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Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
Robert Kelso was born in Bristow, Oklahoma. He lived up on a farm owned by his grandparents. A few years after he was...
John Kerner heard of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while he was walking down the street and overheard it. He and...
Norman Bussel advises anybody going into the service to really think about it. It is not a pastime or a hobby or a...
Nelson Constant's company [Annotator's Note: Humble Oil Company] hired 13 colored boys [Annotator's Note: African-...
Amelia Taylor discussed the developments of the war while she was in high school. It was very real to them. They...
For Vernon Leopold, being from a Jewish background was unpleasant in Germany as there had been latent anti-Semitism...
Drafted into the Army in 1943, Peter Paret was thrown in with unfamiliar types, and became a fairly solitary man. His...
Theodore Skare was drafted in May 1943. He had previously tried to enlist in the Army Air Corps but they turned him...
Robert Walter was born in 1922 in Seneca County, Ohio. His young years prior to entering the service were spent within...
After Pearl Harbor, Herbert Gross was drafted. He had a brief basic training program. By August 1942, he had started...
Isaac Edward was drafted into the Army in 1943. His uncle, Joseph Anthony, had gone before him. Boot camp in St. Louis...
Tokuji Yoshihashi was drafted and went to Camp Blanding, Florida for 17 weeks of basic training. He was trained on...
Charles Slay was sent to Oregon after being drafted into the Army and was assigned to the 104th Infantry Division. They...
Marion Bahlinger was born in August 1925 in Baton Rouge [Annotator's Note: Baton Rouge, Louisiana]. He grew up with...
[Annotator's Note: Segment begins with Sacks and the interviewer discussing the interviewee referring to his notes...
When Martin Richard was inducted into the service, he could choose his branch of service. You could not volunteer, you...
Benjamin Carson was born in February 1923 on a farm in Ottawa Township, Minnesota. Shortly afterward, his family moved...
When the draft was instituted, Harold Ashton decided to enlist in the Navy with hopes of becoming a pilot. After...
Leroy Fadem entered the Navy's training for sea duty in July 1942. He entered Midshipman School at Colombia [Annotator'...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
John A. McCarthy was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His family moved to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He was...
Louis B. Hutchinson was born in November 1925 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Philadelphia [Annotator's Note...
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...
Bruno Viani was in the 102nd Medical Regiment, Company B, 27th Infantry Division prior to the start of the war. As part...
Harold Lightell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1923. Growing up was wonderful in New Orleans. He loved the...
Lawrence Brooks was drafted in 1940 and went for basic training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. By November [Annotator's...
Michael Linquata went to Boston after graduation [Annotator's Note: he graduated from high school in January 1944]. He...
Cleveland Peterson was born in Baudette, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up there. Baudette is on the Canadian border in...
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...

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