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A Day that will live in infamy
Pearl Harbor
December 7, 1941

"A Day that Will Live in Infamy" December 7, 1941
I was there!
A first hand account!

Hitler's GI death camp

Berga/Elster, Germany
by J. Richter
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Hitler's GI death camp
Could this beautiful little village in central Germany really be the site of "Hitler's GI death camp"? With only about 4000 residents today it is known for an idyllic way of life and for singing

   


Editor's picks from the web 11/27/2016
As editor often get outstanding contributions from readers. They represent hard work of others who share my passion to remember! I can't put on KilroyWasHere.org as mine but they deserve wider distribution.
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Linda Tillery


My kind of Marine . . .

Marine SSGT. RECKLESS
Reckless was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried recoil-less rifles, ammunition and supplies to Marines. Nothing too unusual about that, lots of animals got pressed into doing pack chores in many wars.

But this horse did something more…. during the battle for a location called Outpost Vegas, this mare made 51 trips up and down the hill, on the way up she carried ammunition, and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers…
What was so amazing?

Well she made every one of those trips through enemy fire and without anyone leading her.

Here's her story and photos to prove where she was and what she did….

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— Secretary of Defense nominee Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis USMC (ret.)

KilroyWasHere has been described as a "National Treasure." It is moved to the Library of Congress every 6 months for "future historians and writers."
This site includes hundreds of first hand stories, thousands of images, book reviews, strange, surprising and amazing stories — and much much more.

A Correction for a hero!

A Correction for a Marine HERO
He helped stop the the Japanese Imperial Army's last great banzai charge on Saipan and was awarded the Medal of Honor! He is now identified right!

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Volume 1. The Legends, Page 1 -- Legends Page 2 -- Sightings Page 1 -- Sightings Page 2 -- Sightings Page 3 How the Kilroy Was Here legends started from the most likely to the most whimsical. Sightings of Kilroy Was Here which continue today

Volume 2. The Foreword and Dedication -- The American GI -- Who we are and what are we doing here?

Volume 3. "The Way We Were"
Stories from individuals during the war years. These stories are sometimes heroic, sometimes funny, poignant, or simply memories that must not be forgotten. This Volume has two sub sections:

In Harm's Way, Page 1 -- Page 2 --Stories from the front like: "About D-day plus 5 on Saipan, I was watching for Japanese soldiers along the beach who were sneaking in to give directions for artillery fire. I was sitting in the turret of an armored Amphib. About 2300 I saw the faint outline of what appeared to be a Marine walking along the beach. There was no moon and the only light was from a fire burning about one hundred yards away. Japanese soldiers had a habit of wearing U.S. Marine helmets and carrying M1's when they could find them. In the dark they were hard to identify by a silhouette. When the guy got within 50 feet, I asked the usual "Who goes there?". The answer came back in perfect English, "ITS ME, GI JOE. A MARINE LIKE YOU." So I aimed about 8 inches below the outline of his helmet and shot. The next morning there was one dead Japanese officer in the sand. I never heard of a Marine calling himself G I Joe. I don't think I ever will.

The Home Front, Page 1 Many wonderful stories about life at home during the war. One, a lovely, privileged debutante who rolled up her sleeves and joined the war effort. Another, a beautiful widow who struggled through it alone. Several more, for example, a child's reaction to the Blitz in London.

Volume 4. The Places, Page 1 -- Page 2 -- What's left of the places that played a large role in WWII or Korea. Some are still there while some are just ruins. One is the German POW camp in Clinton MS (near Jackson). "The good people in Clinton and Jackson, MS just couldn't give up their Southern hospitality long enough to run a proper prisoner of war camp! Read this wonderful story of a POW camp so good that the German prisoners come back for reunions!"

Volume 5. Miscellany, Page 1 -- Page 2 --This is some of the sidebars to that history. It includes Gremlins and Foo Fighters as well as book reviews and even Lena the Hyena

Volume 6. "The Rest of the Story" Page 1." Inspiring and unique stories of the war years. You have probably been sent some of these via e-mail. Many have been picked up and sent around by people who were moved by them. Gordon Sinclair's "The Americans" or, believe it or not, when the US mainland was bombed by the Japanese. I don't mean balloon bombs or shelling by a submarine, but actually bombed from an enemy aircraft.

Volume 7. Letters to the editor Page 1 -- Page 2 --
Volume 7, Searches Page 1 - Page 2

Volume 8. Research Area. Awards -- Veterans Info Finder -- WWII Sites -- Korean War Sites -- Miscellaneous and Organizations -- Commercial -- The place for serious historians. It includes Awards and links to historic sites you might not find on the search engines.

Volume 9 Tributes, Page 1 -- page 2 -- Second person stories and tributes to those who shouldn't be forgotten. One, a young man who remembered stories his father told him of New Guinea. He went back and found the places and tells the incredible stories again.

Volume 10. Timeline of WWII and Korea. Major events with Kilroy Was Here stories to put them in perspective.

Volume 11. Is the Guest Book . . . Now's your chance to write on HIS wall!

Volume 12. Searches, Page 1 -- Page 2 -- Where people post search for friends and relatives. If you are interested in any particular subject there is a site search engine on all the main pages.

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