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Eugene Vaadi enlisted in the US Army Air Forces at age 20 and was sent to Maxwell Field in Montgomery, Alabama for...
Chafer Honea was in his senior year of high school and many people were being drafted. Students were allowed to...
In 1940, when Firman Balza was 17 years old, there was talk of mobilizing the military. He joined Navy Reserves in...
Guy Stern was in Louisiana on maneuvers about a month or less. While on maneuvers they had an MP [Annotator's Note:...
Boot camp was mostly about discipline for Angelo Ciotta. They instill that you are not there for yourself but for the...
Ejnar Christiansen was a 16 year old deck mate on the SS Selma and had made a trip from Denmark to Santo Espírito,...
Guy Stern went to Camp Barkley, Texas for basic training. This was the training ground for medical administration. High...
Arnold Debrick went to Camp Hood, Texas for basic training. He was used to hard work so basic training was not all that...
In his advanced training, Guy Stern had to interrogate prisoners. They were taught four or five methods and were given...
In 1944, Guy Stern and his unit were broken into six-man intelligence teams. They were on an Australian fruit boat, the...
Norman Bussel arrived in Glasgow, Scotland and were greeted by a bagpipe band. The Red Cross had coffee and donuts but...
Herbert Stern had received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and was...