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Robert Riddle's introduction to war came shortly after the Battle of Tarawa, where thousands of Marines perished....
Harlan Twible and many others saw the ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Indianapolis (CA-35)] as it went down. They were...
George Colburn only heard scuttlebutt [Annotator's Note: a period slang term for a rumor]. He was just a Private and...
The USS LST-809 [Annotator's Note: Landing Ship, Tank] spent 60 hours unloading its cargo of men, aviation fuel and...
Edwin Knight participated in the amphibious landings in Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines [Annotator's Note: in January...
On D-Day [Annotator's Note: D-Day; the Allied invasion of Normandy, France on 6 June 1944], Myron L. Guisewhite flew...
From Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan], Donald Campbell and the USS LST-809 prepared for the invasion of...
Theodore Finkbeiner jumped into Sicily on the first night of the invasion [Annotator's Note: 9 July 1943]. His plane...
The 3rd Marine Division was loaded up and brought to Iwo Jima [Annotator's Note: Iwo Jima, Japan on 22 February 1945...
Trinidad Ledesma feels that some of the kamikazes were fanatics and some were not. One had landed on Mindanao,...
Milton L. McMullen, Sr. heard about the attack at Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor,...
Edwin Joseph Borne, Jr. met Dr. Ozeki [Annotator's Note: Dr. Shigeyoshi Ozeki was a Japanese veteran of the Battle of...
Edwin Joseph Borne, Jr. realized that there were no officers to protect the Wake Island Marines who were prisoners of...
Elmore Ruck flew from North Africa to Rome, Italy to join his new squadron, the 16th Troop Carrier Squadron, 64th Troop...
Ben Skardon thought the prisoners would be taken back to Bilibid Prison and that the American troops were nearby or...
[Annotator's Note: Bradford Clark Freeman served in the Army as a paratrooper in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th...
William Edwin Howard loved his trip overseas on a Liberty ship [Annotator's Note: a class of quickly produced cargo...
The closer Carey Suratt got to Japan, the more aggressive things became. On his second trip to Leyte, the 459 [...
Sterling Baker was on the invasion of Saipan [Annotator's Note: Saipan, Mariana Islands]. When he was in Leyte [...
John Reeder was unhappy with the way the reserve officers were being treated; he had overheard his commanding officer...
Sterling Cale was sent to Korea near Pusan while the rest of the transferred troops went to Sasebo, Japan. He was with...
Vernon Wold was infantry in World War 2 and a medic in Korea [Annotator's Note: Korean War, 1950 to 1953]. He went to...
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team and 100th Battalion [Annotator's Note: 100th Infantry Battalion] came together in...
In 1944, Roy Stewart was shipped out with the 24th Marine Regiment, although he was not attached to that regiment. They...
Carl Peterson landed on Omaha beach with the 26th Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st...
John Witmeyer and the entire 79th Infantry Division were involved in the Battle of the Bulge, and he and his men fought...
After he returned to the United States, Robert Lents took a test to go to officers' school, but after he passed, he...
Joe Pigott joined the Army because the Navy and the Marines did not appeal to him. At the time, the Air Corps was part...
Donald Dean Paynter came back, finished school with an engineering degree, and went to work for Shell Oil Company. He...
The morning after he was injured, Louis Smith learned that his platoon leader and squad leader were dead. The assistant...
Once Frank Pomroy was brought to the beach he was treated by a Navy corpsman and evacuated from Peleliu to a hospital...
When there were indications that both German fronts were collapsing, Jack Lengsfield knew the war would soon be over....
Perry Garten removed wounded troops from the combat zones in his glider. The injured Australians were very stoic but...
After Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the La Fiere causeway,...
The forward observers were doing their "usual thing" looking for a high point when William Jucksch said they came upon...
Wanda Damberg got up to go to the bathroom one morning and saw a nun along the way [Annotator’s Note: Damberg was in...

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