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Gustave Heinecke's ship [Annotator's Note: USS LCS(L)(3)–1] progressed from Boston, through the Panama Canal, to...
Richard Scheerer was sent to New York where he boarded a ship bound for England. They were escorted by the battleship...
On 17 July 1944 Sidney LaPook and the 193rd Field Artillery Group left Kington for Southampton. On 21 July they took a...
Joseph LaNier exited San Francisco toward Pearl Harbor. Everything that LaNier saw when he went into the Navy was new...
Norman Ikari’s request for a transfer to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team was granted, but he was busted down from...
When he was drafted, Weldon Fruge wasn't excited about leaving his home and family, but he traveled to Fort Knox,...
Wayne McKinnon Gilmore was transported overseas on a ship making its first voyage. As they headed towards South America...
James Livaudais knew when he was given an order, he had to respond. When the man in front stepped off, the next...
Ralph Griffith said the worst part of being a prisoner was the uncertainty. They never got any news. They had no idea...
Dominic Martello learned that when going fast in the sand, the wheel of the half-track could be turned, but the force...
Samuel Spector was shipped to Burma and its jungles. He was among the first individuals to carry into action the...
Edward E. Boyles remembered very little resistance in the beginning of fighting on Leyte, Philippines, but his company...
William Dabney and his fellow soldiers tried to enjoy themselves whenever they could. They would engage in activities...
The caravan of trucks that took Hugh Colbert and the men of the 106th Infantry Division to the front lines stretched as...
John Alison’s duties also resulted in him being a glider pilot despite never having flown one before. He flew a glider...
As Lieutenant John Marr was taken by boat to American positions across the Merderet River from Timmes' orchard [...
Trinidad Ledesma was drafted into the Army. He went to take his physical and two men in front of him got 4F [Annotator'...
Sumner Whitten would rent his car out for five dollars per night. Whitten took his graduation leave in New England then...
Vernon Leopold arrived on the Belgium and German border at the village of Hünningen. They took over a farm house that...
When Joseph Orlando arrived at Saipan, part of his job was to bury the Marines that had been killed. Duties varied and...
At Langley airbase, John Alison switched over to P-36 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-36 Hawk] pursuit aircraft. In a...
Howard Ricks was born in April 1924 in Metairie, Louisiana. Life was rather austere in his rural community. There were...
Forrest Villarrubia was born in 1925 in Lacombe, Louisiana. Lacombe is on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, just...
Samuel Malta was born in March 1925 at Revere, Massachusetts near Boston. He learned to swim early since it was a...
Life in Hawaii was wonderful for Lydia Grant before the war. The island was at its pristine best at that time. Grant...
Troy Earl Edwards and his twin sister were born in November 1925 in Scott, Arkansas. His younger sister was born two...
Wim de Jonge was born in February 1920 in Rotterdam, Holland. His parents were both teachers. The family moved to the...
George Harrison Linker, Jr. was born in 1926 in Dover, Arkansas. He was the youngest of three siblings. Neither his...
Glen Arnold Jostad grew up on a farm during the Great Depression. His family was poor but never hungry since they had...
Delano Roosevelt Brister was born in Sieper, Louisiana in 1933. The town was an old logging camp area. Trains were used...
Herbert Nelson Fontenot was born in April 1927 in Fenton, Louisiana. His father died when Fontenot was only 11 years...
Edward Shames was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1922. He can recall the Great Depression, but it wasn't as severe in his...
Edwin McGhee was born in Brownwood, Texas. His father was employed during the Depression and kept his family fed. The...
Allen Pedersen was born in Valley City, North Dakota in May 1916. His grandfather immigrated from Denmark. He grew up...
Felix J. Polito was born in Franklin, Louisiana in 1922. He lived there until he was 19 years old. In January 1942, he...
John Moran was born in Superior, Wisconsin. He had a great youth and enlisted in the Army at 17. He was then sent to...

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