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From China, the USS Balduck (ADP-132) took Donald Dean and the rest of the crew back to Okinawa, then to Hawaii,...
Angelo Ciotta was shot in the leg and evacuated to an Army hospital in Guam. He spent ten days there and then went to...
When David Harvey heard that the war had ended, they had 1,500 planes up off the carriers. The British and Russians had...
Joseph Massey returned to the United States and ended up at Fort Lewis, Washington. He was processed with guys coming...
Although the war ended in Europe, America was still fighting the Japanese in the East. Jules Levin was chosen to be...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Romus Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
Arthur Pendleton made a lot of friends and had a lot of fun. At the end of his fourth year which he had signed up for...
Isaac Edward could not find much work after being discharged at the end of the war so he volunteered for the US Air...
Raymond Eugene Overcash was born in Lanett, Alabama in 1923. He was drafted in 1943. He did his basic training in...
Marvin Hill had a famous bandleader aboard his ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Harry E. Hubbard (DD-748)]. Eddie Duchin...
General John Singlaub was born in 1921 in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Range of California. His grandfather...
Wayne Peer was born in December 1923 in Keenesburg, Colorado and grew up in Keenesburg until his teen years when the...
Walter Alan Bowsher, Jr. was born in Fort Riley, Kansas. His father was in the Army chasing Poncho Villa at the time....
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was born in September 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His father worked at the Roosevelt...
Lewis Thomas Easterling was born in January 1924 in Ellerbe, North Carolina and grew up in Rockingham [Annotator's...
Randall Edwards was born in July 1917 near Pine Bluff, Wyoming. His family lived on ranches in various parts of the...
Adam Istre was born in 1927 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, but the family moved to a farm outside of Gueydan, Louisiana...
Homer Johnson remembered that during his two years of service, his mother's hair turned from black to white. People...
The LSM-319 [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship Medium] on which Ogden Saik served made about six other beachheads all...
As a kid from Nebraska, Kenneth Marshall was not aware of the hazards of sun exposure in the south Pacific, and he was...
By the time Kenneth A. Lafleur had enough points to go home, he had flown 41 missions in the Pacific. Lafleur remarked...
Robert Mayes knew the end of the war was impending when the Germans were trying to surrender to his unit [Annotator's...
Darold Rice says that soon after he was retired from the war and was taken to a hospital in Luxembourg. He ate, slept,...
Dominic Geraci was overseas for 26 months. He stayed with the 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. He was...
Sidney LaPook joined the 4th Auxiliary Surgical Group about a week before the war ended. He was hoping to be able to...
Walter Broll and the Grace Abbott left Bari, Italy and headed for the ocean. Broll and the deck crew secured the...
William Leo Spaetgens was pulled out of the Navy Armed Guard in January 1945. Many men were removed from that service...
After combat on Tinian ended and the island was secured, Ira Schilling was sent to Hawaii. First, however, he reported...
When the GIs started pushing the Germans back [Annotator's Note: during the later stages of the Battle of the Bulge],...
When the war ended, Thomas Ballew's unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters, 231st Searchlight Battalion] was in Furth...
Jimmy Doi encountered Italian fascists at San Terenzo. San Terenzo was their last big battle. They were down in a gully...
At the end of the war, Philip Schmidt and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 8th Armored Division] could...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
Berle Wheeler experienced Japanese air raids but slit trenches protected him from the attacks [Annotator's Note: he was...
Robert Villars sailed through the Straits of Magellan after leaving Montevideo, Uruguay. He saw the local inhabitants...

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