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In July 1946, Carl Caffarel was separated from the Navy and put on inactive reserve. He went back to Port Allen, and...
Before Calvin Summers was discharged, he told his family he was on his way home. While he was still in Maryland, he...
Robert Kelso's unit was sent back all at one time [Annotator’s Note: Robert Kelso served on a gun crew with the 342nd...
After training, Henry Mahier was patrolling up and down the east coast of the United States [Annotator's Note: aboard a...
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...
Barney Hajiro spent time in Nice, France and then in Michigan in hospitals recovering from his combat wounds. While in...
Benigno Martinez and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division] rounded up...
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 the war, Leroy Fadem's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LST-871] was in the first task group to enter Nagasaki harbor...
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...
Robert Maxwell stayed in the military shortly after recuperating from his foot wound. [Annotator's Note: Maxwell...
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...
Frank H. O'Leary took a job as the clothing quartermaster at Camp Lejeune [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Base Camp...
Calvin Moret was still a 19 year old teenager when his mother pinned his wings on him. The war in the Pacific ended...
Henry A. Tacket and the USS Heermann (DD-532) performed picket duty after the war ended. His destroyer was on watch to...
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...
Clarence Schilperoot returned home by train after reaching the United States. He had a reunion with his parents upon...
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...
Kaliste Saloom returned home after nearly four years in the military. Almost three years were spent overseas. He had...
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,...
William Laubner never flew after the war. A P-38 [Annotator's Note: Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter aircraft] could...

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