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Thomas Joseph Lemme teamed up with a fellow named John Prentice Brown [Annotator's Note: Lemme was drafted into the...
Jacklyn Lucas's uncle had been a Marine. He finished his eighth grade of school in June 1942. He overwhelmed his mother...
Francis John "Dick" Varone enlisted in the Marine Corps by himself. He waited until he received orders to report to...
William Braddock was sworn into the Marine Corps in New Orleans, Louisiana. He thought he would fail the physical...
Joseph Mittelsdorf thought the Marine Corps was intense. They taught everyone learn how to follow orders. The training...
Thinking he would ship out the next day, Frank Campisano took the family car to be sworn into the Navy. But when he...
Sterling Mace was born in the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. He attended school there and played varsity...
Jack Skaggs joined the Oklahoma National Guard when he was 15 years old. He was in Headquarters Battery, 70th Field...
Theodore Marolda enlisted for four years in the Marine Corps. He went to Parris Island [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps...
In boot camp, George Vincent Ross was initially treated as a low-life by the DI [Annotator's Note: drill instructor]....
Joseph Goble was part of a contingent of Marine enlistees from Raleigh, North Carolina. He did 12 weeks of boot camp...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts with Martin Banyas mid-sentence talking about being drafted.] Banyas learned...
Henry Bourgeois was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first flew when he was about seven years old. After...
James J. Hill took all the Marine courses with no problem [Annotator's Note: during Marine Corps boot camp in late 1941...
Roger Shaw was born in New Orleans in 1921. He grew up and was educated in New Orleans. After graduating high school,...
Russell Mayeur left New Orleans for St. Petersburg, Florida to train for the Merchant Marine. He had no problem with...
Harold Zeringer and several of his friends decided to enlist in the United States Navy on 9 December 1941, just a few...
[Annotator's Note: Edward Nacey joined the US Army Air Forces and was sent to California in 1943.] He was so excited....
Lee O. McKinnon was born in Valdosta, Georgia in August 1925. He was raised by his mother and grandfather and worked on...
Alfred Taddeo is from Portland, Oregon. While there with a group of classmates at the University of Portland Oregon [...
Salvador Perino was sent to Memphis, Tennessee to fly Stearmans [Annotator's Note: Boeing-Stearman Model 75 Kaydet or...
John Gehrett was sent to a Navy supply school in conjunction with Harvard Business School [Annotator's Note: at Harvard...
Darrell Welch trained on twin engine aircraft. He was flying bombers in flight school and assumed he was going to be a...
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
Lowell Brueland had a normal flight training. He graduated in September 1942 and was assigned to the 20th Fighter...
James Russo applied for and was accepted into Officer Candidate School after his Army basic training. He was then sent...
oseph J. Drake was drafted and sent to Camp Shelby, Mississippi with the newly formed 69th Infantry Division. As an...
Jack Beverstein first entered the Navy in the V5 Program [Annotator's Note: Naval Aviation Cadet program]. He learned...
Remi Kidder was sent to San Diego, California for his basic training. He was used to hard work and discipline so that...
Joseph LaNier joined the United States Navy in February 1944. African-Americans prior to 1942 were not allowed to join...
Joseph Brannan was sent on a train to San Diego, California for boot camp after he enlisted in the United States Navy....
Robert Curl entered the Navy never having been very far from home. It was to be a different experience for him. He had...
Mitchell Zimmer attended boot camp at Newport, Rhode Island. He went to special training in San Diego. He was assigned...
Henry A. Tacket was an amateur radio operator in his youth. His friends coaxed him into joining the Navy's V3 program...
Fermer Kellogg learned to swim, survive jumping in a burning pool, handle a rifle and march while training [Annotator's...

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