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Walter Nelson went into the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression. It was just about the same time that...
Billy Grieves watches movies like Run Silent, Run Deep religiously. He feels that they are more Hollywood than reality...
World War Two changed John McCarthy and his life tremendously. Without the war, he might have been a factory worker....
George Morgan was surprised by the things he did in the Navy. Looking at it from an advanced age, he knows it was a...
Being a submariner prepared Billy Grieves for his career as a firefighter. After seeing the worst, everything else is...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
William Leibold never stopped believing that he would make it home to his wife. The reunion with his wife on his parent...
John McCarthy reached Pearl Harbor on his ship. [Annotator’s Note: the USS Laertes (AR-20)] They waited for an...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] At the end of the second...
George Morgan mentioned Kauffman as being the only superintendant of the Naval Academy who followed his father in that...
Calvin Barrick thinks that Dick O'Kane [Annotators Note: US Navy Rear Admiral Richard H. O'Kane was the commanding...
Wagner grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. She attended high school and college in there.Her father was a ladies tailor. He...
Ari Phoutrides was born in Seattle in 1925. His father was a priest who was moved around the country often.After high...
Connick was born in Mobile, Alabama on 27 March 1926. He moved with his family to New Orleans, Louisiana at the age of...
Ferrier was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. His father died and was buried on his 13th birthday. His...
James Nerison was born in San Francisco. His mother and father moved down to the city of Alhambra near Los Angeles. His...
Alexander Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi...
Brooks was born on 30 October of 1919 in Greeneville, Tennessee. He recalls his childhood during the Great Depression....
Stinson was born in Columbia, Alabama. After he and his classmates graduated from high school in 1943 they joined the...
Merrill was returning from a search mission just as the Doolittle Raiders were taking off from the Hornet [Annotator's...
Tarrant was born in Ennis, Texas. When he was 3, Tarrant's family moved to Dallas. His mother and father figured that...
Blanchard was born in Yonkers, New York. He moved around quite a bit as an employee of General Motors.He came from a...
Showers was born on a farm in Iowa. As a student, he remembers the Armed Forces recruiting students. The first station...
Janice Martin Benario was born in Baltimore, Maryland and went through the public school system. She wanted to go away...
Charles Bishop was born in New Haven, Connecticut in November of 1920. The depression years were sketchy. His mother...
Monpat was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He went to E.D. White High School for one year then quit and went...
[Annotators Note: Donald Hoff served in the navy as a rear seat gunner and radio operator on SBD Dauntless dive bombers...
Wahlen was born in a farmhouse near Ogden, Utah. Soon after he was born his family moved to Ogden where they stayed...
Karr grew up in West Virginia in a little town called Mannington. His father and his relatives worked in the oil fields...
The Laffey [Annotator's Note: US Navy destroyer USS Laffey, DD-724] had new radar and sonar equipment and that put the...
Harold Ward was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in April 1921. Ward had the life of a bastard growing up as he was...
Alex Vraciu was on a mission with a flight of 12 aircraft when he noticed five Zeros [Annotators Note: Mitsubishi A6M...
Ramage started his career in the US Navy aboard the Enterprise [Annotator's Note: USS Enterprise, (CV6)]. The non-...

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