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Melvin Linkous and his company [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division] were...
Every morning, Carl Light and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 61st Armored Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored...
Henry Freedman received an additional month of training in England prior to shipping out to France. He moved across...
James Weller knew something was going on while he was near the German border. The OPs [Annotator’s Note: outposts] and...
Tom Quigley remembers how one night before they blew the pillboxes, he and some other men were watching what they...
After Normandy, Robert G. Frey and his outfit [Annotator's Note: 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division]...
On his first missions, Robert Walker was sent on four-plane flights to drop leaflet bombs over enemy territory. Each...
At the time, Roger Bowers had never considered the idea of being captured. On 16 December 1944, right after daybreak,...
After the Allies broke through at Saint-Lô, France [Annotator’s Note: Operation Cobra in July 1944], things got a lot...
During the Battle of the Bulge [Annotator's Note: Battle of the Bulge or German Ardennes Counter Offensive, 16 December...
Sterling Mace and his platoon [Annotator's Note: 3rd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine...
Sidney Philips remembers explosions everywhere. Small arms fire everywhere. The total concern was for yourself. It is...
James Franklin Young was with his mortar unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st...
[Annotator's Note: Gerard Dillon rejoined the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division as they were...
Frank Hartzell and his battalion [Annotator's Note: Hartzell was a member of Company B, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion...
Ralph C. Franklin did not pass his first physical for the Marine Corps because he was underweight. He ate bananas and...
William Braddock was sworn into the Marine Corps in New Orleans, Louisiana. He thought he would fail the physical...
Theodore Marolda enlisted for four years in the Marine Corps. He went to Parris Island [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps...
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Edward Bale was sent to Philadelphia to the Marine Corps basic officer's course and...
William Laubner went to Fort Dix, New Jersey after entering the Army. He received basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky...
Allen Pedersen was inducted into the Army [Annotator's Note: on 20 August 1942 at a facility in Salt Lake City, Utah]....
Baptiste Puissegur saw a man at Camp Beauregard that he knew from home [Annotator's Note: Puissegur had grown up on a...
Stanley Wolczyk was born in Cleveland, Ohio in December 1917. His father and mother were both Polish immigrants. They...
Wayne Peer anticipated being drafted. The armed forces had few restrictions to defer service. Peer was inducted at Fort...
After high school, Melvin Linkous entered the field of radio. He interviewed Bob Hope's [Annotator's Note: Leslie...
Jack Albert Del Monte was drafted in September 1942 and sent to Fort Dix [Annotator's Note: now Joint Base McGuire-Dix-...
Thomas Kingsley's departure for military training was an emotional family event. He had volunteered for the Army...
John Rogers was fighting on Christmas Day [Annotator's Note: 25 December 1944] during the Battle of the Bulge. They...
Walter Halloran would carefully pick his spots as he advanced in enemy territory. He would try to keep trees and brush...
Baptiste Puissegur was a staff car driver during the war. He liked the officers he served with. He enjoyed the duty...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Henry Langrehr to tell him about 29 June 1944.] They were assaulting a series...
Vernon Brantley got a call that a German tank had been bypassed. He took a crew of four and some anti-tank mines and...
Before crossing the Moselle River, James Deal received wounds from shrapnel. The location had been cleared of enemy...
Robert D. Shaner came into New Guinea and his ship, the LST-475 [Annotator's Note: USS LST-475], was not there so he...
Joseph Venerloh remembered the attack on the Siegfried line, which was numerous amounts of pill boxes staggered around...
When they attacked the Siegfried Line Fred Hirsekorn and his fellow soldiers knew they were attacking into Germany. On...

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