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Lawrence Brooks was drafted in 1940 and went for basic training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. By November [Annotator's...
Frank Maresca started his basic training in January [Annotator's Note: January 1944]. He was first sent to Fort Dix for...
Francis J. Cook was born in August 1924 and grew up in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. His father was a barber and Cook...
Julian Siebert was drafted in May 1942. The next year was very long. He had his basic training in Camp Hood in Texas....
Elmer Knudsen was born in February 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in Camden, New Jersey. He had a...
Wilson Shoughrue, Jr. was born Springfield, Massachusetts in September 1925. His parents separated when he was seven...
Norman Riggsby was drafted. He then went to an examination. Afterward, he went to a reception center in Michigan. From...
Abe Milkis was called up soon after finishing high school. After being drafted, he found himself on bivouac in a tent...
Lawrence Yatsu was in a relocation camp. When he left the camp to go to college he was drafted. By that time his...
Joseph Medicine Crow was 98 years old at the time of the interview. His Crow Indian Tribal name was High Bird but the...
Gerald Vernon Leopold, known as Gerald V. Leopold in the Army, was born in Frankfurt, Germany in August 1923. When he...
Peter Harry was born in May 1924. He had two brothers in the service during the war. His father worked for a sink...
Frank Fontana took his basic training in Camp Barkeley in Texas. It was miserable, desolate country. The training...
Burton Johnson entered into service at Clinton, Arkansas at age 18. At Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he was assigned to the 1st...
Stanley Wolczyk was born in Cleveland, Ohio in December 1917. His father and mother were both Polish immigrants. They...
Lewis Guidry had difficulty leaving his wife and son when he entered military service. He had moved them in with her...
John Singlaub enlisted in the US Army Artillery because he wanted the experience to supplement his infantry skills....
Russell Hoff was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in October 1924. After a year, the family moved to Willow Grove,...
After induction into the Army, Norris Waddill went to Camp Crowder, Missouri for his basic training. Basic training was...
Mahlen Arledge received his draft notice in July 1943 and went into service the next month. He elected to go into the...
Charles Coolidge was born in August 1921 on Signal Mountain, Tennessee where his family spent the summer months. The...
Floyd Dumas' father worked for the New York Central Railroad in Malone, New York as a boilermaker. Dumas had three...
Henry Freedman reported to Fort Devens, Massachusetts after receiving his draft notice. He was then sent to Camp...
James Matthew Weller was born in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana in July 1922. Before the war, he attended college....
Wayne Pierce grew up in the small farming community of Polo, Illinois. He was drafted in June 1941 six months before...
Before Arthur Seltzer was drafted into the Army, he had received multiple letters of commendation from the Army Signal...
Vernon Alexander was sent to Fort Hood, Texas for his basic training. It was known as North Camp Hood at the time that...
Samuel Lombardo joined the National Guard on 11 November 1939. He had a friend in the Guard who coaxed him into doing...
Harry Quinn entered Camp Shelby in September [Annotator’s Note: 1943] and stayed there for about a week. From there,...
Harold Berkman had 16 weeks of basic training as a member of Company B, 36th Infantry Training Battalion [Annotator's...
Robert Swift was drafted. He received his draft notice before he turned 18. He was a medic in the 71st Division [...
Antoinette Underwood signed up for the Army a day or two after Pearl Harbor. She had to go to West Point for an...
Opal Grapes joined the Army and reported for duty at Foster General Hospital in Temple, Texas. She underwent training...
Josephine Reeves was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 1919. Growing up, Reeves attended the West Catholic...
Richard Scheerer was on the streets of Little Rock when he learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was...
Joseph Hairston ended up going to artillery school. The rest of the Army was segregated, however, OCS [Annotator's Note...

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