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[Annotator's Note: The interviewer asks Robert Rans about what sounds he heard after being hit by enemy fire.] Robert...
[Annotator's Note: George Alaniz arrived in San Diego, California after being severely wounded on Attu Island, Alaska...
Joyce Sherman formed some close friendships and they kept in touch. Most were from Pennsylvania [Annotator's Note: like...
In all the time Wayne Peer spent overseas performing infiltration missions, the platoon [Annotator's Note: I...
While approaching Wana Draw on Okinawa, George Peto noticed some movement in the brush off to his left. He realized...
Roy Joseph Moss was involved in many patrols while the American tanks were mired down in the mud [Annotator's Note:...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
Charles Murray captured about ten German soldiers then continued on, allowing his men to collect the prisoners [...
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...
Kenneth Raymond Goodwin was the historian for the unit [Annotator's Note: Goodwin was a member of the I...
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...
The last mission for Mason Brownell Fitch really sticks out in his mind. Reaching into his little blue book [Annotator'...
John Witmeyer and the entire 79th Infantry Division were involved in the Battle of the Bulge, and he and his men fought...

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