Military service stateside

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Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
Norman Hatch, along with a group of other servicemen, boarded a train for Washington D.C. on a Sunday morning. Most of...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
Roy Boreen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 1920. During the Great Depression, his father worked as a cement...
Abe Milkis was called up soon after finishing high school. After being drafted, he found himself on bivouac in a tent...
Wayne Pierce grew up in the small farming community of Polo, Illinois. He was drafted in June 1941 six months before...
Josephine Reeves was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 1919. Growing up, Reeves attended the West Catholic...
At Wendover, there was a base regulation stating that there was never to be any ammunition present in an aircraft until...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
Sidney Philips remembers the whole platoon being sent away to Lejeune. Most of the men were put into the 1st Regiment....
Norman Hatch was asleep at his place in New York on the morning of 7 December 1941. He had preset his radio to turn on...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April of 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
Norman Ikari recalls Pearl Harbor very well. It was a Sunday morning and Ikari was sitting in his house in East Los...
Charles Fitts Jr. was born in December 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He lived there until he was about four years old....
John W. Marr was born in Johnson County, Missouri in May 1918. He grew up on a farm and moved farms twice during his...
Tom Quigley grew up playing polo and riding horses and initially volunteered to serve with the cavalry in the army....
When Grant enlisted he volunteered for the Army Air Corps. He knew that he would end up going eventually and he wanted...
Kelly Kuwayama was drafted a year before Pearl Harbor and entered the Army. He was assigned to a coastal artillery unit...
Clinton E. Riddle was born in Loudon County, Tennessee in February 1921. He was the only child in his family and grew...
Richard O'Kane gave William Leibold a nice 35mm camera. O’Kane snuck it in the trunk of Leibold's car one day during a...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
Frank Buschmeier went to armament school in Denver, Colorado. In Denver, the men were split into training groups for...
James Livaudais was part of the division which was to become the Sergeant York Division—the 82nd Division with about 16...
Edgar Cole went to communications school and finished at the head of his class. He was automatically assigned to...
Norman Hatch graduated from high school when he was 17 years old. He grew up in both Boston, Massachusetts and...
Richard Higgins joined the Marine Corps in 1940. He was set on the Marine Corps from the beginning. He never considered...
Robert L. Williams was born in Covington, Kentucky in 1922. He was raised in Park Hills. His life was fairly boring...
Robert Williams was amazed that he was able to find his friend Joe's grave. Williams had Joe's army serial number and...
It only took four days for the ship to cross the Atlantic. They landed in Boston and after going ashore Charles Fitts...
Olen Grant was born in Benton, Arkansas on 5 April 1923. After his father returned from World War I, he moved to Benton...
[Annotators Note: Arthur Killam served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate aboard the submarine USS Sea Dragon.]...
James Livaudais entered the service in March 1942. His division was to be the Sergeant York Division. The decision...
Calvin Barrick was transferred to the USS Searaven [Annotator’s Note: USS Searaven (SS196)] which was an older...
[Annotator’s Note: The interview begins mid sentence, after the initial story Frank tells the interview begins.] Frank...
Norman Hatch received his orders to the 5th Marine Division while he was still in the United States as his...

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