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Angus Lorenzen grew up in China and was very privileged. His family had ten servants, a large home and a country club...
Winfield Zerphey was based on the southern coast of England at Dunkeswell. The airmen lived in Quonset huts. They had...
Paul Amrod joined the Army because his siblings had set the example, and his love of country obliged him to do his part...
Zhanna Dawson experienced constant bombing when the Germans invaded [Annotator's Note: Germany invaded Soviet Russia in...
One day, Jack Yusen heard his name called and he was ordered to report to the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413). Yusen and...
C. Charles Collie and his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Blue (DD-744)] were detached and made part of Destroyer Squadron...
George A. Sarosi was a freshman in medical school at the commencement of the Hungarian Revolution [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: Harold DeForest served in the Army as a gunner on a 60mm mortar in Company A, 1st Battalion, 129th...
Arthur Staymates and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Staymayes was a squad leader in Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th...
George Haines was offered a promotion to sergeant, but he did not want it. He liked being a scout and figured the men...
Burton Johnson had been in the service for three years when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: on...
In August 1944 Thomas Ballew’s unit [Annotator's Note: the 231st Searchlight Battalion] got orders to go overseas. They...
After they were captured, Joseph Rockforte and his fellow prisoners walked across France. When they stopped they were...
After Leyte, Harper Gruber's vessel [Annotator's Note: USS YMS-339] took part in the second invasion [Annotator's Note...
Lily Sawada had a very innovative father. He determined that it was time to leave [Annotator’s Note: the Japanese-...
Deployment overseas for William Pierce was originally to be to Saipan. Because that battle had ended, Pierce's ship was...
George Haines was an infantry scout [Annotator's Note: in the 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division] on New...
Charles Murray was told that a new unit was going to replace theirs after dark. They were spread out. Murray had 20 men...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Addison served in the USMC as a mortar man in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.] After Bloody...
George Morgan left Fort Pierce after a month and a half along with two dozen other men. [Annotator’s Note: Fort...
When Jack Houston arrived off Okinawa he was not as afraid as he should have been. In the hours before they left the...
Frank Hartzell and his outfit [Annotator's Note: Company B, 21st Armored Infantry Battalion, 11th Armored Division]...
Vernon Leopold and his outfit [Annotator's Note: I...
Following the end of the war, Harold Joslin remained in Japan briefly. The former captives were brought to a landing...
The war ended in Europe, but a lot of people were being shipped out to prepare for an invasion of Japan. Arnold Debrick...
In an effort to obtain extra food, Richard Lockhart volunteered to work on a wood cutting detail. While out on the...
Earl James Erion grew up in Waubun, Minnesota. He was a high school student and young farm boy before he went into the...
Joseph Pocoroba went to Columbia, South Carolina for basic training. He found it easy. When he first went in, he had KP...
Leonard Lomell remembers that the Battle of Normandy lasted for two and half months. As the beachhead grew to be larger...
Zhanna Dawson and her sister reached the rail station after a 25 kilometer walk [Annotator's Note: the two girls had...
Chester Biernacki returned to the United States and was based at Treasure Island near San Francisco. While there on...
Mary Edwards saw the world change dramatically as a result of World War 2. It was important to all the nations of the...
After William Garbo was transferred to the 112th Cavalry Regiment [Annotator's Note: G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 112th...
Gus Gikas and two other men swam about a mile from the sinking HMT Rhona to the Pioneer [Annotator's Note: USS Pioneer...
Following POW [Annotator's Note: prisoner of war] debriefing in Yokohama, Japan, John S. Johnson boarded a medical ship...
Ira Milan went back the United States on a crowded ship, but the food was good on board, and it was a pleasant trip. He...

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