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Thomas Tizzard says that his most memorable experience of World War 2 is hard to pin down. It could be the first time...
George Hardy came back [Annotator's Note: From Vietnam] in the spring of 1971. He had a physical and failed so he lost...
Benjamin Schleider was impressed by seeing men in high places who had no hesitancy about talking to someone higher in...
Samson Alexander's most memorable experience of World War 2 was when Harry Truman [Annotator's Note: Harry S. Truman,...
Lauren Swinney wrote an hour long show called Lauren Does Bacall. She has been planning to perform the show but Jim [...
In May 1945, John Earles deployed to a tent city in Hawaii, and from there he was sent to Guam. At the time, the island...
Captain Ben Schwartzwalder, Lieutenant John Marr's superior in command of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment...
The Civilian Pilot Training Program was offered in college and students would receive one credit hour. Richard Baile...
The captain [Annotator's Note: Captain Albert Finley France, Jr.] told Tarrant that the Navy was going to be different...
John Laborde spent a full year in Tokyo, Japan from 29 August 1945 until 20 August 1946 as member of MacArthur's [...
For John Marr it is paramount to relentlessly train military leadership based on the lessons learned from failed...
[Annotator's Note: There is an odd cut in video here.] Ernest Gross was sent from Auschwitz [Annotator's Note:...
Ghislaine Hegerty and her city [Annotator's Note: Courtrai, Belgium] were liberated by the British after harsh fighting...
Robert Swift did not meet any of the Russians at the end of the war although they did pass through his area. After the...
[Annotator's Note: John Angier was a prisoner of war in Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany.] The German forces held even...
The Japanese captors held the prisoners' mail and Red Cross packages until the war was over, and Ralph Griffith didn't...
Joseph Yourkavitch was a prisoner for about eight months. There was no radio in the camp and there was no word of the...
Anne Levy initially thought the Russian liberators were going to be better than the German oppressors. She would...
The worst camp Pearson Riddle stayed at was every camp following his experience in China. The worst camp he stayed in...
After he was separated from the Army, Ikari ended up in Los Angeles but he was a little lost. He had thoughts about...
John Caraway stayed in the reserves and was called up when the Korean War broke out. In October 1950, he shipped out of...
[Annotators Note: The tape skips at the beginning of this segment. The segment begins with Robert Walter talking about...
The USS Appalachian (AGC-1) was equipped to be the head communications ship for the Bikini test [Annotator's Note:...
Van Barfoot grew up on a farm and his family was all on the farm. They grew cotton and corn and made a living during...
When Roy Johnston returned to his wife's home place, he took a job at the International Paper Company where his spouse...
James McDermott does not think the Japanese surrender affected him as much as the war in Europe ending did because he...
Lowell Hughes feels his war service made him grow up. That is the main thing. He was a man when he got out which might...
John Moran was home on leave when Japan surrendered [Annotator's Note: on 15 August 1945]. He had left Europe around 1...
Irwin Stovroff reminds people that freedom is not free. The volunteers in the military who serve today often have to...
Lloyd Reese had been liberated from a prisoner-of-war camp in Romania in September 1945 and returned to the United...
Lauren Swinney always had at least three occupations at the same time. She wanted to learn everything and do everything...
In 1947, after being liberated from Dachau [Annotator's Note: Dachau; first concentration camp; Dachau, Germany] just...
Norman Neste had no preconceived ideas of what the German military would be like. Once he had encountered them, he...
Moses Hogan wasn't afraid. He didn't believe America would be attacked by the Japanese; after all, officials from that...
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...

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