Vietnam War

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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...
Robert Kelso's unit had pulled up near a railroad track and dug in. He had heard that some of the guys went to a...
Okinawa is something of a blur in Romus Burgin's mind. Unlike New Britain and Peleliu, battles from which he can...
Olen Grant left the service when his operations had been completed. The army tried to get him stay in the service after...
Once sent back to New Orleans, Frank Mancuso was assigned as a special services officer [Annotators Note: at Camp Leroy...
Robert Kelso's unit was sent back all at one time [Annotator’s Note: Robert Kelso served on a gun crew with the 342nd...
Romus Valtin Burgin worked with a contact officer from the VA named Frank Mallory when he returned to Texas. Burgin...
Roy Boreen felt that World War 2 did not change his values in life although the war did have an impact on his life...
Replacement troops to John Witmeyer's unit always reported to him so he generally learned the names of new recruits. In...
When Peterson was in the service the guys he served with would get together and have fun. In Sicily they had a ball...
Besides the flag raising, Dave Severance's most vivid memory was the loss off troops. They knew that the Japanese were...
Delewski still hears from different people from the Laffey. After the war he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and got...
The Vietcong were a tough enemy because of their ability to conceal themselves and assimilate with civilian populations...
Robert Murphy had a lot of postwar contact with General James Gavin. In Murphy’s opinion the reason many high ranking...
During one of his trips back to the United States Alexander Vraciu was offered the opportunity to fly the Zero [...
While Childers was a cadet he was asked by Colonel Mangrum if he had received a Purple Heart. When he told Mangrum that...
After the war, James Smith had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. He got a job before he was even discharged from...
At the end of the war Vernon Baker was a second lieutenant but in May of 1945 he became a first lieutenant. His...
Clarence Anderson felt for his wife having to see her husband and son both going off to war during the Vietnam War....
Barfoot recalls difficult times when they landed in Southern France, he was the Platoon Leader and had been promoted to...
Barfoot grew up on a farm and his family was all on the farm. They grew cotton and corn and made a living during the...
In Vietnam, Barfoot found the news different from the perspective he got from it in the United States. He saw and heard...
Grant Ichikawa does not feel that he did anything special being a linguist. He had a job to do and he did it. Ichikawa...
Wahlen was an E-5, Pharmacist’s Mate 2nd class when he got out of the Navy. His US Army career was over twenty years.He...
A friend of Holloman’s in a MATS [Annotator's Note: Military Air Transport Service] unit needed an operations officer....
Chuck feels that a lot of veterans have embellished their prisoner of war experience. He felt as if it was not that bad...
When McGee first got to Italy, a lot of work and activity was based around survival. The men would improve their living...
In September Henderson was on a flight to China as navigator. He was with a crew that had to bail out on the flight...
Schmedemann's career was in his hands. He wanted to go to the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth,...
When Steve Pisanos was in Vietnam he was to drop weapons and food to a convoy that was lost in the jungle. He got close...
Hairston was puzzled how in World War I and World War II, African Americans were labeled as being inefficient soldiers...
Holloman discusses racial terminology. He did not feel that he was being held to a higher standard. He felt that he was...
Robert Kelso went to Vietnam as an advisor but was called to Saigon to run the Armed Forces Radio when it was learned...
Monty Joe Boitnott would like to be thought of as being in the largest and bloodiest war and they won. However,...