Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Alex Nuckles | 239th Quartermaster Salvage Collecting Company - Army

3:39   |   Thinking back on his time on Saipan, Alex Nuckles remembers the awful smell of dead bodies and the sight of Japanese bullets from a plane churning up the ground. He was disturbed that a fellow soldier was court-martialed unfairly, but what could he do about it? On the trip home, he was still a cook, which was good on the ship and bad on the train.

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