David Wiant was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943, and upon completion of his training, was stationed in the Philippines, arriving in 1945. While there, he was involved in operations rooting out pockets of Japanese soldiers in remote locations. While awaiting for redeployment to the U.S. after the war, Wiant worked as an ambulance driver for a field hospital, then was transferred to the Military Police, and helped guard Japanese General Masaharu Homma, (commander of Japanese forces during their occupation of the Philippines), who was awaiting his war crimes trial.
Interview Session 01 (Audio)
Early life and initial military training in the Army
Interview Session 02 (Audio)
Service in Philippines occupation force during WW II