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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...
Before Vernon Tweedt was discharged in Germany, his then-girlfriend had written him. A pastor had offered her a job...
Arthur Pendleton made a lot of friends and had a lot of fun. At the end of his fourth year which he had signed up for...
Isaac Edward could not find much work after being discharged at the end of the war so he volunteered for the US Air...
Ben Ray Bost had a new captain come aboard [Annotator's Note: the USS LSM-316] after Captain Fritsch [Annotator's Note...
Raymond Eugene Overcash was born in Lanett, Alabama in 1923. He was drafted in 1943. He did his basic training in...
Moise S. Steeg, Jr. and the other men stationed there [Annotator's Note: at Keesler Field, now Keesler Air Force Base...
Marvin Hill had a famous bandleader aboard his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748)]. Eddie Duchin...
General John Singlaub was born in 1921 in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Range of California. His grandfather...
Wayne Peer was born in December 1923 in Keenesburg, Colorado and grew up in Keenesburg until his teen years when the...
Walter Alan Bowsher, Jr. was born in Fort Riley, Kansas. His father was in the Army chasing Poncho Villa at the time....
Carlos V. Reed was born in December 1923 in Los Angeles, California. He was an only child. Before he was one year old,...
Edward Gerrits was born in Racine, Wisconsin, but was raised in Miami, Florida. He enjoyed going to the Florida...
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was born in September 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father worked at the Roosevelt...
Lewis Thomas Easterling was born in January 1924 in Ellerbe, North Carolina and grew up in Rockingham [Annotator's...
Randall Edwards was born in July 1917 near Pine Bluff, Wyoming. His family lived on ranches in various parts of the...
Adam Istre was born in 1927 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, but the family moved to a farm outside of Gueydan, Louisiana...
Homer Johnson remembered that during his two years of service, his mother's hair turned from black to white. People...
The LSM-319 [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship Medium] on which Ogden Saik served made about six other beachheads all...
As a kid from Nebraska, Kenneth Marshall was not aware of the hazards of sun exposure in the south Pacific, and he was...
By the time Kenneth A. Lafleur had enough points to go home, he had flown 41 missions in the Pacific. Lafleur remarked...
Robert Mayes knew the end of the war was impending when the Germans were trying to surrender to his unit [Annotator's...
Darold Rice says that soon after he was retired from the war and was taken to a hospital in Luxembourg. He ate, slept,...
When the war in Europe ended, James B. Jones was told he would be going to Japan. The invasion was cancelled after the...
Dominic Geraci was overseas for 26 months. He stayed with the 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. He was...
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...
Leon Williamson was transferred back to the United States and was sent to Cherry Point [Annotator's Note: Marine Air...
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...
When the GIs started pushing the Germans back [Annotator's Note: during the later stages of the Battle of the Bulge],...
When the war ended, Thomas Ballew's unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] was in Furth...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Arst and the interviewer discuss some of his old comrades and their current whereabouts.] One...
Jimmy Doi encountered Italian fascists at San Terenzo. San Terenzo was their last big battle. They were down in a gully...

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