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Martin Brignac went into the service on 5 June 1941 and went to Camp Callan, California for basic training. Most were...
Archie Kelley had done very well in high school and had no academic problems at all [Annotator's Note: while attending...
Norman Bussel went to Florida to be assigned to a B-17 [Annotator’s Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress] crew. The pilot...
The first saltwater trip John Campbell made as a US Merchant Marine [Annotator's Note: Campbell regularly does not...
Francis Hurd was born in Woodhall, New York to parents who were farmers. When he was 16 years old he was forced to quit...
Robert Guitard was drafted after graduating from high school [Annotator's Note: in 1945]. He went to Fort Williams [...
The attack on Pearl Harbor [Annotator's Note: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941] did not...
James O. Evans was born in 1925 in Rustin, Louisiana. His father owned a cotton farm and from an early age Evans worked...
Robert E. Foster entered the Navy in November 1934. He was drafted [Annotator's Note: into the Army] in 1942. Foster...
[Annotator's Note: Phineas Stevens was ordered to join a Landing Ship Tank flotilla, LST Flotilla 7, from San Francisco...
[Annotator's Note: Guy Grenny was stationed at the Naval Air Station in San Diego, California.] Grenny served food and...
Thomas Francis Schicker's boot camp training was excellent. After four weeks, they went to Camp Matthews [Annotator's...
Edgar Harrell was born in October 1924 in Cadiz, Kentucky. He was 18 when he joined the United States Marine Corps in...
James Franklin Young was sent to Parris Island [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in Beaufort...
Mary Cummings was on duty on the night shift when she got news that an atomic bomb [Annotator's Note: nuclear weapon...
The first time Robert Doolan ever flew was in a B-17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber] and...
Haney Ambrose was born in 1922 in Baton, Rouge, Louisiana. His father was a carpenter and farmer during the Great...
Herman Pbert was in the hospital as the war was ending. He was told he had done a good job cleaning his own shrapnel...
Carrel Reavis went from Virginia to basic training on a segregated train. When he went overseas, his ammunition company...
Wesley Fronk qualified for the Army Specialized Training Program [Annotator's Note: usually referred to by the acronym...
Roy Cascio's parents were devastated when he was drafted in 1943. He had just turned 18. They were great people and...
Albert Pultz Lochra, Jr.'s father had been in World War 1. His brother went overseas on the Aquitania [Annotator's Note...
Herbert Saylor was drafted shortly after graduating from high school. His father and sister brought Saylor to the train...
When Claire Maddox went into the service [Annotator's Note: in the summer of 1943], he had the option to pick any of...
In February 1943, Bill Connelly was inducted into the Army at Indiantown Gap [Annotator's Note: Fort Indiantown Gap in...
On the morning of Sunday, 7 December 1941, Maurice Hackler and a friend were driving to a wildlife area to go rabbit...
Amelia Taylor had trained at Bethesda [Annotator's Note: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda,...
Lawrence Winnier's boot camp [Annotator's Note: in the US Navy] was being taught how to set a table and make beds. They...
Wilford E. Hastings drafted into the Army in 1943 and was sent to Chattanooga, Tennessee for induction. He was then...
On 20 October 1942, Robert "Bob" Rickel began his military experience at Fort Dix [Annotator's Note: in Trenton, New...
The only time Alfred Dietrick was concerned about what he had gotten into was when he would go to the movies and see...
Earl Forstall is from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was studying mechanical engineering at Tulane University when the war...
Gale Ammerman went to England just after Christmas 1943. He went to Scotland first. He about froze to death even...
Frank Biondo went to Fort Warren, Wyoming [Annotator's Note: now Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming...
I. J. Karpay was born in Brooklyn, New York [Annotator's Note: Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs in New York, New...
Kenneth F. Thomas reported to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia for induction [Annotator's Note: he had been drafted into the...

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