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Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was drafted and went to Camp Blanding, Florida for 17 weeks of basic training. He was trained on...
Charles Fitts had stashed a watch in the one place that the Germans did not search. It was an automatic wristwatch that...
Gerard Halpern was serving with the XVth Corps when the war ended. He was stationed in the town of Chantilly right...
Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
After Carrol Joy arrived in England, he was sent by train to Ashford Kent. They may have been the closest base to the...
Edwin McAuliffe graduated high school the year the war ended. When he started his first year of college at Southeastern...
The medics tagged Robert Williams with stating that he was suffering from combat exhaustion and he was brought to Omaha...
It only took four days for the ship to cross the Atlantic. They landed in Boston and after going ashore Charles Fitts...
Darold Rice stated “I grew up,” when asked by the interviewer how the war changed his life. He came back with a renewed...
Edward Tipper continued his education after the service. He used the GI Bill to receive a Master’s Degree. He...
Frederick Hollis was drafted in August 1952. He had sixteen weeks of army basic training in Fort Bliss, Texas, eight...
When Robert Freligh got out of the navy he went back to school at Albion College in Albion, Michigan. They had to go to...
Tokuji Yoshihashi returned home in June 1946. The colors for the 100th Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team...
[Annotators Note: The interviewer asks Cole if he felt serving in the Marine Corps prepared him for the rest of his...
World War Two changed John McCarthy and his life tremendously. Without the war, he might have been a factory worker....
Robert Harris appreciated being an American much more after his experiences in the Second World War. He had thought...
David Yoho was on a fleet oiler in World War 2. The ship took on fuel sometimes from a fuel barge in order to refuel...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
more missions after D-Day and then returned to the United States. He was in Milwaukie on V-E Day and in Louisiana when...
Byron Othello Wilkins stopped at a gasthaus while traveling on a bicycle with other ex POWs. Wilkins saw an American...
Francis Dymnicki boarded a ship in England right after V-E Day [Annotator’s Note: Victory in Europe Day, 8 May 1945] to...
Jenkins was born in Louisville, Kentucky on 14 June 1924. His father worked with the L...
Rackley did not have much of a relationship with his commanding officer [Annotator's Note: Rackley is referring to his...
John Luckadoo had no regrets about returning to the United States after completing his 25 combat missions. The brass...
Baumgarten was released from the Royal Navy hospital around 4 July of 1944 and taken to the 250th station hospital in...
Lynn Compton had his orders changed so he could play baseball in Paris. He would look around for facilities for the...
Out of all the men Galloway knew and the men around him, no one was killed on the first day of the Bulge. Galloway met...
Hanna wanted to return to the US through San Francisco but ended up coming in through Seattle.He was sent to Madigan...
There is no superior country and no one has the right to take over another country. The world has not learned that...
Karr found out from the Laffey's newsletter that one of his buddies had fallen and broken his hip. Karr did not go to...
William Disanza worked in the office for Falcon Buick. His job was to be the follow up guy. He would contact the...
Alexander Jefferson worked in the post office when he returned home from war after school. Jefferson discovered his...
John Weinart crossed the Rhine River and headed into southern Germany. They would frequently ride on tanks. Weinart...
Betty Masket had started back in school in September [Annotator's Note: September 1945] and graduated that year or the...
Wahlen's division used to get together after the war. His platoon leader would get them together and have each one talk...

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