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While Michael Doi was overseas his family and everyone he knew from Oxnard [Annotators Note: Oxnard, California] was...
Robert Christie was in combat for a few weeks before his tank was hit. They had to bail out of their tank. He was not...
David Dennis went with his unit to New York where they got on the Queen Mary. Teddy Roosevelt was the commander of the...
Richard Greer experienced some bayonet fighting during the Battle for Henderson Field but more so at Point Cruz. They...
When Crain got a chance to examine his boat he noticed there were about 50 to 75 marks in the steel where bullets had...
[Annotators Note: Yukio Kawamoto served in the army as a Japanese interpreter with the 37th Infantry Division in the...
They were told that they had to march about 60 miles [Annotator’s Note: as American prisoners of war in Poland]. Corbin...
One of the pilots in Hanna's squadron was sent along with Hannas group to command the army enlisted men.On that day...
McKee and Whitsell were moved to a woman's home until arrangements were made to travel to Paris via train. He was...
Bailey was assigned to unloading ships. When he wasn't unloading ships he was walking around. He couldn't stay still....
Off in the distance they could hear dogs barking. They knew that they were being searched for. They were sitting around...
A lot of times they would go at night and capture a German guard on guard duty and put a bayonet to him. Then you'd...
Deploying overseas was the first time Stegmeier had ever left the country and it was interesting for him. When they...
When Lazarick got back to his outfit on 5 December [Annotator's Note: 5 December 1944] they were up in the hills. The...
Chaisson volunteered for the army when he was 17. He didn't like the navy and the Marine Corps sounded too tough for...
Lyle Bouck and Slape [Annotator's Note: US Army Sgt. William Slape] went back and got the platoon members who were to...
Vernon Baker arrived in Italy on around 28 June 1944. His Medal of Honor action did not happen until the following year...
Arthur Jackson was in the hospital in Noumea, New Caledonia for three or four weeks before being shipped back to the...
[Annotators Note: Henry Phillips served in Company M, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division.] By...
[Annotators Note: Lou Brissie served in the army as an infantryman in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 351st Infantry Regiment...
The 24th [Annotator's Note: 24 December 1941] was the same; no water and no food. They could barely talk. On the...
Joseph Hochadel landed in the second wave at Anzio and they unpacked their aid station into a jeep. They commandeered...
The Gothic Line goes all the way across Italy. The area where Mancel Kirk and his Company G, 168th Infantry Regiment...
John Vessey learned a lot from his 34th Infantry Division leaders. His experience in North Africa colored his outlook...
To Richard Greer the staff NCOs in the weapons company were the heroes. They had a lot of old staff NCOs that they...
William Disanza was happy to straighten the propeller issue out and get a new one back on. That was an experience they...
[Annotators Note: Robert Ray Akins served in a special weapons company in the 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division...
As far as Yukio Kawamoto could tell he did not experience too much racism or ill feelings towards him. Most of his...
The Germans had diverted two divisions to deal with this salient in their rear echelon. They did not know what these...
On the 16th [Annotator’s Note: 16 May 1945 on Okinawa] Bailey moved out but got pinned down again and took cover in...
One could fire automatically from the hip. The M-1 could get muddy, wet, and whatever else and it would fire. The...
Martello recalled having to carry a wounded German soldier after being captured. He had been shot. Martello fell down...
Ehlers moved his squad up the hill to the trenches [Annotator’s Note: during D-Day Normandy 6 June 1944]. They fought...
Jimmy Doi stayed in the army until 1949. He had reenlisted as a quartermaster because he did not want to be in the...
Vernon Baker continues to describe his Medal of Honor actions in Italy. He began cutting wire on the hill. The wire was...
Theodore Finkbeiner and his company [Annotators Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd...

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