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In late summer of 1951 John Reeder returned to the United States. He was immediately sent to Quantico, Virginia for a...
George Alaniz was in Texas when the war ended. He was married and his wife was pregnant. He was discharged before the...
[Annotator's Note: Emmett Keylor served in the Army as a fuze setter on a 105mm gun crew in the 472nd Airborne Field...
Melvin Munch was discharged in 1946. He had volunteered to be the unit baker while on Okinawa because the traditional...
Revisiting the time of his enlistment in the Marine Corps, Floyd Fogg said he signed up before he finished high school...
While she was in boot camp, Verna White's daily routine started at five in the morning, followed by calisthenics and...
Dell Lauderdale was 18 years old and working on the family farm for his father when he decided to join the Marines [...
John Morrow recalls MEs, Maximum Effort missions [Annotator's Note: for a maximum effort mission, every bombardment...
Carl Beck was in Berchtesgaden, Germany when his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute...
Jacklyn Lucas got a call from the President of the United States, Harry Truman [Annotator's Note: Harry S. Truman, 33rd...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer pauses the interview to adjust the camera.] Jack Rolfson went to work for American...
Manila was "decimated" except for the Mac Arthur Hotel, where the officer's would go, and Ray Gene Gresham said he only...
After fighting at the Saar River [Annotator's Note: Saar River, Germany], Benjamin Wolf Cohen and his division [...
Because of the frost bite problem with his feet, Vernon Leopold was given limited service for six months after his...
Burdell S. Hontz and his unit [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Squadron, 11th Bombardment Group] were shipped back to...
After 16 months of school at Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Liberal and Technical Learning [Annotator's Note: now...
Frank Savage was surprised to be relieving the 31st Infantry Division on Mindanao. That division was hit hard in the...
Lewis S. Evans wrote letters to his girlfriend back at school, and there was one time that he did not receive any for...
Marion Meredith Beal felt the Marine Corps was an unusually strong outfit. Not many of his race were in the service and...
[Annotator's Note: Roswell Weil was assigned to the 68th Quartermaster Depot near Liverpool, England.] They moved to...
The war ended while James Lovell was a senior in high school and he remembers V-J Day [Annotator's Note: Victory Over...
James Downing did not return to the USS West Virginia (BB-48) after it was repaired. He served on the USS South Dakota...
Robert Masters's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LST-601] came under air raids on several occasions while in port in Tunis...
[Annotator's Note: After his brother was killed on active duty, Charles Taylor was transferred off of the USS Absecon (...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Addison served in the USMC as a mortar man in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] After Bloody...
When he heard that the war had ended, Robert Dickinson was disappointed that he wasn't going back to combat in the...
David Fisher and his crewmates, flew night combat missions off the island of Guam. Originally designed as a high-...
Horace Sharp had communications with the German defendants at the Nuremburg Trials. [Annotator's Note: Sharp was a...
The numbers of Clarke Langrall's first and second convoys [Annotator's Note: aboard the merchant ship SS Vernon L....
John Stiles took part in the occupation of Japan. He had to get a driver's license for Okinawa [Annotator's Note:...
From June 1945 to November 1945, Frank Zunno was assigned to occupation duty [Annotator's Note: in Berlin, Germany with...
The war was over in May 1945 and Ernest Chauvin left Germany in May 1946. He did occupation duty. His company [...
While on occupation duty, Louis R. Lepore first stayed on the water front in Sasebo [Annotator's Note: Sasebo, Japan]....
[Annotator's Note: Dale Smith served in the Navy aboard the submarine tender USS Proteus (AS-19) and was at Kamakura,...
Raymond Mabarac first landed at Kumaki Air Force Base in Japan, where he lived in a hangar, and then in tents where he...
When the war in Europe ended, Robert Boyer had already been in two theaters of operation, the Mediterranean and...

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