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We call them "The Greatest Generation", but most of them will tell you that they were just ordinary citizens, doing their part for their country.

They are fading into the twilight now -- nearly 2,000 World War II veterans pass away every day. Help us preserve their stories before they are lost forever.

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The Banality of Evil

World War II; U.S. Army

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A Baptism Into War

Jack remembers his time on the USS Salt Lake City cruiser.

World War II; U.S. Navy

"This is no drill, this is no drill. Pearl Harbor has been bombed!"

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Battle Babies

World War II; U.S. Army

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The Battle for Verdenne

Paul Ferdinandsen serves in the Railsplitter Div., taking the town of Verdenne on Christmas of '44.

World War II; U.S. Army

"We snuck to a house, then a German fired point-blank at us. He must have fired at sound or shadows."

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The Battle of Mortain

Angel Garcia remembers the Battle of Mortain and a man he called a coward who later saved his life.

World War II; U.S. Army

"I wouldn't wish this on anyone, but I wouldn't have missed serving in WWII for anything."

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Battle of the Bulge: My Story

Edward remembers defending a bridge near St. Vith during heavy German and American crossfire.

World War II; U.S. Army

"I was on guard when I noticed a great deal of cannon flashes. The Battle of the Bulge had begun."

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A Beer for Billy

Linda shares her father’s Navy stories on Seymour Island.

World War II; U.S. Navy

"They never forgot about Billy – how lonely he must have been when they all left."

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Before I Go...

Peppi remembers his service in the Phillipines, and reminds us of the cost of the war

World War II; U.S. Army

"We need to take care of those who leave a piece of themselves on the battlefield"

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Berkley Hombre

World War II; U.S. Army

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Birthday Present

World War II; U.S. Army

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