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James Goodrich was taken from Iwo Jima to a hospital on Guam. He was on Guam for about 12 or 13 days before being...
Edward Chinnis was ready to go home after the war but he did have a lot of fun in the Navy. After leaving the Navy, he...
James Nerison was sent home because it was his turn. After a year, men in his outfit were sent home for a 30 day...
Thomas Ballew served with the 231st Searchlight Battalion which was attached to the 9th Air Force. Ballew was born in...
Thomas Edgar Morgan, Sr. was discharged from the Marines as a Sergeant. While fighting on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts at tape break and the conversation is mid-sentence about Frank Purvis' new baby...
When Edward Chinnis reported aboard the ship [Annotator's Note: USS Dorchester (APB-46)], there was a third class...
The Rangers de-trucked in Kleinhaus at about two in the morning of 7 December 1944 then marched a couple of miles to...
William Martin did not have enough points to go home, so he took a B-25 [Annotator's Note: North American B-25 Mitchell...
Chafer Honea was in the 581st Antiaircraft Battalion [Annotator's Note: 581st AAA AW Battalion (Mobile)] after the war...
James McDermott was at Moosburg [Annotator’s Note: Stalag VII-A in Moosburg, Germany] when the Germans surrendered. He...
Lewis Guidry returned home aboard a ship. He sailed on New Year's Day [Annotator's Note: 1 January 1946] from northern...
Returning home from overseas, Alonzo Emerson remembers enjoying steak and fresh milk, two foods they didn't have while...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Field served in the Army as a paratrooper with the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion, then...
Frank Stewart was in the hospital on Espiritu Santos. After about ten days, he decided to go down the hall to the...
The medics tagged Robert L. Williams with stating that he was suffering from combat exhaustion and he was brought to...
The following day, Richard Scheerer was sent to a hospital on shore. One day Scheerer had to have his lungs aspirated....
As a "lowly naval officer", Milton Muelder knew his opinion that the plans in place were "no damn good," and decided...
Leo Porteau's squad [Annotator's Note: Porteau was a squad leader in Company B, 1st Battalion, 185th Infantry Regiment...
Sterling Baker was on the invasions of Kwajalein [Annotator's Note: Kwajalein, Marshall Islands] and Enewetok [...
Waldeman Czaban's first experience bringing in casualties was disturbing. He thought about how young the wounded...
The ship Melvin Abadie was assigned to [Annotator's Note: USS Appalachian (AGC-1)] was one of 18 ships that took troops...
Matthew Poye was assigned to the Eigth Army as part of the occupation force in Japan. While stationed in Toyama City [...
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi recalled preparing to go to Japan for an invasion, but he also knew from interrogating many...
Richard Higgins joined the Marine Corps in 1940. He was set on the Marine Corps from the beginning. He never considered...
At the end of the war, Ernst Schrader fought in the streets against the Czechs in the Sudetenland. The Czechs rebelled...
The last mission Maynard David flew was on 30 August [Annotator's Note: 30 August 1945]. It was an air-sea rescue...
Joseph Blouin did not fly any missions after D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June...
It only took four days for the ship to cross the Atlantic. They landed in Boston and, after going ashore, Charles Fitts...
John Witmeyer and the entire 79th Infantry Division were involved in the Battle of the Bulge, and he and his men fought...
Chafer Honea was discharged at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It was late at night and there was a soldier at Fort Bragg...
[Annotator's Note: David Harvey was discharged from the Navy in 1946. He then joined the Army for the Korean War on 1...
Leaving Okinawa, Robert Knudson shipped back to San Diego, California in the fall of 1945, then got a 30 day leave. His...
During the war James Salerno did not like the Japanese and had nothing nice to say about them. The Japanese soldiers...
Carey Suratt left the Navy when his enlistment time was completed. In 1950, someone recommended Suratt join a new Army...
The captain [Annotator's Note: Captain Albert Finley France, Jr.] told Tarrant that the Navy was going to be different...

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