Reflections

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Church was able to keep his wits about him during his prisoner experience because every man he was with was in the same...
William Disanza's business lasted over 30 years. The war did not change Disanza drastically. He was in the Civilian...
To Mann, Dachau was a major example of man's inhumanity to man.Maybe future generations can handle more effectively,...
There was 1 company of tanks, 1 company of infantry and a company for support. Kanaya is not sure how they did it, but...
Recently Hairston went to artillery OCS [Annotator’s Note: Officer Candidate School] to learn how today's generations...
The discipline in the Marine Corps helped to make Deen’s life successful. He is glad that he went through it and the...
James Smith feels there are parts of World War 2 that can be pretty instructive to the future. He believes that with...
There were two black soldiers at the door yelling that the Germans were coming. Lyle Bouck and Kriz [Annotators Note:...
Richard Ford recalls one time when they got a bunch of replacements. He thought those guys were something else. Four or...
Church recently made a trip back to Guam and laid a wreath down at the monument for the soldiers killed there during...
William Disanza is not positive about everything but he thinks the Great Depression could never repeat itself. Disanza...
Baum recalls the POWs at Hammelburg and the concentration camps victims they encountered. They brought their...
People in combat are people in combat. Hairston does not believe in women in combat. He is the father of 4 daughters...
The project by John Eisenhower kick started Lyle Bouck's initiative to contact his former comrades. Bouck has been...
Vernon Baker got out of the army on 28 August 1968, 35 years before the interview. He was 83 years old during this...
Richard Ford is able to watch World War 2 movies. Most of the movies in his opinion are a bunch of BS. They do things...
When Edward LaPorta was in North Africa they wore a combat suit. At night they put on heavier clothes because it gets...
John Noack was able to keep a fair distribution system set up in his barracks to ensure everybody got a decent share....
Baum goes on to discuss his career after the war. In 1948, he worked with the Israelis during that war. He advised them...
During that period, the Russian prisoners got along with the American prisoners. One of them made a cigarette case for...
Richard Ford believes that is important for people to know what happened during the war. A lot of people complain about...
John Noack was flown out of Barth, Germany and taken to a camp in France. They stayed there for about three or four...
Kanaya had no idea if everyone made it back. They got off of the train in Chicago; there was a train from the Pacific...
Zawada regrets not finding out who the others prisoners were in his ward. He's never been able to find out anything...
[Annotator’s Note: Interviewer explains to Noack about an item in The National WWII Museum's collection.] John Noack...
Freddie Ohr learned that his uncle had flown as a top turret gunner in B-25 bombers based in Africa. Ohr did not know...
Phoutrides took part in the Normandy invasion. He knew what was happening but couldn't understand the enormity of the...
[Annotators Note: Eva Aigner was a young Jewish girl from Czechoslovakia. After the anti-Jewish laws were implemented...
Inouye realized that there were problems in every state. Segregation in the south was a problem. He was confident that...
[Annotators Note: Robert Murphy served in the army as a paratrooper and pathfinder in Company A, 1st Battalion, 505th...
They proceeded to Samar to the repair base. The boats had already begun to be renovated because they had been assigned...
Wilburn K. Ross was on a ship heading through the Straits of Gibraltar when an announcement was made that Germany had...
Tenney's first contact with the Japanese was on the morning of the 10th [Annotator’s Note: April 10, 1942] in a bivouac...

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