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William Blanckenburg was met by a lieutenant colonel who knew that Blanckenburg was married and was an older fellow....
John Witmeyer served in five armies of the US Army through six campaigns in the European Theater of World War 2. He had...
Harley Reynolds served with the 1st Infantry Division from the time that he went in. He was in the 16th Infantry...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard submarines. After the war he was...
Heffron [Annotators Note: Edward Heffron, also known as Babe] knew that William Guarnere lived on 17th Street and came...
After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
[Annotators Note: Robert Williams is aWorld War 2 veteran of the 101st Airborne Division and jumped into Normandy in...
The battle on Tarawa provided countless opportunities for combat cameramen like Norman Hatch to capture story telling...
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
Monty Joe Boitnott was wounded when he was bringing supplies on a mule and a mortar shell hit the path. The mule went...
John Witmeyer was first wounded in early July of 1944, just a month after the invasion of Normandy began. He went out...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Frank Buschmeier was put into a big room on the first night. All night long guys were coming in and were trying to find...
Norman Hatch does not think of his experiences on Tarawa or Iwo Jima continuously. Rather, his experiences flood back...
John Witmeyer recognizes the value of The National World War II Museum and is glad that the museum affords the public...
Elmo Bell's 1st Battalion commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Alexander, was always worried about the business...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
For Frank Mancuso, the war took away four years of his youth and there were many things he did not get a chance to do....
During the assault on Manoir La Fiere [Annotators Note: La Fiere Manor] on D Day, Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced...
Harley Reynolds’s company came across some German collaborators who had killed themselves once they realized the...
Darold Rice says that soon after he was retired from the war and was taken to a hospital in Luxembourg. He ate, slept,...
Walter Nelson used to fly out into the fog near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Sometimes he flew underneath the Bay...
When on the P34 ship that pulled them out of the ocean William Leibold and the other survivors of the [Annotators Note...
William Leibold wonders if the [Annotators Note: USS (SS306)] is still a tomb. The was apparently depth charged into...
Before the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division moved out to make an assault on the formidable...
David Roderick was with the 1st Battalion Headquarters and dealt with administrative work during the Battle of the...
David Yoho had his first voyage on a tanker shakedown trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia. After the shakedown, the ship went...
Before the 5th Marine Division landed on Iwo Jima, Norman Hatch assigned all of the men in his camera outfit to various...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
[Annotators Note: Richard Higgins served in the US Marine Corps in Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
William Pena arrived at the aid station. The medic that had been attached to him and his men joked that they had...
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...
Once Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the bridge at La Fiere,...

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