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Benigno Martinez's wounded battalion commander, Colonel Tillman Boyd, was well respected. He received the Silver Star....
Benigno Martinez managed to keep on the right side of his commanding officers. He worked so closely with the enlisted...
In February 1945, Salvador Guercia's ship [Annotator's Note: USS Sandoval (APA-194)] transported Marines to Saipan [...
John Kerner heard of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while he was walking down the street and overheard it. He and...
Richard "Dick" Willhour retreated from German emplacements at Raon-l'Étape [Annotator's Note: Raon-l'Étape, France with...
Clifford Smith and his unit [Annotator's Note: 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division] made an...
Raymond Bailey was on the mess deck washing cups when he felt the first shudder caused by the bomb hit [Annotator's...
Leo William Schmittgens remembered after all the firing ceased [Annotator's Note: after a firefight during the Battle...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
Michael Linquata went to France from Dover, England on an English troopship. He saw the white cliffs of Dover. It was...
Coleen Landry's father was an air raid warden and drills would be held weekly. His job included making sure there were...
Besides morphine and cigarettes, John Kerner also carried along scotch. Back in England, they were worried the Germans...
Felix Polito participated in the Battle at Anzio. The 101st went in and had 165 men but only 5 or 6 survived. They were...
Allen Pedersen [Annotator's Note: as a member of the 476th Ordnance Evacuation Company] left the Anzio Beachhead and...
John Pogue experienced his first combat in the Ardennes at an unknown location. He went in by glider. His glider and a...
Helen Gagel was sent to Texas to an Army Hospital at Fort Brooke, Texas. She was sent from there to Chickasha, Oklahoma...
By daylight, combat started again. Mark Gordon Hazard, Jr. and Swaney [Annotator's Note: Arthur Swanson from Boston,...
Arnold Debrick has one regret [Annotator's Note: from his time in Company B, 9th Armored Infantry Battalion, 6th...
Samuel Lombardo and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division] experienced light...
Bryan Compton and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 120th Medical Battalion, 45th Infantry Division] attacked the...
Joseph Hochadel and his squad started down the road and a German tank began to shell them. It was traumatic and they...
Sterling Cale was on night duty at the shipyard dispensary in the Navy yard before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He had...
Lewis M. Lee, Sr. was stationed at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, and vividly remembers the attack. He was slated to...
Donald Stratton recalls that none of the men were sleeping [Annotator's Note: when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor...
For the year prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the attack was on Sunday, 7 December 1941], James...
Robert Templet believes that there was a lack of preparation for an enemy attack at Pearl Harbor during the weeks...
[Annotator’s Note: This interview is conducted in a question and answer style]. Russell Engel was a navigator in the...
[Annotator's Note: James Billingsley was treated for a shrapnel wound at Parañaque, Philippines and sent back to his...
Heading east and north into Germany, Gordon Higgins' 7th Army was flanked on either side by the French Army and Patton’...
William Roy went below on the Hammann [Annotator's Note: USS Hammann (DD-412)]. Roy found sailors being operated on and...
While Norris Bucksell was in Naples, Italy, the churches that had not been bombed stayed open and he was able to attend...
For the remainder of the war, Gordon Higgins drove a jeep between the battalion aid station [Annotator's Note: 2nd...
The barracks Charles Womack and the other Marines stayed in when they were on Pavuvu the first time were still there...
Jack Houston and a buddy who had been cut by a bayonet stayed in their hole for a while. Houston had a buddy named Joe...
[Annotator's Note: No mention is made here of the mission being described, however, from later interviews and the...
After enduring an artillery barrage in a coconut grove, William Garbo's unit [Annotator's Note: G Troop, 2nd Squadron,...

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