Preserving The Oral HistorIES of Combat Veterans

COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Bill Richardson | 4th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division

7:49   |   It was a small, uncomfortable ship, an LST. Bill Richardson remembers how the trip to Hawaii turned into an ordeal once the convoy was hit by a huge storm. Two burials at sea focused his mind pretty well. (This interview made possible with the support of JOHN R. ASMUS.)

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