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Anecdotes

     This page is a series of links to stories about the United States Army, National Guard, and State Guards. The U.S. Army includes all units of the U.S. Army including civilian employees, ROTC, Army Reserve and some U.S. Army Air Corps Stories (only those of men who served later in regular Army rather than making USAF shift or men who were in ground units of AAF affiliation). Air Corps and Army Air Force stories have been moved to the USAF page. The National Guard stories will involve Army National Guard stories.  State Guard stories will involve those State Military Units which were a subset of the National Guard and which were organized for a number of decades (during the WWI and WWII periods).

     Most of the Stories below have been submitted by service members to me by email.  If you have any such stories to submit please email me below. Thank you and enjoy. Other stories on pages other than Center Pages are either ones I have found on the web or ones others have told me of which contain similar material.  If you know of such a site, please pass the address on to me.

Stories

A Medic's Greatest Fear, LINK BAD "Snore", 1st ABd, Vietnam, Not a Center Page, Use Back Key to Return

A Tree Marks the Start of One Soldier's War, William H. Tucker, 101st Div, USA, Normandy, Use Back Key to Return

Ash and Trash, Jerry D. McBee, 121st AHC, 1st ABd, Vietnam, Not a Center Page, Use Back Key to Return

Baby Formula  Belgium/Luxembourg, T/5 Samuel Marks, HQ Co., 2nd Bn., 345th Inf. Regt., 87th Inf. Div.

Before World War I I   113th Infantry Combat Team, Fort Hancock, 1942, by Ed Braun

Carl Boyln, By Ronnie Wells, W/O1, Dustoff 33, 45th Medical Co, Long Binh South Vietnam (1970-1971)

Big Shell  Germany, William H. Gieske, 172nd F.A. Bn., U.S.A.

Blunder, England, "GeoABCD", 1944

Brave Lady, 93rd EVAC, Long Bien, Vietnam

"Button Up" Phillips, Mason (Mickey) H. Dorsey, T/4 Sgt, 71st Cav Rec Trp, 71st Inf, XXth Corps, 3rd Army

Cavalry Reconnaissance Armored Car Model M-8, Mason (Mickey) H. Dorsey, T/4 Sgt, 71st Cav Rec Trp, 71st Inf, XXth Corps, 3rd Army

Chocktaw Indians, The first code talkers in the U.S. Armed forces! WWI new 9/10/00

Concussion, "Red" Themar, Sgt, Wpns Plt, Co A, 385th Inf Regt, 76th Inf Div, 3rd Army, USA

Cook Off, "Red" Themar, Sgt, Wpns Plt, Co A, 385th Inf Regt, 76th Inf Div, 3rd Army, USA

Creature Discomforts at The Front, Food, Warmth and Keeping Clean on the Front Lines, WWII, USA (new 5/19/03)

Death of An Air Cav Scout, By James Ralph "El Tigre" Spletstoser about D Trp, 3/5th Air Cav, Vietnam, Not a Center Page, Use Back Key to Return

Dismounted Patrol, Mason (Mickey) H. Dorsey, T/4 Sgt, 71st Cav Rec Trp, 71st Inf, XXth Corps, 3rd Army

During World War I I  113th Infantry Combat Team, Fort Hancock, 1942, by Ed Braun

Free Mail, 113th Infantry Combat Team c1942-43, by Ed Braun

Fresh Lieutenant  by Jess S. Brooks , Co M, 15th Inf Regt, 3rd Inf Div/Co D, 18th Inf Regt, 1st Inf Div, USA

Gas Truck Morgan, Mason (Mickey) H. Dorsey, T/4 Sgt, 71st Cav Rec Trp, 71st Inf, XXth Corps, 3rd Army

Grand Reception, Sgt Major, Special Forces, Vietnam

Hand Grenades, by Ed Braun, 113th Infantry Combat Team c1942-43, USA

History of the Royal Naval Commandos, World War Two, Use Back Key To Return

Humor, Round 1000, Darwin Russel, 1st ABd, Vietnam, Not a Center Page, Use Back Key to Return

