Reflections

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The picture of Leisey is on half a dozen things that he can think of. He has copies of the picture that go back to 1944...
Billow did not give an interview for the trials in Europe. He has been interviewed several times since the war. He...
Lyle Bouck and Slape [Annotator's Note: US Army Sgt. William Slape] went back and got the platoon members who were to...
Chuck recalls being stripped naked with his hands locked behind his head. The Japanese would hit them with a giant...
On the 3rd of January 1945 the 101st [Annotator's note: 101st Airborne Division] attacked through the Bois Jacques...
Connick recalls having great respect for the Marines they picked up at Iwo Jima. He watched them fight, seeing the...
Inouye helped liberate a village as well. One of the churches in the village had a high steeple. He asked the priest if...
Flournoy believes that World War II changed the world. She also believes that any current war will change the world....
In Vietnam, Barfoot found the news different from the perspective he got from it in the United States. He saw and heard...
Blonder feels that it is very important to have a museum that preserves the history of the war, like the World War II...
It was a wonderful experience. Stinson would not trade a million dollars for his experience in World War II. On average...
The Americal [Annotator's Note: the US Army Americal Division] came in in October [Annotator's Note: October 1942] and...
Blanchard was still feeling the effects of the smoke inhalation when he was in Honolulu. He dealt with this injury for...
Paluch has pictures of the Malmedy Memorial. He does not think about the massacre that much anymore. He has other...
The only benefits they were eligible for was housing and medical benefits. The WASP [Women’s Airforce Service Program]...
They landed in Sicily at a little town called Gela. It was still dark when they landed and the Germans were shooting at...
Tenney did not believe the photo he saw of the Japanese soldier in Hollywood star and started laughing at it. The...
Charles Bishop stayed with the Piranha [Annotators Note: USS Piranha (SS-389)] to put her out of commission since he...
The Rangers detrucked in Kleinhaus at about 2:00 o'clock in the morning of 7 December 1944. Then they marched a couple...
Robert Christie notes that the armored tank units worked with the armored infantry. One of the residents at Christie's...
The patients McNeil treated were good and were grateful for every little thing the nurses did.The nurses would sit and...
James witnessed one of the atomic bomb blasts at Bikini Atoll after the war. That is how he realized how the war really...
The French Foreign Legion decided to fight with the Allies. Charles Scheffel stayed in the tunnel in Algiers that night...
Kanaya felt that living during the Depression years and learning to live under those conditions, working and living on...
Erickson had supportive parents. They were worried about her, especially after Claudia passed away. They were happy...
Michael Cokinos was only in charge of Russian prisoners for a short amount of time. The Russians were prisoners of the...
Giles Bacon visited the military cemetery at Honolulu years after the war. It is a beautiful memorial. One of the men...
McClellan did not keep in touch with any of the men he served with after the war. He never attended any reunions. He...
When they got to the Marshall Islands they had to go over the side of the ship; that was a hard thing to do. He did not...
The most significant thing to occur during the Battle of Midway that allowed for American victory is up for debate....
When the ceremony was over [Annotator’s Note: the Japanese surrender ceremony on 2 September 1945] the sky was filled...
Oscar Johnson was in Moosburg until General Patton came in and rescued them. It was quite a day. They could see shells...
They were interrogated in Frankfurt. They were only supposed to tell them name, rank, and serial number. A German...
One could fire automatically from the hip. The M-1 could get muddy, wet, and whatever else and it would fire. The...
Leisey recalls having to do sponge ball therapy so he could build up the strength up in his hand. He has problems...
Miller Lampell, who had written a radio program, was assigned by the New York Herald Tribune to write Ben Kuroki's...

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