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Cosmo Uttero was drafted [Annotator's Note: in June 1943] and went to Fort Devens, Massachusetts [Annotator's Note: in...
Alton Bourg was stationed with men who were mostly from Pennsylvania and were professionals in their civilian lives....
Earl Williams went to Camp Lee, Virginia [Annotator's Note: now Fort Lee in Prince George County, Virginia]. When he...
Roy Stewart went by train to San Diego [Annotator's Note: San Diego, California after enlisting in the US Marine Corps...
John Symons had basic training at Jefferson Barracks [Annotator's Note: Jefferson Barracks Military Post, Lemay,...
George Joseph Sullivan was sworn in at the Customs House in New Orleans [Annotator's Note: New Orleans, Louisiana] and...
William Burrus was drafted [Annotator's Note: in the spring of 1943] and went to Fort McClellan, Alabama for induction...
[Annotator's Note: Joseph Burrell received his orders to basic training on 22 December 1942]. Joseph Burrell had his...
[Annotator's Note: There is a loud hissing noise throughout this clip.] Seymour Nussenbaum is like his mother who is a...
Gerard Dillon went to Camp Croft, South Carolina for infantry basic training from November until January [Annotator's...
Donald Dean Paynter attended basic training in Houston, Texas. He just remembers it being physical and he got a lot of...
After being drafted, Richard Yeagely went to Fort McClellan, Alabama [Annotator's Note: then Camp McClellan in Anniston...
Wallace Yip, Sr. did his basic training at Camp Claiborne in Alexandria [Annotator's Note: Camp Claiborne, Rapides...
Basic training was rough for Raymond Loidolt. He was 18. It was lot of climbing with full packs on. Once you go through...
William Albright enlisted in the Army Air Corps because he wanted to fly, even though he had never flown before. He had...
[Annotator's Note: James Albert Kitts took his pre-induction physical in August 1943 after being drafted.] He did not...
On 8 September 1942, Irving Baum entered the service and was sent to Camp Upton in Long Island, New York. Three days...
Thomas Eakes had basic training at Ellington Field [Annotator's Note: now Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base] in...
At Camp Campbell [Annotator's Note: now Fort Campbell in Oak Grove, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee], Frank...
Lionel Baxter trained on howitzers. They went through [Annotator's Note: training] in eight weeks because they were...
Eugene Henry Gierka went to Camp Upton [Annotator's Note: in Long Island, New York; now Brookhaven National Laboratory...
Eugene Yackel had to register for the draft after he graduated from high school. He did not know what he wanted to do...
Basic training was normal for Henry Little. His training for building bridges involved alligators and snakes swimming...
Joe G. Casillas reported to Presidio of San Francisco [Annotator's Note: in California] from Fresno [Annotator's Note:...
Robert S. Rugeley was sent to basic training in Mineral Wells, Texas. He was then sent to Fort Monmouth, New Jersey [...
Garland Bath liked being called up for the service. He went to Fort Eustis, Virginia [Annotator's Note: now Joint Base...
Ray Dennis Irby turned 17 in 1941. He was in the backyard of his home in Meridian [Annotator's Note: Meridian,...
Donald Evans was in basic training and the Americans were kicking the Germans up and down in North Africa. Evans was in...
Clyde Nordstrom went to Fort Snelling [Annotator's Note: in Hennepin County, Minnesota] and said he wanted to enlist....
Ellis Whaley does not remember where he had basic training. He was sent to California for special training. It was a...
Being a farm boy and being used to hard work, as well as having a disciplinarian uncle who had been in the service,...
Louis Liberato was sent to New Cumberland, Pennsylvania after being drafted. He was then sent from there to Fort Bragg...
Walter Rozett was sent to basic training in Atlantic City, New Jersey and lived in a hotel for three months. Whenever...
Charles Slay was sent to Oregon after being drafted into the Army and was assigned to the 104th Infantry Division. They...
Irwin Medway was drafted on 18 January 1943 and was to report to basic training. After basic, he was sent to Camp Tyson...
Earl Dean Browning holds up a book that he put together after he came home from the service [Annotator's Note: in...

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