Landing, 20th Eng. Cbt. Rgt./1340th Eng. Cbt. Bn., about John A. Stanton

Lebanon, Stargel 8, Lebanon 1983

Liberation of Gunskirchen Lager Concentration Camp, Mason (Mickey) H. Dorsey, T/4 Sgt, 71st Cav Rec Trp, 71st Inf, XXth Corps, 3rd Army

Literal Flying Interpretation, SP/5 D. K. Russel, Bandit#4, 118th, 1st ABd, Vietnam, Not a Center Page, Use Back Key to Return

LSTs on Omaha, Hyman Haas, Sgt., Btty. A., 467th. AAA Bn (SP), USA

Merry Christmas  by Jess S. Brooks , Co M, 15th Inf Regt, 3rd Inf Div/Co D, 18th Inf Regt, 1st Inf Div, USA

More Than A Red-X, By James Ralph "El Tigre" Spletstoser about 135th AHC, Vietnam, Not a Center Page, Use Back Key to Return

My Dad Meets General Patton, by "Toepan", re Co F, 319th Inf Regt, 80th Inf Div, USA

My Time on Iwo Jima, By Arvin S. Gibson, SSgt, Trans. Corps, HQ Co, HQ, AGF, APO 60, USA

Pass In Review  113th Infantry Combat Team c1942-43, by Ed Braun

Post Exchanges 113th Infantry Combat Team c1942-43, by Ed Braun

Proud by "RESCM1B", XVIITh Abn Corps, USA, Gulf War

A Rough Crossing on the Maurice Rose, Anonymous Soldier, USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126)

Rough Landing by "JustWinAl", Spec/4, Rngr, Fort Bragg, USA, 1987

Seasoned GIs Survived, Vets Say, Article with Veteran First Hand Accounts, Normandy, Use Back Key to Return

Shot Heard Round The Meadowlands, Co. B, 3rd Infantry Regt., NJ State Guard, 1942 by James Justin

Slapton Sands, What Happened, Marion Hoffman

Tank Engines, by Ed Braun, 113th Infantry Combat Team c1942-43, USA

The Clover Leaf, By James Ralph "El Tigre" Spletstoser about 162nd AHC, Vietnam, Not a Center Page, Use Back Key to Return

THE GREENBRIER Ashford General Army Hospital, West Virginia, 1943, by Ed Braun

The Linkup, Mason (Mickey) H. Dorsey, T/4 Sgt, 71st Cav Rec Trp, 71st Inf, XXth Corps, 3rd Army

The Milky Way, Mason (Mickey) H. Dorsey, T/4 Sgt, 71st Cav Rec Trp, 71st Inf, XXth Corps, 3rd Army

The Night He Got Lucky  113th Infantry Combat Team c1942-43, by Ed Braun

The Tracer Incident, Mason (Mickey) H. Dorsey, T/4 Sgt, 71st Cav Rec Trp, 71st Inf, XXth Corps, 3rd Army

They Did Not All Die At The Little Bighorn, By Robert J. Kilby, Jr., 731st Bmb Sqdn, 452nd Bmb Grp, 2nd Div, 8th AF, USAAF

Ties That Bind  Southern Indiana, U.S.A.

Total Devastation, Mason (Mickey) H. Dorsey, T/4 Sgt, 71st Cav Rec Trp, 71st Inf, XXth Corps, 3rd Army

Un-Friendly Fire, Bill Reid, Guns Platoon, 116th AHC, 1st ABd, Vietnam, Not a Center Page, Use Back Key to Return

LINKS

118th Assault Helicopter Company website with anecdotes, unit history, rosters, photographs and documents of ten years of vietnam era service

Canadian Veterans Recollect, Veterans Stories of World War One, Use Back Key To Return

Memories of War, More Veterans Stories, Use Back Key To Return

The Australian Involvement in Vietnam, with anecdotal and biographical information

World War Two Preservation Society, More Veterans Stories, Use Back Key To Return

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