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David McKinley Blackwell entered the Army at Camp Polk [Annotator's Note: now Fort Polk in Vernon Parish, Louisiana]....
Richard Graff did not mind being drafted because he knew he was going to have to fight in the war. He thinks his ethic...
Antonio C. Rodriquez reported to Fort Sam [Annotator's Note: Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas in September 1943...
Robert Swift was drafted. He received his draft notice before he turned 18. He was a medic in the 71st Division [...
Antoinette Underwood signed up for the Army a day or two after Pearl Harbor. She had to go to West Point for an...
[Annotator's Note: There is a lot of background noise in this interview.] Edith Vancheri was born in February 1923 in...
James Armstrong continues describing his experience in the small French village of Vaux-sur-Seine, where he had been...
Lawrence Angst became a combat medic [Annotator's Note: in 2nd Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division...
Oscar Otto Martin remembered that on his first day in combat, they were scheduled to attack at two in the afternoon,...
When Nicole Sabbag Spangenberg returned to Paris [Annotator's Note: Paris, France] the city had vastly changed. Because...
Catherine Long had boot training in the Navy. Her parents had no objection to her joining the service. Her father was...
A day after William Garbo and his machine gun squad successfully ambushed a group of Japanese soldiers in a mountain...
Wim de Jonge accompanied an officer to Jakarta. They traveled alone in a jeep through the mountains without convoy...
Robert Maxwell was transferred to the hospital in Naples, Italy. He learned about the extent of his wounds there. [...
Jack Leaming and his SBD pilot had just completed their bombing run on Marcus Island when the antiaircraft fire became...
After landing at Normandy beach for the D-Day Invasion [Annotator's Note: D-Day; the Allied invasion of Normandy,...
[Annotator's Note: Everett Hyland served in the Navy as a radio operator on the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) and was aboard...
When they reached the field hospital, Edmund Durocher was put on a stretcher in the mortar platoon area. At the bottom...
After a narrow escape from a deadly Japanese ambush, and a tragic friendly fire casualty that night, William Garbo and...
[Annotator's Note: Ivan Van der Pool points on a map to various locations he saw in North Africa.] Ivan Van der Pool...
Trinidad Ledesma did not go by the name Trinidad while on duty overseas. He found out Trinidad meant gay people and...
Richard Witaker recognized that the life expectancy of platoon leaders was not very long on Okinawa. The Japanese would...
[Annotator's Note: James Goodrich served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gun section leader in the 27th Marine...
Carroll Harris and the 1st Platoon [Annotator's Note: 1st Platoon, 7th Scout Company (Provisional), 7th Infantry...
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...
After ditching his plane [Annotator's Note: on 12 April 1944 over Perwez, Belgium], Gilbert S. Shawn worked with the...
Aubrey Bradley said when the war was over, the Germans just folded; the guards all discarded their uniforms and left....
William Jackson joined the 55th Troop Carrier Squadron, 375th Troop Carrier Group at Biak [Annotator's Note: Biak,...
When Company I came to the relief of a decimated Company K, George Peto, who served as a forward mortar observer,...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Carroll Knutson and his crew were leading the high squadron of a three squadron bombing group. Their target was a...
The night the USS Catoctin (AGC-5) was hit by the bomb, Howard Fox was on the bridge, copying messages and reading...
Joseph Lesniewski kept no records about where they were going. In one battle, he got hit twice [Annotator's Note: he...
Melvin Linkous and his company [Annotator's Note: Cannon Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division]...
William Harvey was stationed on a big island named Burrwood [Annotator's Note: Burrwood, Louisiana]. The United States...

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