Treating wounded

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After Lieutenant John Marr narrowly escaped a German ambush during the failed night assault on the west end of the La...
William Pena recalls the situation in the Ardennes before the Germans arrived, how they laid tripwires and mines. They...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Edward Tipper credits paratrooper training with assisting in making the attack on Carentan a success. The decision was...
After the fighting [Annotators Note: in Ingolstadt] lulled, Fred Hirsekorn got a call to look at one of his men. It was...
Lieutenant John Marr led his advanced party along a hedgerow ahead of the main group of Company G, 507th Parachute...
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...
[Annotators Note: William Leibold served in the navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate and made all five war patrols aboard...
[Annotators Note: Romus Valtin Burgin served in the United States Marine Corps as a mortar section leader in Company K...
Some days after eliminating the machine gun position, Burgin and his fellow Marines faced another machine gun...
[Annotators Note: Wesley Trindal served in the US Army as a rifleman in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry...
John Witmeyer led his platoon through a break in a concrete wall out into a wheat field after being assured by an...
William Pena remembers how after suffering heavy casualties his battalion was diminished to the size of practically one...
John Witmeyer and the entire 79th Infantry Division were involved in the Battle of the Bulge, and he and his men fought...
After Lieutenant John Marr and the rest of Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment crossed the La Fiere causeway,...
John Marr landed in water up to his armpits on D Day after the jump [Annotators Note: into Normandy] and immediately...
Josephine Pescatore remembers amputations and limbs that may require amputation. For medicine they used spiritus...
James Livaudais saw a man named Oseroff killed. That was the first combat death that Livaudais witnessed. He merely...
Josephine Pescatore’s unit would leap frog with 44th Evac Hospital. One group would work while the other rested. They...
After eliminating the remainder of the artillery positions on Ngesebus Island, the 5th Marine Regiment returned to...
One night, the battalion command sent John Witmeyer on a patrol behind German lines. Witmeyer took six other men out on...
Edward Tipper and the troops of the 101st Airborne were very confident about jumping into France. Their training was...
Byron Othello Wilkins made sergeant on 3 December [Annotators Note: 3 December 1944] and met the new captain around...
Josephine Pescatore prayed when Cardinal Spellman gave a talk to a large group of troops before she went overseas....
Josephine Pescatore would do it all again tomorrow if she had the same kind of troops, which she is sure they are....
Russell Hoff has vivid memories of his prisoner of war experiences.  He has flashbacks that will probably never leave...
Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...
Fred Hirsekorn had been assigned a Buck Rogers tank. The Buck Rogers tank was an experimental tank with 60 four and a...
Joseph Motil had a feeling that the soldier he was next to was run over by his own tank. Motil got to England and he...
Joseph Diamond served with the 104th Infantry Division, which is the Timberwolf Division. He was born in Camden, New...
Michael Cokinos grew up in Beaumont, Texas. During the Great Depression, life was pretty strict for him. His parents...
Pomroy went back to get the wounded Marvin Hattan who was screaming and moaning from his wounds [Annotator’s Note:...
Mack is the chaplain of the Sixth Marine Division Association. He notes that the ranks are getting very thin. The...
It turned out that a small piece of shrapnel had severed Burgess's spinal chord. Burgess was 18 years old. Karr had...
Childers was placed in a basket and hoisted onto the deck of the destroyer that had picked him and his crew up. He was...

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