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Donelson Houseman experienced a terrible event after he was liberated. He went into town and could see the tanks [...
[Annotators Note: Robert Freligh served as a TBF and TBM Avenger torpedo bomber pilot in Torpedo Squadron 13 (VT-13),...
Norris Waddill crossed the Rhine River about a month after Christmas [Annotator's Note: in early 1945]. Engineers were...
James Muri knew the Navy had sunk four Japanese carriers during the battle [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of...
Henry A. Tacket was aboard the USS Heermann (DD-532) during the Battle off Samar. Battle damage examination afterward...
Charles Womack and every other Marine on the island were fully aware that they were headed for Japan after the fighting...
Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
James Kemp McLaughlin returned home after the war and received a 30 day leave after which he reported to the...
When Dale LeBlanc heard the news that the battle [Annotator's Note: Battle of Okinawa] was over he was relieved. One...
Raymond VanDuzer was liberated by an advance echelon of American troops. The American soldiers marched the prisoners...
Richard Field and the other men of 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion had to buy scarves and jackets from the armored...
Charles Murray's company [Annotator's Note: Company C, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division]...
Jack Houston returned to the United States around May 1946. He was discharged at the end of May or beginning of June in...
Emil Schoonejans was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when the war ended. They had been sent back to the United States for...
For Allen Tillery, returning to civilian life was not much of an adjustment because it happened so fast. He thought for...
Edward Stone realized that the United States was not prepared for war when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened. He saw...
When Ralph Weymouth left Guadalcanal he returned to the United States. He was flown to Noumea where he boarded the SS...
Nathan Taffel came to the United States and lost contact with his brother in Argentina. Taffel had a brother-in-law in...
Richard Ryan served aboard the Tripoli [Annotator's Note: USS Tripoli (CVE-64)] in the Pacific and the Card [Annotator'...
Felix Polito and the 1st Special Service Force were part of the breakout from Anzio beachhead. They were about ten...
Robert Swan left the island [Annotator's Note: Midway Island] around 8 or 10 June [Annotator's Note: June 1942]. Even...
[Annotator's Note: Orville Bethard served as an Electrician’s Mate aboard the USS St. Lo (CVE-63) which was sunk during...
Donald Lindquist, of the US Merchant Marine, was likely in Ulithi or the Philippines, when the United States dropped...
Sidney Philips remembers being in San Diego for two weeks [Annotators Note: after returning from his combat tour in the...
Murphy Burke made good, lasting friendships while in the Navy, and when he got out, he took advantage of the G.I. Bill...
Douglas Harper remembers everyone starting to talk about going home [Annotator's Note: after the war in the Pacific...
Basil Woolf returned from North Africa on his landing craft [Annotator's Note: LCH-269] and voyaged to England. En...
Arthur Jackson's first contact with the enemy on Okinawa was during a patrol. He volunteered for everything. He was...
Edward "Babe" Heffron went to Bastone for his next mission [Annotator's Note: this occurred at the outset of the Battle...
Carl Peterson went into the Battle of the Bulge near Aachen [Annotator's Note: Aachen, Germany]. He was only there...
Charles Littig was selected for PT school following his graduation in December 1942 as a Navy midshipman at...
Marvin Westcott chose the Navy because San Francisco was a Navy town. Additionally, his father had taken his boys to...
William Rupp felt it was time to go into the Navy just before he reached 18 years of age. He told his parents that he...
William B. Hughes knew he wanted to be a soldier when he first saw his brother in uniform. He eventually joined the...
Marigold McNeely and her sister Jennifer had been invited by an American officer named Captain Richardson [Annotator's...
Norman Riggsby remained in the hospital for several months while his wounds healed [Annotator’s Note: he had first been...

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