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Raymond Wells was moved to another hospital. While there his wisdom teeth were taken out and he contracted malaria...
After the Battle of Peleliu, Burgin was one of four men from the 5th Marine Regiment to be considered for a field...
William Leibold spoke to his wife Grace for the first time in years while he was in Oakland. She wanted to visit but he...
Roger Shaw arrived in Bahia, Brazil aboard the SS . He had met some associates previously in Bahia, but he discovered...
Richard Higgins was not on Bloody Nose Ridge but he was close it. Another man Higgins had great respect for was Red...
Pomroy begins the interview by talking about the living conditions on Guadalcanal. Living conditions were as basic as...
Leisey was born in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania May 10th, 1923. He moved to Honey Brook, Pennsylvania where he ended up...
In the hospital they were treated very nice and given so much food that they couldn't eat it all. There was also...
After the war, James Smith had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. He got a job before he was even discharged from...
Gravois had had plenty of amphibious landing training. He also had a lot of combat training in boot camp. He did a lot...
Tenney's first contact with the Japanese was on the morning of the 10th [Annotator’s Note: April 10, 1942] in a bivouac...
Robert Rosendahl’s squadron was stationed at a gunnery school at a small airstrip when the on the west coast of Luzon....
After basic training Richard Greer and the other Marines from his boot camp class went to Norfolk, Virginia where they...
Rackley was sent to Kearney, Nebraska for reassignment where he was given the keys to a brand new B-17 [Annotator’s...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Jackson served in the US Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman in Company I, 3rd Battalion,...
Those with dysentery didn't live very long. Dehydration, lack of food, lack of water, the sickness, it was awful....
When Robert Rosendahl and his fellow survivors were told to destroy their weapons they threw them all out into the bay...
Yukio Kawamoto was able to witness the battle. The division headquarters was protected but it was not far from the...
They would get up at four in the morning on Pavavu. They were in King (K) Co. 3-1 [Annotator’s Note: K Company, 3rd...
After the war ended in Africa they continued training in the desert. The men were given passes to go into Tunisia but...
James Goodrich thinks that people had a greater hatred for the Japanese than the Germans in America. He credits hearing...
The bunkers were made of coconut logs placed over a deep hole with mud placed on the top of the logs [Annotator’s Note...
Most of the combat they [Annotators Note: Arthur Jackson and his fellow Marines of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine...
Another frightening experience Gravois had was during the Battle of the Matanikau River. For the battle they [Annotator...
James Goodrich and his buddy dug a foxhole. His buddy put a big branch across the top of the hole. Later that night...
Kaylor's time at basic training was his first time in the South where they talked a little different. Their northern...
The Japanese kept the Americans and British in separate groups until they started working on the railroad.The food was...
Prior to landing in New Guinea DeMers' unit was never given any jungle training. In Australia they were trained how to...
Richard Greer thought very highly of the navy medical personnel who worked with them. The pharmacist’s mates were...
As they went out, they saw a lone destroyer or possibly a light cruiser. They went to find the carrier but they did not...
The men got up before daylight and took their mess kits and lined up for some soup. Then they immediately lined up in...
Gravois didn't get any sleep during the 2 nights he was on Tarawa. The Japanese tried to infiltrate their lines, but...
For Robert Rosendahl fear is what kept him going during the Bataan Death March. The Japanese were barbarians. Very few...
Giles Bacon remembers that the Japanese aircraft were close enough to shoot at, which he did. He had no idea if he hit...
William Lansford took part in the Long Patrol with the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion on Guadalcanal. Most of the time he...
Richard Greer was in the hospital when John Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor. Greer was supposed to have been in...

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