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When David Yoho went through boot camp, it was great except for his troubled background. He kept getting into trouble...
Byron Othello Wilkins arrived back at Camp Maxey in Texas and saw a group of LSU men at the camp with a band to play...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
Sidney Philips was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He grew up on Georgia Avenue in midtown. Eugene [Annotators Note...
John J. Witmeyer, known all his life as JJ, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1921. He lived in only two different...
Roger Shaw wanted to ship out on a vessel that traversed the Mississippi River frequently. This would better enable him...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
[Annotators Note: Calvin Barrick served in the US Navy aboard the submarine USS Tang (SS306).] On 16 February 1944 the...
[Annotators Note: Frank Guidone served in the US Marine Corps as a member of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]When...
Robert Freligh served during the war because he felt it was his duty. He was also 20 years old at the time and thought...
Norman Hatch remained on Iwo Jima for the first 18 days of the battle. He was flown off on D plus 18. Hatch flew off...
Once sent back to New Orleans, Frank Mancuso was assigned as a special services officer [Annotators Note: at Camp Leroy...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS . He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he discovered...
Tom Quigley made his way home where he had to check in to a base camp back stateside. On the way home he stopped and...
Frank Buschmeier feels like he owes his life to the men who flew the plane and he owes his life to the durability of...
Donald Bryan’s last kill was an Arado234. Years later it was discovered that the German pilot flying that plane was on...
[Annotators Note: this segment begins with George Griffenhagen and the interviewer returning from a break and talking...
Norman Hatch disembarked his ship in Nagasaki Harbor to begin the occupation of Japan and immediately saw the...
William Pena was born in Laredo, Texas and attended a Catholic middle school and public high school. He was the editor...
Norman Hatch received his orders to the 5th Marine Division while he was still in the United States as his...
Combat cameraman Norman Hatch was only about a quarter of a mile away from the mountain top [Annotator's Note: Mount...
Interview begins with the interviewer stating that Senator Inouye is and always will be the most influential Japanese-...
Lou Brissie was raised in Greenville, South Carolina. His father was a barn stormer. Brissie's father believed in equal...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
Leisey was born in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania May 10th, 1923. He moved to Honey Brook, Pennsylvania where he ended up...
The lavatories aboard the submarines discharged overboard. The head [Annotator's Note: navy slang for lavatory] had to...
Mr. Mack [Annotator's Note: Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr., or Connie Mack, manager of the Philadelphia Athletics for its...
Frank Stewart shows the interviewer a photograph that was taken at the naval hospital in San Diego. Bob Day had also...
Joseph Armanini discusses having bicycle races in the officer's club at Thorpe Abbotts [Annotator’s Note: the 100th...
After Arthur Jackson got back to the United States [Annotators Note: after being wounded in the Pacific] he was sent to...
Being a submariner prepared Grieves for his career as a firefighter. When you've seen the worst everything else is easy...
In 1948 Lou Brissie went to spring training, after which he returned to Philadelphia to play the Phillies. After the...
In the hospital they were treated very nice and given so much food that they couldn't eat it all. There was also...
When Peterson was in the service the guys he served with would get together and have fun. In Sicily they had a ball...
Grieves talks about the eulogies he gives for friends who have passed away. He has officiated a number of funerals.On...
Edward LaPorta and his fellow POWs got a lot of things done in the camp [Annotators Note: Stalag III-B in Fursetenberg...

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