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William Pena remembers how his battalion commander was a gung-ho, brave, and tall man who refused to stay at the rear...
William Pena followed a trail through the woods and kept encountering groups of men asking for the two platoons on the...
As a veteran, John Witmeyer believes in the importance and the value of history, especially the history of World War 2...
[Annotator's Note: 1st Lieutenant John Marr served as a platoon leader in Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
Norman Ikari and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team had to sweep through tiny Italian towns and villages. Street fighting...
William Dabney notes that the explosive did not have to be activated before being hauled up with the balloon. They...
William Pena recalls how they arrived near the Ardennes and had an interaction with some German officers who were...
In January or February 1942 President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which allowed for the internment of...
Once Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the bridge at La Fiere,...
Abe Milkis landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Rather than entering France as a...
Gerard Halpern and his fellow soldiers of the 45th Infantry Division spent the six weeks after the fall of Rome doing...
Monty Joe Boitnott loaded transports with over 250,000 prisoners. Some of the prisoners were kept in North Africa for...
The next morning Frank Mancuso is awoken by a lieutenant. He quickly learned that his unit had moved out of the city....
Masaji Inoshita had very little contact with his parents over the course of the war. He would ask the Japanese...
[Annotators Note: Masaji Insohita served in the army as a Japanese translator and interrogator in the China-Burma-India...
Joseph Hairston was born in May 1922 in a log cabin just outside of Martinsville, Virginia. He stayed in Virginia for...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
Tokuji Yoshihashi and his fellow replacements arrived there shortly after the 442nd Regimental Combat Team suffered...
Daniel Farley tried to enlist in the Marine Corps but they turned him down. He then went to the army and they took him...
Gerard Halpern graduated from high school in May or June of 1943. He applied to City College and started classes there...
Robert L. Williams was born in Covington, Kentucky in 1922. He was raised in Park Hills. His life was fairly boring...
Joe Boitnott was born Monty Joe Boitnott in April 1921 and raised in Maxwell, Iowa. Boitnott’s mother was a housekeeper...
Robert Williams was amazed that he was able to find his friend Joe's grave. Williams had Joe's army serial number and...
John Witmeyer went to enlist in the United States military the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 8...
Much of what William Blanckenburg is talking about is in his book [Annotators Note: Blankenburg authored a book titled...
Elmo E. Bell retired from the US Army as a full Colonel. His Mississippi National Guard retired grade is Brigadier...
[Annotators Note: Robert Williams served in the army as a paratrooper in Headquarters Company; 2nd Battalion. 506th...
Harley Reynolds’s 2nd battalion was in Faid Pass when the Germans made an attack to penetrate their lines and take some...
Monty Joe Boitnott thought the strategy was ill advised at Kasserine Pass because they knew the enemy was coming. They...

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