thinking while he was in his landing craft coming up to Omaha Beach. He said all the men...
Karr found out from the Laffey's newsletter that one of his buddies had fallen and broken his hip. Karr did not go to...
Interviewer asks Delewski if his experience on the Laffey changed him. On the day that all of this happened [Annotator'...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
William Disanza worked in the office for Falcon Buick. His job was to be the follow up guy. He would contact the...
Lynn Compton does not remember when he went back to Normandy for the first time but realized war is fought on normal...
The end of the war was approaching. Baum went to the command platoon, to Abrams, to get permission to rejoin the troops...
When they landed in England, Charles Scheffel had been shuffled around as an officer in the regiment. He was all over...
Mervosh believes that it is very important to continue to study and learn about World War II so that future generations...
They also knew through a radio set that they had that the Rhine River was under siege. They were aware that the...
During the last few days of the war there was very little action. Most of the Germans were figuring out a way to...
Baptiste would be watchful. There are countries and people who want to see this country go under so he believes that we...
Alexander Jefferson worked in the post office when he returned home from war after school. Jefferson discovered his...
Bailey feels that war should be over with. His division fought the Chinese in North Korea. Young men are fighting today...
Deen remembers the fear that was prevalent among the replacements, yet they responded when it was time to fight. He...
One of Crump’s friends was on watch on a ship that was torpedoed. Crump’s convoy had about 35 percent casualties. The...
Many years after the war James Goodrich went back to Iwo Jima. The visit helped him a lot with his own feelings about...
After the war, James Smith had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. He got a job before he was even discharged from...
The war changed John Luckadoo’s life pretty drastically. He matured rapidly when faced with going out every day and...
Richard Ford had 180 men in his company with six officers in his LCI [Annotators Note: Landing Craft Infantry] on D Day...

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