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Waldeman Czaban's first experience bringing in casualties was disturbing. He thought about how young the wounded...
Oliver Donald Anthony Babbits was still on the ship when the Marines on Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan]...
The racism James B. Jones experienced was bad. He thought it was worse for northerners who went to the south. In 1935...
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...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Werner snuck out of Austria and made his way to the United States, arriving on 8 May 1939.]...
The kamikazes were day and night [Annotator's Note: during the Battle of Okinawa, code-named Operation Iceberg, 1 April...
Normand F. Gallichant was preparing to hit the beaches of Japan just before the war ended. Defenses in Japan would have...
Raymond Urban was called back for Korea but spent his time at Camp Pendleton [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California]...
William L. Snow remained in the reserves until 1950 when he was recalled into active duty [Annotator's Note: for the...
After Thomas W. Gillette completed college, the Korean War [Annotator's Note: Korean War, 25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953...
John Wesley Tatum was never on the front lines [Annotator's Note: while serving in a mortar section in Company H, 2nd...
Vernon Grimes wanted to protect his rank, so he joined the Reserves after the war and was called up for the Korean War...
Ernest Cowell took a train from Fort Mason, California [Annotator's Note: in San Francisco, California], to Fort Lewis...
Henry Sherman Fouts' last combat mission [Annotator's Note: with the 346th Bombardment Squadron, 99th Bombardment Group...
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...
Walter Rozett's last mission [Annotator's Note: with the 369th Bombardment Squadron, 306th Bombardment Group, 8th Air...
Joseph Blouin did not fly any missions after D-Day [Annotator's Note: Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June...
The fog finally lifted after months of bad weather, and on December 26, 1944, Michael J. "Mike" Pohorilla [Annotator's...
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...
Calvin Elliott did not use the G.I. Bill. He had an occupation. He worked with women all of his life. When he retired,...
Eugene Yackel and Cranston Rogers [Annotator's Note: later US Army Colonel Cranston R. "Chan" Rogers] got along well....
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...
Charles Taylor was assigned to the USS Absecon (AVP-23) as the catapult officer, even though he had no training in this...
Arnold Spielberg worked for RCA [Annotator's Note: Radio Corporation of America] and was in charge of designing the...
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...
John Laborde spent a full year in Tokyo, Japan from 29 August 1945 until 20 August 1946 as member of MacArthur's [...
Seymour "Sy" Lichtenfeld was liberated by Russian soldiers [Annotator's Note: he was a prisoner of war in Stalag III-B...

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