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Norman Bussel advises anybody going into the service to really think about it. It is not a pastime or a hobby or a...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
Coleen Landry's father was an air raid warden and drills would be held weekly. His job included making sure there were...
Alton Barnes established the Alabama National Guard officer candidate school, OCS, in 1956. The leadership of the...
Patrick Russell returned to the United States after the war. He received orders to report to Pensacola to form another...
After the war, Anthony Costa attended Junior College and Berkley [Annotator's Note: University of California at...
Odell Vaughn was wounded near Pisa, Italy. He went to assist a wounded man in a minefield. Four men near him...
Robert Kelso's unit had pulled up near a railroad track and dug in. He had heard that some of the guys went to a...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Joseph Richard tries to forget the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese but he cannot. He can see it as plain as day...
After the conclusion of World War 2, Alvin Sniff was sent back to New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana...
Perry Garten got along well with the Chindits. They were professional and spoke English. The Gurkhas had a unique knife...
Nolan Albarado was in a tent in Rennes, France on Christmas Eve 1944. He volunteered to bake cakes for his company [...
When George A. Sarosi worked at a VA Hospital, he always felt it was an extension of the university. He has enjoyed...
Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
Walter Bowsher had difficulties obtaining stamps. [Annotator's Note: Bowsher was the Marine postmaster in the 1st...
After Michael Mervosh helped his wounded friends in the foxhole he realized that he had lost his hearing [Annotator's...
Michael Mickey Ganitch enjoyed the sights and sports in Pearl Harbor. He was a bit of a loner because he did not drink...
In Vietnam, Van Barfoot found the news different from the perspective he got from it in the United States. He saw and...
When Charles McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work and activity was based around survival. The men would improve...
George Hardy retired from the Air Force in 1971. He did fly in Vietnam. The AC-119 [Annotator's Note: Fairchild C-119...
[Annotator's Note: Michael Mervosh served in the USMC in Company C, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine...
Jay R. Vargas had a gift of playing baseball and he ended up joining the L.A. [Annotator's Note: Los Angleles,...
Herbert Stern spent one year at the Army War College [Annotator's Note: United States Army War College, Carlisle...
Once sent back to New Orleans, Frank Mancuso was assigned as a special services officer [Annotators Note: at Camp Leroy...
Van Barfoot recalls difficult times when they landed in Southern France. He was a platoon leader and had been promoted...
Perry Smith saw the Second World War as a turning point for the United States. No longer could the nation back out of...
[Annotator's Note: There is an odd tape break at the beginning.] The family of Coleen Landry learned to be frugal and...
Van Barfoot grew up on a farm and his family was all on the farm. They grew cotton and corn and made a living during...
Barbara Heming applied for a job with several different companies but heard nothing back from them. She did not have...
Delano Brister's grandfather had a barn on his property that was used once during a military training operation by a...
Robert Stoop figures he did his job and his duty during the war. He feels he was not the best officer, but did what had...
At times during his space odyssey on Apollo VIII, James Lovell would have to communicate with the public on earth. At...
Sterling Cale received several different military decorations. He received multiple Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and a...
In the early 1930s when the Japanese invaded Manchuria then moved into China, Ralph Weymouth’s group was being pushed...
Louis Massengale feels that it is very important for the younger generation to learn about World War 2. He said the war...

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