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His mother was surprised and excited when Moses Hogan came home on leave in 1943. After 30 days Moses went back to...
Herman Prager witnessed the end of the war while on Midway Island. Following Midway, he sailed to Pearl Harbor for rest...
William Pierce returned to San Francisco in March 1946. He was discharged in April 1946. He was shipped back to New...
Richard Nummer returned to the United States in July 1946 after being in Japan for nine months. While on the trip home...
Joseph LaNier did not know what he would do after the service. He was reserve and not regular Army. Consequently, his...
After Okinawa, John Nicholas and the USS Gayety [Annotator's Note: USS Gayety (AM-239)] were sent to sweep for mines in...
Benjamin Carson was on Guam when the war in the Pacific came to an end. All of the ship whistles and horns were blowing...
At the end of the war, Elmo Espree was transported through the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean...
Forrest Villarrubia was home from the Pacific by December 1945, but he had to continue in the service because he did...
Opal Grapes returned to the United States to study tropical medicine. She spent several months at Camp Siebert, Alabama...
Murray Glass hated the Nazis. For years after the war, he had no use for Germans. The German denial of the Holocaust...
James Gaffney discusses transition back into civilian life and his home life with two new children following his return...
Abe Milkis took a train home from New York. [Annotator’s Note: he arrived in New York after he returned from Europe...
Henry Malec did not have sufficient points to return home immediately after the war ended. He was subject to being...
Calvin Moret was still a 19 year old teenager when his mother pinned his wings on him. The war in the Pacific ended...
Samuel Lombardo did not think much of the German people. He felt they were negligent in allowing Hitler's [Annotator's...
Jack Madden was in Europe when the war ended. He was delighted. He had not followed the course of the war too closely...
Roy Uthes was in Myitkyinā when word was received about the end of the war with Japan. After the war he was flown out...
Burton Johnson remembers when he heard of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's death. Harry Truman was not a surprise as...
Joseph Simpson felt like a liberator while in France and Belgium. People in Belgium today treat the American veterans...
When the war in Europe ended, Herbert Auerbach found out there was a point system set up to determine who went home and...
Richard Witaker spent six months in China with the 6th Marine Division after the war. He returned to the United States...
William Leo Spaetgens was changed by World War 2. He hated school with a passion. After making it to the tenth grade,...
John LeBure knew that work was being reduced so he left the company [Annotator's Note: Higgins Industries in New...
Following the end of the war, Harold Joslin remained in Japan briefly. The former captives were brought to a landing...
Roger Shaw decided to be a doctor after his service because he wanted more education. He quickly finished his...
Yukio Kawamoto was a precious child for his parents. The draft got him and he went to war. Kawamoto worked for the...
Curt Simmons was in New Orleans on VJ-Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over Japan Day]. In order to get discharged, the...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...
Lawrence Yatsu got a medical discharge. He had been in the hospital for over six months when he got his CDD, or...
Tokuji Yoshihashi returned home in June 1946. The colors for the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat...
The military taught Richard Baile discipline. It also gave him another education. The combination of his college...
Mahlen Arledge arrived at home from his overseas service without fanfare or even a greeting. He was glad to get back to...
Arthur Staymates was relieved of his duty in Nuremburg [Annotator's Note: he had been Commander of the Guard during the...
After the war, James Allen lost contact with many of his friends from the war. He was busy with college and did not...
James Gulotta got back home in January 1946. He wanted to pick up his studies so after about a two week rest he went...

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