I interviewed a man that served in World War II. His name was Mr.
Katz. He lived in Wingate Nursing Home in Needham. I never met him before,
so at first I was a bit uncomfortable. When he came down to tell me his story
he complemented me on my Patriots jacket and asked me who I thought was going
to win the Superbowl. I told him the Patriots and once we stopped talking
about sports, and got to know each other better I asked him what did he do
in the Army and he told me that he was a gunman who never had to shoot anybody.
He told me "it's one thing to hold a gun , but it's another thing to shoot
Reactions to the war
He said he went into the war after Pearl Harbor and all of his friends were joining so he felt peer pressure to join even though he got drafted. Also he told me that his feeling towards the war weren't anything special he said "I just wanted to do my job and get the hell out of there alive." But he always told me to not join the Army; he told me that it is hell.
When I asked him about Hitler he told me "everyone wanted to kill the bastard" and he told me about the hatred towards Hitler. He said that people in the U.S. were very upset with Hitler and they wanted him dead.
He also told me after the war he wanted to serve to the Air Force
so that he could reenlist but later he got discharged.