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Once William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, he resumed command of his machine gun...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
One morning, shortly after Thanksgiving [Annotator's Note: 23 November 1944], Edward E. Boyles could not get up from...
Anton Jaber took his basic training at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. He went right into advanced training with his division [...
James Crane was waiting for D-Day in the war zone. They knew it was coming but did not know when. They had departed New...
Leslie Aigner and the other inmates were weak when they entered the camp [Annotator's Note: Dachau concentration camp...
Clarence Carlson was in Belgium when President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President...
David Verlander was given leave, and he went home to his family in New Orleans, Louisiana, after which he began a four...
Revis Haslett went to Miami, Florida for the trip overseas around the middle of November [Annotator's Note: November...
Philip Dunford was discharged from the US Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp...
Despite his excitement at being liberated from German custody, Rothacker Smith knew he was to return to a racist and...
When Harry Bell steamed into New York Harbor one of the first things he saw was the Statue of Liberty. When he saw it...
Lloyd Duncan remained in the service for 90 days after the war ended. He continued flying every day. He was one of only...
John Elliott left the Pacific with seven of his crew and some extra personnel, flying from Tinian to Kwajalein to...
Joseph Massey returned to the United States and ended up at Fort Lewis, Washington. He was processed with guys coming...
Although the war ended in Europe, America was still fighting the Japanese in the East. Jules Levin was chosen to be...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Romus Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Gabriel Spinelli didn't go home immediately after the war's end but it wasn't long before he was shipped to India for a...
Gustave Heinecke was made a Lieutenant, and as commanding officer was in charge of taking the USS LCS(L)(3)-1 back...
Marvin Hill had a famous bandleader aboard his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748)]. Eddie Duchin...
Frank Kubiak and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Vicksburg (CL-86)] went to the Philippines because it was stricken...
Olin Tisdale's newly launched ship was meant to take a Seabee unit to Iwo Jima to refurbish landing strips. However,...
Perry Smith was born at West Point, New York in 1934 while his father was serving as an instructor at the US Military...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was born in September 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father worked at the Roosevelt...
Adam Istre was born in 1927 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, but the family moved to a farm outside of Gueydan, Louisiana...
When he was in high school, Paul Amrod played baseball as a catcher. In the service, he learned he was not major league...
Kelly Kuwayama was away from his unit for about three weeks before he had to rejoin them. The 44nd was sent back to...
The LSM-319 [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship Medium] on which Ogden Saik served made about six other beachheads all...
Darold Rice says that soon after he was retired from the war and was taken to a hospital in Luxembourg. He ate, slept,...
Sidney LaPook joined the 4th Auxiliary Surgical Group about a week before the war ended. He was hoping to be able to...
Walter Broll and the Grace Abbott left Bari, Italy and headed for the ocean. Broll and the deck crew secured the...
Jack Brukman could not tell the war was coming to a close. The airplanes he serviced as a ground crewman had been...
Benedict Bronder was shipped to Africa on an LCI, or Landing Craft Infantry, and then from Africa to the United States...
William Leo Spaetgens was pulled out of the Navy Armed Guard in January 1945. Many men were removed from that service...
After combat on Tinian ended and the island was secured, Ira Schilling was sent to Hawaii. First, however, he reported...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...

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