Deadeye Stories
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“We fought for freedom for all and peace on earth. I just did my duty like all military men do.”

 John L Palmer, Deadeye

 

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These stories are published as submitted to RemembertheDeadeyes.com and are not edited for spelling, content, or historical accuracy.

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"My Deadeye Story"

Another version of this story can be found at http://www.jahitchcock.com/fred.html

By Deadeye,

Fred R. Long

Grand Coulee, WA

     
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"Glenn Perry and the Military"

Glenn was in B Co 382 Infantry.

Included are many photos, including one of Glenn and his wife, Janice

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By Deadeye,

Glenn Perry

Tacoma, Washington

     
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"Freedom for All”

John Palmer was a Medic in E Co 382nd Regiment.

Written in 2008, covering his combat service Palmer was just eighteen when he enlisted. 

By Deadeye,

John Palmer

Berlin, MD

   
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"The Dave Stockham Story"

Dave Stockham, E Co 382, was wounded on Okinawa.

***This detailed combat story is told in Stockham's own unique style.

By Deadeye,

Dave Stockham

Peoria, AZ

   

"I was 18 in June 1943: I entered the Army at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. I joined the 96th at Camp White, Oregon on March 25, 1944."

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"Love Company" by Donald O Dencker

Royalties from the sale of this book go to the 96th Infantry Deadeye Assn.

By Deadeye,

Donald O Dencker

Sun Valley, WI

     
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"Okinawa Sketchbook"

by Ken Staley

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By Deadeye,

Ken Staley

Poughkeepsie, NYDeceased

     
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"Okinawa"

By Deadeye,

Herman Buffington

Deceased

"... for me, that two-year experience in World War II is cut deep in my mind and soul and can never be totally covered up."
With Epilogue by Helen Buffington
     
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"One Soldier's Story"

A Father’s Experiences From
The Leyte and Okinawa Campaigns of World War II

by Jacob Wesley Zimmerli
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, Sergeant

By Deadeye,

Jacob Zimmerli

Grand Rapids, MN  Little Bass Lake

     
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A Selection from the Memoirs of
Lieutenant George Kern
593rd JASCO Unit U.S. Navy
Attached to the 3rd Battalion 383rd Regiment 96th Division

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By Deadeye,

George Kern

Deceased

     
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"Woody Martin Remembrances"

593rd JASCO Unit U.S. Army
Attached to the 3rd Battalion 383rd Regiment 96th Division

A Son’s Collection of Short Stories, Photos, and
Perceptions of his Deadeye Father

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By Deadeye Son,

Tom Martin

Shawneetown, IL

     
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"My Life History"

Grover Wayne Howard, Jr.

Private 1st Class 96th Infantry Division WWII

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By Deadeye

Grover Howard

Missouri

Deceased

     
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"Bill Porter, Interview"

Lt. Colonel, 96th Division

by Jeff League, April 16, 2009

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Featuring Deadeye

Bill Porter

Oregon

     
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"WWII As I Remember It"

Wylie Nielson, 96th Division

Excerps from his book

by Deadeye

Wylie Nielson

Sacramento, California

     
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"Blue Star in the Window"

A Memoir of the Army Service
of William R Hill in WWII

By Deadeye,

William R. Hill

Indianapolis, IN

     
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"Raymond Bush Biography"

Leyte and Okinawa

Purple Heart recipient

Jack Lummis site; jacklummus.com

Deadeye

Raymond Bush

Ennis, TX

Deceased

     
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Bill Dohl Article

Herald Tribune by Abby Weingarten

Leyte and Okinawa

Deadeye

Bill Dohl

Venice

     
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"Walk of Honor"

North Carolina 96th Infantry Army

World War II Bronze Star

Kinston, North Carolina
     
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"Cutthroats: The Adventures of a Sherman Tank Driver in the Pacific"

Click here for link on Amazon.com

This author of this book, Robert C. Dick,  is deceased.

By Deadeye

Robert C. Dick

Co. C. 763rd Tank Battalion,

96th Infantry Division

     
 
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By Deadeye,

William R. Hill

Indianapolis, IN

       
 
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Indy Honor Flight

Washington, D.C. September 10, 2012

By Deadeye,

William R. Hill

Indianapolis, IN

       
       
   
 
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