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William B. Hughes knew he wanted to be a soldier when he first saw his brother in uniform. He eventually joined the...
Walter Ram went through basic training for the Army. He was discharged after a year in the Army. When the Japanese...
Norman Riggsby remained in the hospital for several months while his wounds healed [Annotator’s Note: he had first been...
Rob Roy Ratliff was assigned to the communications section of Headquarters, 5th Marine Division. At the time, the 5th...
Wim de Jonge accompanied an officer to Jakarta. They traveled alone in a jeep through the mountains without convoy...
Carl Koone was in the Army Air Corps for another year after his return to the United States. He spent the winter [...
Lowell Hughes got new uniforms when he returned to Fort Devens [Annotator's Note: Ayer and Shirley, Massachusetts]. He...
Donald Draxler was brought back to Hawaii [Annotator's Note: after being wounded during the Battle of Saipan] and...
George Spera's first wound in combat was a small injury to his left hand in November [Annotator's Note: November 1944...
The Germans were good fighters, according to Harry Koukos, and they were ruthless, cruel and brutal. He recalled going...
Clarence Carlson enjoyed Belgium. He was able to communicate better than he did in France. They had good-looking people...
Robert Payne was at the Rhine [Annotator's Note: Rhine River] for about three weeks. His job was to fly observation...
After he returned to duty, Lloyd Dendy had a case come up where a member had a death in the family. The Red Cross is...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Clem Thrift's last combat assignment was off of Borneo. There was concern because Japanese soldiers were swimming out...
Elmore Ruck had a brother who was a flyer in the war. Ruck was promoted to first lieutenant and his brother in the Air...
Warren Nolan was helping to gather the dead after two kamikaze aircraft hit the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17). They tried to...
After the conclusion of World War 2, Alvin Sniff was sent back to New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana...
Wesley Fronk was a courier for a Lieutenant Colonel who was a liaison to the British. He learned administrative duties...
Theodore Pavlovich compares the battles on Guadalcanal [Annotator's Note: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands] with those in...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Kissam was serving in the US Marine Corps as a navigator on cargo planes in China after the...
Nolan Albarado was in a tent in Rennes, France on Christmas Eve 1944. He volunteered to bake cakes for his company [...
Francis Bucher says the closest he came to death was when he flew with a drunk commander. He was in the hangar ready...
After landing in LeHarvre, France, Royce Jarrell got his introduction to combat at Saarlautern, Germany. By then he was...
Russell Clark and Company A [Annotator's Note: Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry...
When he reached the front, Herb McClure was placed in a 60mm mortar squad. The ground was frozen so the soldiers couldn...
Rivers Richardson King was assigned to Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 233 (VMSB-233) and headed to Guadalcanal [...
William Cart returned to the United States in January 1946. If Cart was going to be in a dogfight, he would have...
There was no homecoming reception in San Francisco [Annotator's Note: San Francisco, California], other than some high...
After being promoted to captain and finishing his last bombing mission, Jack Buckner left his group [Annotator's Note:...
Once William Garbo returned to G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment, he resumed command of his machine gun...
While Armiger Jagoe was based in Corsica, he took advantage of every R...
Frank Ragazzi didn't like the way the Japanese acted or the way they treated prisoners, and he didn't like the Nazi...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
As a result of a court-martial, John Foy's rank was reduced to corporal just before his discharge. He was a staff...
Johnny Ngai crossed the Rhine River [Annotator's Note: into Germany]. Three days later they were told the war would be...

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