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Lewis Guidry had difficulty leaving his wife and son when he entered military service. He had moved them in with her...
Russell Hoff was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in October 1924. After a year, the family moved to Willow Grove,...
Wayne Peer anticipated being drafted. The armed forces had few restrictions to defer service. Peer was inducted at Fort...
Joseph Vater's older brother was old enough to serve, but was married and had a child, so he was not drafted. Vater was...
Mahlen Arledge received his draft notice in July 1943 and went into service the next month. He elected to go into the...
Bernard Marcus did not anticipate that his color blindness would affect his entry into the service and receipt of his...
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...
Wayne Pierce grew up in the small farming community of Polo, Illinois. He was drafted in June 1941 six months before...
Before he could finish his schooling, Philip Schmidt was drafted into the Army. He knew several people that had been...
Carroll Harris was born in January 1922 in Rockport, Mississippi and went into the service at 20 years old. After...
Robert Butler Whitcomb was born in Scipio, Indiana. When he was about six his family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where he...
Edward Donald Grant, Jr. was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1923. His father worked in the Presbyterian Church. He was...
Robert Cahoon was drafted into the Army on his 21st birthday. When he reported to Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near...
Robert Swift was drafted. He received his draft notice before he turned 18. He was a medic in the 71st Division [...
For William Winter, basic training was different [Annotator's Note: different than his previous experiences at Ole Miss...
Richard J. Field was born and raised in Upstate New York in the small town of Liberty. He lived on the outskirts of...
Joseph Yourkavitch was born in October 1925. He served in Company C, 1st Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th...
Herbert Weatherwax was drafted into the military when he was 24 years old. He had a problem with alcohol while he was...
Monroe Scherer had lost a year of studies due to illness as a child. When he turned 18, he was still in high school. He...
Jimmy Doi spent his first day in the internment camp [Annotator's Note: Doi was interned at the Gila River Relocation...
Willie Wesley Thompson was drafted into the Navy in 1941 or 1942 and became part of the 14th Special Seabee unit [...
Thomas Murphy was drafted into the Army on 8 June [Annotators Note: 8 June 1944]. His father had worked as the...
William Wayne was drafted and went to Fort Leonard Wood in Saint Louis [Annotator's Note: Saint Louis, Missouri] for...
Jimmie Dyer entered the service in March 1944 after making a deal with his mother to finish high school. He was sworn...
Vincent DeSalvo was a barber in New Orleans and was at the hospital to visit a customer of his who had been in accident...
Thomas J. Bostick was born in October 1923 in Laurinburg, North Carolina. His parents, both sharecroppers, traveled...
Robert Rupp liked the military. He decided while he was in school that if he was going to war, he would rather be an...
David Hanning was born in May 1927 in Saranac Lake, New York. His mother, a nurse from Montreal [Annotator's Note:...
George A. Sarosi, like everyone else in Hungary, had a dossier that contained general information such as his...
Gary Tate was born in December 1924 and graduated from high school at 16 years old before the Japanese bombed Pearl...
There were many gold stars in the windows around Lorraine Mesken's home, and she remembers helping to console mothers...
Melvin Baker felt the German guards were tough. He tried to stay right with them. A flight of B-17s [Annotator's Note:...
Joseph Haines was drafted in April 1944. He was sent to Camp Lee, Virginia. He got off the train and there were two...
[Annotator's Note: Dieter Gruen worked as a scientist in the chemistry research division of the Manhattan Project at...
Eduardo Alberto Peniche Carvajal volunteered for a program called V-12 [Annotator’s Note: V-12 US Navy College Training...

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