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[Annotator's Note: Francis Hurd served as a truck driver in Company B, 291st Engineer Combat Battalion. He saw action...
Clifford Suthern Hayes was with the 222nd infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion,...
Byron Othello Wilkins experienced the artillery barrage around 5:30 in the morning [Annotators Note: on the morning of...
[Annotator's Note: Arthur Pendleton served in the US Marine Corps as a machine gunner in Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st...
After being liberated in Warnach, Belgium for the second time, Emile Engles' father went to look at their family home....
[Annotator's Note: Grant Jiro Hirabayashi was assigned to the Red Combat Team, 1st Battalion, 5307th Composite Unit (...
Richard Nummer entered service in November 1943 at 17 years old. He went to San Diego for boot camp. That was his first...
Forrest Villarrubia volunteered for the Marines the day after his high school graduation. His mother would not sign for...
William Braddock was sworn into the Marine Corps in New Orleans, Louisiana. He thought he would fail the physical...
Sterling Mace was born in the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. He attended school there and played varsity...
Joseph Goble was part of a contingent of Marine enlistees from Raleigh, North Carolina. He did 12 weeks of boot camp...
In 1940, David Heath graduated high school and went to work on a farm. Later that year, he joined the Marines [...
Andrew Kiniry went for his physical on 8 August 1942. Shortly after his induction on 22 August at Fort Dix, he traveled...
After John DuBose signed on with the Merchant Marines, he was shipped to the Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg,...
Charles Littig was selected for PT school following his graduation in December 1942 as a Navy midshipman at...
Theodore Finkbeiner processed through induction at Camp Beauregard [Annotator's Note: in Pineville, Louisiana] then...
Harry Bell and the rest of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division...
Russell Hoff and his regiment [Annotator's Note: 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division] surrendered during...
[Annotator's Note: Paul Bosworth served in the USAAF as a tail gunner on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber in...
Major Cohn joined the Navy and originally thought of becoming a submariner. He mistakenly thought it would be romantic...
Louis B. Hutchinson was born in November 1925 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Philadelphia [Annotator's Note...
Marvin Westcott chose the Navy because San Francisco was a Navy town. Additionally, his father had taken his boys to...
Ralph Marcarelli reacted badly to inoculations when he entered the Navy at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He missed boot...
Lee Roy Dugas was sent to San Diego for his Navy basic training. It was his first trip out of Louisiana, having never...
Merlin Smith chose to join the Navy because he wanted to avoid the difficult life of an infantryman. He also liked the...
After enlisting, Richard Lockhart was sent to Fort Eustis, Virginia where he joined an antiaircraft unit with which he...
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...
Berle Wheeler was sent to Camp Robinson, Arkansas for 13 weeks of boot camp. He was then sent to Camp Gordon in Augusta...
Frank Fontana took his basic training in Camp Barkeley in Texas. It was miserable, desolate country. The training...
Mahlen Arledge received his draft notice in July 1943 and went into service the next month. He elected to go into the...
Clarence Derrington entered the service and went from Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near Hattiesburg, Mississippi]...
Harold Berkman had 16 weeks of basic training as a member of Company B, 36th Infantry Training Battalion [Annotator's...
Carroll Harris was born in January 1922 in Rockport, Mississippi and went into the service at 20 years old. After...
Chester Brewer was sent to Las Vegas, Nevada and fired every gun from BB guns [Annotator's Note: air gun that fires...

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