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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...
Marthe Cohn was the chief of a hospital at the DMZ [Annotator's Note: the Demilitarized Zone, Vietnam; then French...
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...
While in Hawaii, Frank Faust can remember submarines would come in for repair and overhaul, and the crew members would...
Robert Rans was placed in a room with three other wounded prisoners of war at the Timisul de Jos prison camp in Timisu...
Leon Grunte was locked up in a cattle truck going to prison in the Soviet Union. He went through parts of Latvia. He...
Nobuo Hayashi remembers listening to the radio and hearing how Japan had to attack Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the...
During the voyage overseas, Morris Eugene Day helped treat the men who got seasick. He was able to eat the Navy food,...
The first time Joseph P. Fulco went into combat, he did not know what to expect. When in combat, he immediately hit the...
Catherine Long lived in a barracks with four other WAVES [Annotator's Note: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
The different crews in Clarence Carlson's squadron [Annotator's Note: 555th Bombardment Squadron, 386th Bombardment...
A regular day for Rose Bayuk "going over" on the hospital ship [Annotator's Note: USAHS Thistle] consisted of setting...
Gerard Dillon and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company G, 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd...
After the combat that Charles Radford initially saw, a feeling of hatred began brewing towards the Germans. The fact...
Charles Wesley Borders and his fellow pilots all started at about the same time. They had three flights of 11 pilots,...
Gene Alair was in the South Pacific for many months. He was on a Transport Division Commander's Staff, CTD8. They had...
Norman Sterrie was spotted over the forward elevator just as an explosion below lifted the elevator and him in his TBD...
[Annotator's Note: Raymond Urban was at Bougainville, Papua New Guinea with Marine Fighting Squadron 212 (VMF-12).] It...
John Marr landed in water up to his armpits on D Day after the jump [Annotators Note: into Normandy] and immediately...
Joseph O'Donnell went to Fallingbostel, XI-B [Annotator's Note: Stalag XI-B in Fallingbostel, Germany; he arrived on 3...
Following the Battle of Bloody Ridge, Robert Addison [Annotator’s Note: with the 1st Marine Raider Battalion] was...
When his major recognized a surplus of medics attached to regimental headquarters, Gordon Higgins was reassigned to the...
Kenneth F. Thomas's unit [Annotator's Note: Company C, 322nd Medical Battalion, 97th Infantry Division] arrived in Le...
Raymond VanDuzer was trained as a medic. A captain, who was a doctor, taught them how to administer morphine, bandage...
Josephine Pescatore remembers amputations and limbs that may require amputation. For medicine they used spiritus...
The most horrible of Edward Lee Allesandro's experiences were when men died while he was holding them. The ship also...
John Snyder's most memorable invasion of World War 2 was the invasion of Okinawa [Annotator's Note: Okinawa, Japan]....
In early January 1945, John Foy was in the snow, preparing to attack in support of another battalion that was "gettin'...

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