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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...
Stanley Wolczyk was born in Cleveland, Ohio in December 1917. His father and mother were both Polish immigrants. They...
After he was inducted into the Army, Joseph Simpson first went to Camp Wolters in Mineral Well, Texas for about three...
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...
Richard Graff did not mind being drafted because he knew he was going to have to fight in the war. He thinks his ethic...
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...
Robert C. Andry was born in March 1925 in Chastang, Alabama. He attended Catholic school through high school. Once he...
Carroll Harris was born in January 1922 in Rockport, Mississippi and went into the service at 20 years old. After...
Lorcey J. Sonnier was born in May 1924. During the Great Depression, he did not have shoes. The town did not have roads...
Robert Butler Whitcomb was born in Scipio, Indiana. When he was about six his family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where he...
Timothy Mahoney wanted to join the Navy because a friend of his was in the Navy. His father told him to wait until he...
David L. Lehigh was born in December 1924 in York County [Annotator's Note: York County, Pennsylvania]. He grew up in...
Howard Anderson was born in December 1922 in North Dakota. He grew up on a farm. His father was a farmer. The family...
Edward Donald Grant, Jr. was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1923. His father worked in the Presbyterian Church. He was...
Bernard Baker was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, in February 1924. He grew up with nine siblings. An older...
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...
The war was on and all of the men were being drafted. After the first year, women were allowed to join the military, so...
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...
Alan Moskin was drafted out of Syracuse [Annotator's Note: in Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York]. He went into...
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...

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