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In January or February 1942, President Roosevelt [Annotator's Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt] signed Executive Order...
Arles J. Doss was drafted into the Army in March 1944 and did his basic training in Little Rock, Arkansas. He trained...
Thomas Murphy graduated from high school on 6 June 1944 and was inducted into the military two days later. He took his...
The racism James B. Jones experienced was bad. He thought it was worse for northerners who went to the south. In 1935...
When the war started, Paul Takeo Bannai registered for the draft, hoping to fight for his country. He was not called up...
Robert Stoops reported to Fort Sam Houston [Annotator's Note: San Antonio, Texas] for one month and then went to Camp...
Terry Shima's older brother had been drafted before the war and served in the 100th Infantry Battalion [Annotator's...
Hugh L. Colbert was born in Electra, Texas in June 1925. He attended school there in the Electra public school system...
Gerard Halpern graduated from high school in May or June of 1943. He applied to City College and started classes there...
Robert Dale Rosendahl was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota in April 1921 and grew up in a small agricultural town....
Arley Jett was born in 1922 in Breathitt County, Kentucky. He grew up in Canoe, Kentucky and near Cincinnati, Ohio....
Grant Jiro Hirabayashi attended school in Hotaka, Nagano, Japan for eight years and lived with his extended family....
Jack Yusen grew up in Queens, New York where he lived with his parents, brother and grandmother and was living there...
Emil Schoonejans volunteered for service in the Navy. He originally wanted to go into the air force. He and a buddy...
Noah Lewis was drafted and inducted into the Navy in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was examined by military doctors and then...
Orville Bethard was attending Washington High School when he learned about the attack on Pearl Harbor. He enlisted in...
John Witmeyer went to enlist in the United States military the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 8...
While the family business was providing dehydrated sweet potatoes for the soldiers to eat, Randolph Trappey's family...
Dell Lauderdale went to Southern Japan after he left the prison [Annotator's Note: Sugamo Prison in Tokyo]. Lauderdale...
The horror of crossing the Rhine River [Annotator's Note: Germany] is the one thing that stands out the most in the...
Robert Guitard could tell we were no longer at war when women could buy silk stockings, and everyone could buy butter....
Thomas Tizzard says that his most memorable experience of World War 2 is hard to pin down. It could be the first time...
Chafer Honea was discharged at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It was late at night and there was a soldier at Fort Bragg...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts mid conversation.] William Martin was drafted in January 1943. He was lucky he...
Carey Suratt left the Navy when his enlistment time was completed. In 1950, someone recommended Suratt join a new Army...
Clarence Derrington and his fellow prisoners of war, POWs, were elated to be unexpectedly liberated. The POWs remaining...
[Annotators Note: Franklin Denius was an artillery forward observer in Battery C, 230th Field Artillery Battalion, 30th...
Cleatus Lebow was born in 1924 in Happy, Texas. He grew up as one of 11 children during the Great Depression, but, as a...
Arthur Jackson was born in Cleveland and grew up in Canton, Ohio. His father was a watch maker and eventually ended up...
Robert Swift was born in August 1925. He grew up on a farm without electricity. Everything was horse drawn. The farm...
William Blanckenburg had an upper middle class upbringing, but they struggled during the Depression. Blanckenburg was...
Carroll Harris was counting inventory in the grocery store he worked at when he heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor...
Francis "Frank" Borrell was born in Beacon, New York, 60 miles north of New York City and ten miles from West Point [...
Richard Bennett's transition from sailor to civilian was so wrapped up in school, work and family matters, he hardly...
While a member of the Kibbutz [Annotator's Note: Kibbutz Matzuva in Israel], Peter Somogyi spent half a day working and...
Mahlen Arledge was married on 24 December 1942. He was 18 and his new wife was 16 years old. She was still in high...

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