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Vernon Alexander was sent to Fort Hood, Texas for his basic training. It was known as North Camp Hood at the time that...
Harry Quinn entered Camp Shelby in September [Annotator’s Note: 1943] and stayed there for about a week. From there,...
Harold Berkman had 16 weeks of basic training as a member of Company B, 36th Infantry Training Battalion [Annotator's...
James Allen was 16 years old in the spring of 1942 and a junior in high when he decided to join the Navy. In March he...
Charles McGee was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1919. After third grade he moved to Illinois. He also spent some time in...
John Laborde had been assigned a mission to capture a Japanese field gun while assigned to the 24th Infantry Division...
Carrol Joy was erroneously given three sets of shots after swearing into the United States Army Air Forces. His first...
After he enlisted, Carroll Knutson was evaluated and selected for training as a pilot. His training began at Maxwell...
Dabney Montgomery was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps and sent to Kessler Field in Biloxi, Mississippi...
Harold Gournay was born in Eunice, Louisiana in 1919. He grew up and attended school in Eunice. He graduated from high...
Glen Jostad had an abbreviated basic training before beginning radio training at Scott Field [Annotator's Note: near...
Max Finesmith was drafted into the Army infantry but ended up in the Air Forces. He trained at Fort Jackson, South...
Frank Bostwick joined the ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] for three years while he was in high...
George Hood discusses his entry in the United States Army Air Forces. He recounts his training experiences in multiple...
Robert Swift was drafted. He received his draft notice before he turned 18. He was a medic in the 71st Division [...
Dell Lauderdale went home after completing his service in the Marine Corps. After six months out of the military, he...
John Raaen attended West Point. His father was a career officer who graduated from the Military Academy on 1 November...
John McConn experienced German machine gun fire at the battle of Saint- Dié. The enemy fired their guns at the...
John Rogers was fighting on Christmas Day [Annotator's Note: 25 December 1944] during the Battle of the Bulge. They...
Joseph Medicine Crow somehow enjoyed war. This is despite some opinions that war is terrible. War allowed him to commit...
The Army Air Corps had so many people in the system that they had to figure out what to do with them so they created...
John M. Roberts began to look for the wounded men in the group ahead of his but could not find them. They started to...
Harold Joslin was transported from Guam directly to Japan on the Argentina Maru. [Annotator's Note: Joslin had been...
Enrique Cervantes was the PX [Annotator's Note: post exchange] officer for Lowry Airbase in Denver, Colorado. There...
Benjamin Schleider was assigned to General Grow's [Annotator's Note: US Army Major General Robert Walker Grow,...
Paul Dietzel flew from the Hawaiian Islands over Kwajalein to Tinian. During the flight they had not had anything to...
Jack Leaming and his SBD pilot had just completed their bombing run on Marcus Island when the antiaircraft fire became...
At Wendover, there was a base regulation stating that there was never to be any ammunition present in an aircraft until...
[Annotator's Note: Emil Schoonejans served in the Navy aboard the submarine USS Burrfish (SS-312) and was rated a...
Lowell Hughes got new uniforms when he returned to Fort Devens [Annotator's Note: Ayer and Shirley, Massachusetts]. He...
Jimmy Doi spent his first day in the internment camp [Annotator's Note: Doi was interned at the Gila River Relocation...
Thomas Murphy was drafted into the Army on 8 June [Annotators Note: 8 June 1944]. His father had worked as the...
One of the chiefs saw Jack Yusen again at the opening of the Taffy 3 memorial and asked Yusen if he remembered him....
John Witmeyer harbored an intense anger toward German soldiers. He punched German prisoners in the face, ran bayonets...
Thomas Tizzard was aboard the USS Denver (CL-58) when it went into dry dock to be repaired after being torpedoed. The...
Peter Harry has bad dreams about the war. He goes to meetings and they talk about the Battle of the Bulge and that...

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