His Family | Richard Glassbrenner
On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Richard Glassbrenner shares a story originally told on June 8, 2016 at the Veterans Breakfast Club in Wexford, Pennsylvania. This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas of the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative.
During WWII, Richard Glassbrenner of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania served as a forward observer and rifleman with the Marine Corps. Fighting in the Battle of Okinawa, just prior to the Allied invasion of Japan, Richard and his buddy Staub discovered a badly wounded Japanese officer.
After the enemy soldier tried to kill the Americans, he was dispatched by the young Marines. As Richard and Staub were burying the enemy, Richard found a souvenir that hunted him for years.