Veteran's Affairs

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Archibald Rackerby stayed in the Marine Corps after the war ended. He was not 100 percent after his injury. [Annotator'...
George Joseph Sullivan spent six months in a hospital at home after he got back. The diet was one of the bad things. He...
James Morehead discusses his aerial victory while he was on an escort mission over Romania. He saw two planes that...
After the end of the war, Malcolm Johnson was awarded the Bronze Star. [Annotator's Note: The Bronze Star Medal is a U....
The VA [Annotator's Note: Veterans Administration] had their headquarters in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans...
Garland Virgil Longhoffer turned 18 years old and became eligible for the draft in March 1944. He could have stayed out...
Al Currier was sent to Fort Custer [Annotator's Note: Fort Custer Training Center, Kalamazoo County and Calhoun County...
Lowell Hughes got new uniforms when he returned to Fort Devens [Annotator's Note: Ayer and Shirley, Massachusetts]. He...
Vernon Brantley got a call that a German tank had been bypassed. He took a crew of four and some anti-tank mines and...
After being wounded [Annotator's Note: on 4 October 1944], Sol Lazinger was given morphine and brought behind the lines...
Ed Tunnicliff adjusted quickly back into civilian life. The Vietnam [Annotator's Note: Vietnam War, or Second Indochina...
Edward Zarger did not talk about his war experiences for the first few years. He would start to shake, and he found...
Henry Lederer was most affected losing his friend Jerry [Annotator's Note: no further name is given] in a training...
Carl Light did not take advantage of the G.I. Bill. He had a good time and enjoyed life. He did think about staying in...
Robert Maxwell stays busy representing veterans. He is committed to a local memorial for them. It lists names of men...
Bruno S. Rinas was able to complete the work he was given because he was being fed. He never saw the Japanese shoot...
Edward Zarger's brother was killed on 16 September 1944 in Mountain Home, Idaho when a B-24 bomber [Annotator's Note:...
Stewart W. Robinson recalls the time the flight deck of the USS Hornet (CV-12) was strafed by Japanese fighters and his...
[Annotator's Note: Keith Kiefer was assigned to a Radiological Cleanup detail on Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands while...
Keith Kiefer is the National Commander of the National Association of Atomic Veterans. He has the experience of the...
Keith Kiefer was taught about World War 2 in school. The Russians were framed as a stand-offish ally. There was not a...
Murray Stein was born on 23 September 1925 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He played football and graduated from...
Clarence Derrington decided to become a leader in guiding legislation for former prisoners of war. Their rights were...
Daniel Crowley admits that he used his experience to help him make sales while he was a merchandise salesman. He...
[Annotator's Note: Leon Griffith was a rifleman in Company A, 6th Ranger Battalion and took part in the Raid at...
Keith Kiefer saw that his orders said "Enewetak Atoll Radiological Cleanup". He was concerned but told he would get no...
When Herbert W. Ridyard sailed the Atlantic [Annotator's Note: Atlantic Ocean] back to the United States, he never was...
Ernest Cowell took a train from Fort Mason, California [Annotator's Note: in San Francisco, California], to Fort Lewis...
After he returned to the United States, Robert Lents took a test to go to officers' school, but after he passed, he...
The forward observers were doing their "usual thing" looking for a high point when William Jucksch said they came upon...
Herman Yates never fully recovered from his wounds in World War 2. He is still on the Veteran's pension plan. When he...
The USS Appalachian (AGC-1) was equipped to be the head communications ship for the Bikini test [Annotator's Note:...
Joseph DeMott and the other prisoners had to count off for role call in Japanese; otherwise they were kicked in the...
George Alaniz was in Texas when the war ended. He was married and his wife was pregnant. He was discharged before the...
[Annotator's Note: Archibald Rackerby was wounded by friendly fire while training on Guadalcanal on 9 March 1944.]...
According to Winchell [Annotator's Note: Walter Winchell, syndicated American newspaper gossip columnist], Hearst [...

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