Postwar life

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[Annotator's Note: Billy Grieves served in the navy aboard the submarines USS Thresher (SS-200) and USS Lizardfish (SS-...
Edward Tipper had his life improved as a result of his service in World War Two. He received a college education and...
William Leibold has been contacted numerous times by groups attempting to research various things. Leibold noted how...
Being a submariner prepared Billy Grieves for his career as a firefighter. After seeing the worst, everything else is...
The Red Cross was rewarding work for Barbara Pathe. She was always there to talk. They were always exhausted. Listening...
Masaji Inoshita asked for early retirement [Annotator’s Note: from the army]. He was told that he was needed. They were...
Frank Stewart was in the hospital on Espiritu Santos. After about ten days, he decided to go down the hall to the...
Arthur Jackson was awarded the Medal of Honor on 5 October 1945 during the Nimitz Day celebration in Washington D.C....
Peterson doesn't know how the war changed him.He has his own views on how things should be. His wife gets on him about...
James understands that movies are made so people think they are interesting. He understands that Hollywood adds its own...
Baptiste feels that a lot of talent was lost by the navy segregating them. He used to talk to his officers about it.He...
Crump got to Panteloria and was alongside the dock. All of the German prisoners of war did the work. They were younger...
The Monuments Men group totaled about 60 men when Ettlinger was a member. They continued to be in existence even after...
When Peterson was in the service the guys he served with would get together and have fun. In Sicily they had a ball...
When they arrived at Pearl Harobr, Air Group 6 needed one more run before they rotated home. During the trip to Truk...
Hanna wanted to return to the US through San Francisco but ended up coming in through Seattle.He was sent to Madigan...
Baptiste feels that it is important for there to be a National World War II Museum. If they hadn't done what they did...
James Goodrich was taken from Iwo Jima to a hospital on Guam. He was on Guam for about 12 or 13 days before being...
Baptiste would be watchful. There are countries and people who want to see this country go under so he believes that we...
One of Crump’s friends was on watch on a ship that was torpedoed. Crump’s convoy had about 35 percent casualties. The...
While Childers was a cadet he was asked by Colonel Mangrum if he had received a Purple Heart. When he told Mangrum that...
Childers was then assigned to Ft. Rucker, Alabama. Childers though that Ft. Rucker would be good duty but it wasn't. He...
There were two black soldiers at the door yelling that the Germans were coming. Lyle Bouck and Kriz [Annotators Note:...
They got into the base and they stayed and ate. The next morning, they put them on a C-47. There was 2 or 3 other ex-...
Baum recalls the POWs at Hammelburg and the concentration camps victims they encountered. They brought their...
After he retired he played golf. He still lives in California.Childers experienced the big earthquake of 1989.
Pendelton made a lot of friends and had a lot of fun. Right up to the end of his 4th year which he had signed up for he...
There was sharp drop off and that is how they were able to put the destroyer right up on the beach. Myers could only...
Pendelton never brought himself to claim his injuries. Pendelton does not know if he ever will or if he even wants to....
They proceeded to Samar to the repair base. The boats had already begun to be renovated because they had been assigned...
At the field hospital, Billow realized he was wounded in the foot. They loaded him on a train back to England. He spent...
Gonzales is very glad that he was able to help save a life even though he lost a brother.After Gonzales' brother...
Henry Bourgeois went to work in the aerospace industry for Singer as a sales engineer. He was then made a planner and...
Louis Zamperini was converted in 1949. In 1951, he returned to Japan, particularly to visit Sugamo Prison because he...
Wagner's other brother was also in the Pacific and would write to the family telling them that he was trying to meet up...
Flournoy did not have an instructors rating. She went to Alice airport [Annotator’s Note: Alice, Texas airport] after...

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