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[Annotator's Note: Grant Jiro Hirabayashi was assigned to the Red Combat Team, 1st Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (...
Soon after joining the 1st Infantry Division, Ralph Sykes became charge of quarters. One night, while typing a letter...
Yukio Kawamoto was born in Berkeley, California in November 1919. He was drafted into the Army from the University of...
When the ASTP [Annotator's Note: Army Specialized Training Program] was disbanded in March 1944, Robert Mero was sent...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
Russell Clark enlisted at a young age [Annotator's Note: shortly after he turned 18 years of age]. He went to basic...
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
Richard Boyd was born in November 1924 and grew up in York, Pennsylvania. During World War 2 he served in Company B,...
Theodore Finkbeiner processed through induction at Camp Beauregard [Annotator's Note: in Pineville, Louisiana] then...
Philip Schultz and friends became interested in photography. They eventually were fortunate enough to use that interest...
Harry Bell and the rest of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division...
As the situation unraveled for 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, German tanks cut off the battalion's position...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
The Germans took the weapons away from the wounded American infantrymen Raymond VanDuzer was treating. A day or so...
John Raaen saw the focus at the US Military Academy change after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It became obvious...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Prince volunteered to be a Ranger while in Port Moresby, New Guinea.] They moved to...
Leonard Lomell served with Company D, 2nd Ranger Battalion, United States Army. That Rangers were volunteers and aimed...
Garland Virgil Longhoffer turned 18 years old and became eligible for the draft in March 1944. He could have stayed out...
John H. Price, Jr. was with the 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion throughout World War 2. He started at Camp Shelby then...
Howard Genrich qualified for ASTP [Annotator's Note: Army Specialized Training Program] training. Before ASTP, Genrich...
Cleston Stell was born in Alvarado, Texas in 1926. The family moved to Fort Worth when he was young. During the 1930s,...
James B. Jones's father died not long after the move. Jones was working for a lawyer and his family in town. The family...
Zeno St. Cyr received his draft notice, but he found that he was rejected during his physical examinations because of...
Elmo Espree was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in September 1921. His family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1923...
Robert Huber read Mein Kampf in high school. It was his first introduction to Hitler [Annotator's Note: German Dictator...
John Poole was born in Mercy, Texas in 1923. The Great Depression represented hard times for Poole. His father had a...
Lawrence Brooks was drafted in 1940 and went for basic training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. By November [Annotator's...
Samuel Malta went into the service in June 1943. He took his basic training at Camp Wheeler near Macon, Georgia. He was...
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...
Leonard Jindra was listening to a radio broadcast by Walter Winchell [Annotator's Note: Walter Winchell, American...
Seymour "Sy" Lichtenfeld was sent to basic training anticipating that he would join the Air Corps. Instead he...
R.M. Wilkes was born in July 1923 in Georgia. His father was a pharmacist in the small town of Cobbville [Annotator's...
Julian Siebert was drafted in May 1942. The next year was very long. He had his basic training in Camp Hood in Texas....
Berle Wheeler was sent to Camp Robinson, Arkansas for 13 weeks of boot camp. He was then sent to Camp Gordon in Augusta...

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