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Davis Gordon Mayes was born in February 1919 in Pontotoc, Texas. During his service in World War 2, he served on the...
Not long after the Germans surrendered, Albert Hatala's battalion [Annotator's Note: Hatala was a member of...
Hersey Goodwin flew one mission over Iwo [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan] where they [Annotator's Note: 11th...
Rivers Richardson King was born in October 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Great Depression effected his family...
Thomas Murphy talks to high schools about the war. When a young girl asked him which of his medals he was the most...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
Mary R. Stricklan's uniform [Annotator's Note: in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) then Women's Army Corps (WAC...
Norman Riggsby worked as an MP [Annotator’s Note: military policeman] and as a judge. When they not on motorcycle...
Wallace Hurley contracted pneumonia during the Battle of the Bulge. He was in the hospital for four days. Following his...
Joseph Massey was discharged as a PFC [Annotator's Note: Private First Class]. There were no promotions. He was only a...
Some of the Germans were good. Robert Stephen Bebko felt sorry for the kids. At Saarbrucken [Annotator's Note:...
On the 13 February 1945, Harold Baumgarten took his discharge papers to the Bronx County Courthouse. By 14 February, he...
Gene R. Jerabek's [Annotator's Note: a lieutenant in the US Army Nurse Corps with the 8th Evacuation Hospital] husband...
Occasionally, Louis Massengale said, the guys would pull little tricks, and he described a "hot foot." When lit, a...
One day, Mort Walker heard on the radio that the war was over so he arranged for a train to take all of the Germans,...
Clarence Herbert Weatherwax was in the town of Bad Ems, Germany. They located some alcohol and he got intoxicated. He...
David Verlander attended the graduation of his former classmates from Officer Candidate School, and, as was the...
From Munich they [Annotator's Note: Joseph Rockforte and his fellow newly liberated POWs] went to Le Havre. Rockforte...
When Vincent Pale and his fellow prisoners were liberated by General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant...
After spending one day in Paris, France, Hugh Colbert boarded a train for Le Havre, France in Normandy. Upon arriving...
After the Germans surrendered, Seymour Mermelstein was part of rounding them up to send back to Germany. [Annotator's...
When the 32nd Division [Annotator's Note: 32nd Infantry Division] was called back, Emmanuel Damonte was transferred to...
Following their liberation, Glen Jostad and over 100,000 other POWs were gather together and eventually flown out for...
Before George Wichterich went overseas he was in Camp Miles Standish near Boston for a couple weeks getting his shots...
Charles Coolidge discusses his reunion with his family. When he got to Camp Atterbury he went to the Top Sergeant and...
Joseph Romano had mixed feelings about going home. He got disappointed when he went to Camp Kilmer [Annotator's Note:...
The trip home took 11 days. After docking in Norfolk they [Annotator's Note: John Sacks and his fellow newly liberated...
Astley Blackwell’s ship [Annotator's Note: the USS St. Lo (CVE-63)] was sunk on 25 October [Annotator's Note: 25...
Harold Bergbower remembers the freedom to eat as much as he wanted after he was freed from the Japanese POW [Annotator'...
Edmund Durocher spent three months on Pavuvu. The Marine brass cut the division [Annotator's Note: the 1st Marine...
Robert Huber and the rest of his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 3rd Battalion, 415th Infantry Regiment, 104th...
Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and Caudill [Annotator's Note: unsure of spelling, but this was Hazard's Sergeant] went to Le...
The camp [Annotator's Note: Camp Lucky Strike, between Cany and Saint-Valery, France] was Seventh Heaven. They [...
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...

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