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The Wagner's hosted a student from Egypt and learned a lot about his religion.She feels that many people don't like...
Italy was different fighting then North Africa. In North Africa it was mostly wide open plains with rolling hills. In...
Chuck feels that a lot of veterans have embellished their prisoner of war experience. He felt as if it was not that bad...
Malarkey went to Normandy, France to meet with the family who owned the farm where he had fought on D-Day. The family...
For Hurd, the most difficult part of the war was crossing the beachhead onto French soil because they didn't know what...
Leahr believes that young people should be taught about what men like him went through. The racism and segregation he...
Inouye respects the United States because they were able to say after the war that it was wrong that Japanese-Americans...
Barfoot has returned to Italy and France, but not back to Vietnam. He went all over France and Germany. He returned at...
When McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work and activity was based around survival. The men would improve their living...
James Nerison was sent home because it was his turn. After a year men in his outfit were sent home for a 30 day...
Blonder remembers the events of the "Lost Battalion" [Annotator’s Note: 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry, 36th Infantry...
Yellin went to see Doris, but his name was called to go on an airplane back to New York. A Lieutenant Colonel gave...
Joseph Hochadel was wounded in his left leg and had one surgery to fix it. He was in the hospital for approximately a...
Most of the time, they got along with the Filipinos. Stinson notes that any foreigner who comes in and occupies another...
When Blanchard's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Franklin, CV-13] was attacked he didn't realize how close they were to...
Paluch believes that it is very important that institutions like the World War II Museum preserve the stories of people...
The train station manager said that the tracks were blown up and that passage to Yokahama would be impossible. Church...
When the grenade blew Quintana off the hill he does not remember if it knocked him unconscious but he does remember...
Snapp met some of the women in the First Air Force class, some were astronauts. They had a tough time as well. Snapp's...
They had a point system [Annotator's Note: in regards to how soon 1 was discharged] depending on various factors like...
Michael Doi believes that the war did not change his personality. Doi was an athlete in high school. He was a pole...
Robert Christie notes that in the war all of the high philosophical things go out of the window. To actually see it and...
Dupuy and his flight were coming back from Kyushu [Annotator’s Note: Japanese main island]. One of their pilots had...
[Annotators Note: Joseph Diamond served in the army as a combat medic with the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry...
Wahlen said he hesitated talking about the war when he came home, but sometimes the pressure was put on him to talk....
McNeil doesn't think that her time in the army changed her life in any way. She was able to see the world.She feels...
[Annotators Note: Harold Ward served in the navy as a mess attendant aboard the heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38...
President Harry S. Truman was convinced to come to the west coast [Annotator’s Note: to award Hawk with the Medal of...
They were supposed to leave around 4 p.m., but they were delayed because the area around Schweinheim had not been...
David Paul Spencer heard about the end of the war through the paper. Spencer remembers that he had to go through...
Erickson was always active in church groups and organizations such as Daughters of the American Revolution. She lost...
Kaylor was only about 500 yards away from the Japanese. They were so hungry that they ate despite the smells.Kaylor...
Michael Cokinos had to let the people know that the kids' stomachs were too small to eat certain food at that point....
[Annotators Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
Starnes has thought about the night the USS Boise ambushed the Tokyo Express many times. He had a sense of apprehension...
After the war, Oscar Johnson remained single and never had children. He did not marry until 1986. He feels his wife [...

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