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David Roderick experienced a lot of shelling and artillery and snipers when he landed. D Day began at 6:30 in the...
It took three weeks for John H. Price, Jr. to make the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, all the while zig-zagging to...
Dominic Martello learned that when going fast in the sand, the wheel of the half-track could be turned, but the force...
Sterling Mace and his platoon rode to the assault beach at Peleliu in an Amtrak [Annotator's Note: Landing Vehicle,...
Early life for Charles Radford was tough because of the Great Depression. He grew up in a family of eight including his...
John Rogers was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. He went to college in Indiana then got a job as a recreation...
[Annotators Note: Robert Walter was a platoon sergeant in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th...
Arthur Staymates thought General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton] was a great...
James Weller and his outfit [Annotator’s Note: the 62nd Armored Field Artillery battalion] passed through Aachen and...
Donelson Houseman was confident in his training. What worried him was that he did not know where he was. He was taken...
To Harry Quinn, combat was the closest thing to Hell that a person could experience. Sleep was disrupted at night by...
Jack Carver fought face to face with the Germans during the war. They could see each other's faces. It was obvious the...
Monty Joe Boitnott rested after Sened Station. The groups that were supposed to move toward the port did not make it...
[Annotator's Note: Gerhard Franzky served in the Waffen SS as a communications officer in Headquarters, 22nd Regiment,...
In Harold DeForest's platoon there were two squads of machine guns and three squads of mortars. There were about 12 men...
Richard Boyd had been taught that fighting the war was his job. He never gave any thought to the fact that the enemy...
Harley Reynolds was one of the first people under fire during the invasion of North Africa. Reynolds saw fighting on...
At one time in North Africa there was a big tank battle going on. Carl Peterson was up in the mountains and could see...
Harley Reynolds notes that a few of the wounded men were dragging behind. They made it to the trench area. They had men...
Earl Tweed had to revamp his plans after getting off the beach and reaching high ground [Annotator's Note: Tweed had...
George Sakato recalled that they took that hill then had to take a few others [Annotator's Note: during fighting in...
Sterling Mace and his platoon [Annotator's Note: 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine...
On 18 April 1945 Thomas Murphy was shot. A few days before that happened they were attacked by German infantry...
Edmund Durocher had been in Headquarters Company but was transferred out ten days before they left New River [Annotator...
Sterling Mace and Company K, along with Companies L and I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment were told to withdraw...
Samuel Jenkins does not remember hearing the fire fight in the next town over because of all the shelling in his...
[Annotator's Note: James McEnery served in the USMC as a rifleman in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
[Annotator's Note: Daniel Farley served in the Army as a rifleman in Company A, 5th Ranger Battalion.] The 29th...
Lewis Guidry thinks it is very important to keep the history of World War 2 alive. A major message is to always try to...
William Pierce recounts the lack of success for the 37mm gun in Europe. He discusses a Marine Medal of Honor recipient...
Henry Malec, along with three or four other men, was transported by truck to his first combat experience. It was very...
Frank Hartzell and his battalion [Annotator's Note: Hartzell served on a machine gun crew in Company B, 21st Armored...
[Annotator's Note: Jack Houston served in the US Marine Corps as a rifleman in 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion,...
Once Raymond VanDuzer and his fellow soldiers cleared the beach they started marching or moved out on trucks. They went...
After D-Day, Clyde East and the 15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron began to work in a rather routine fashion. The...
Lucien Laborde was a regimental adjutant in the 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division when he landed in...

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