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Richard Klenoski was at a rest home [Annotator's Note: a flak house; a designated rest home for American airmen who...
Daniel Samuelson finished his 35 missions. He had flown over from Florida to Scotland and then went to England. After...
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...
Norman Raner went home for 30 days and then was transferred down to Hot Springs, Arkansas for R...
When Bernard Smith got back to the United States, he was interviewed and told he had a choice of schools where he could...
David Heath was told the Marines could not use a man with a hole in his stomach, so he was shipped back to Camp...
[Annotator's Note: William Nesser served aboard the SS Kalliopi, and was returning to the United States from England.]...
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...
Life on base was "awful" according to Edwin Sved. The men lived in tents set up in the mud and took cold showers, but...
Edgar De Pue Osgood spent some time on liberty [Annotator's Note: an authorized absence for a short period of time]...
Norman Johnson recalls moving through France and into Germany and how many of the people stood down and surrendered as...
Arthur Jackson's first contact with the enemy on Okinawa was during a patrol. He volunteered for everything. He was...
Bill Norberg [Annotator's Note: aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6)] was out of action for some time. In late October 1942...
Edward "Babe" Heffron went to Bastone for his next mission [Annotator's Note: this occurred at the outset of the Battle...
Steve Sivak [Annotator's Note: a supply clerk in the 72nd Publicity Service Battalion, 3rd Army] made his way from...
When the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December 1944 to...
Carl Peterson went into the Battle of the Bulge near Aachen [Annotator's Note: Aachen, Germany]. He was only there...
The horrible times for F.M. Richard Simons were mortars and trying not to fall asleep in his foxhole. Once, they heard...
Jack Rolfson born in September 1921 in Omaha, Nebraska. He grew up in the city, went to school, and would ride his bike...
Ralph C. Franklin did not pass his first physical for the Marine Corps because he was underweight. He ate bananas and...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Kissam was in the US Merchant Marine aboard the SS Thomas Nelson Page. When he returned from...
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...
When Claude Taylor turned 18, he enlisted in the Navy. His father had been in the Army in France in World War 1. The...
Herbert Fontenot went to Camp Wallace, Texas for Navy boot camp. He had no problem with the weather but wearing boots...
Robert Perry did his Navy boot camp in San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California]. He was then sent to...
William B. Hughes knew he wanted to be a soldier when he first saw his brother in uniform. He eventually joined the...
While stationed in Polebrook, England [Annotator's Note: with the 511th Bombardment Squadron, 351st Bombardment Group,...
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...
Joseph Yourkavitch was born in October 1925. He served in Company C, 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th...
James Shelton Scales was in the Marine Corps when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese...
Rob Roy Ratliff was assigned to the communications section of Headquarters, 5th Marine Division. At the time, the 5th...

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