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Russell Mayeur left New Orleans for St. Petersburg, Florida to train for the Merchant Marine. He had no problem with...
William Greer had complications with his draft board registration. He moved several times and did not follow-up by...
John McConn was sent to Paris, Texas for basic training. That lasted about four months then he was sent to Kingsville,...
Arthur Staymates had a typical, hard training before he left the States but it was not too difficult for him. He...
Anthony Varuso thought highly of the natives on the island of New Guinea. Even though their clothing was minimal, they...
Ben Skardon was born in July 1917 in St. Francisville, Louisiana, one of six children. His parents were from New...
J. W. Childs was born in Cisco, Texas. From a young age, however, he and his little sister lived with their parents in...
Arthur Staymates thought General Patton [Annotator's Note: US Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton] was a great...
John McConn and his troopship went directly from the United States through Gibraltar and landed in Marseilles, France....
George Linker was sick with yellow jaundice while he was on the front. He was pulled back from the action [Annotator's...
Lily Sawada and her family arrived in Poston, Arizona [Annotator’s Note: this was part of the relocation of Japanese-...
Troy Edwards and his unit [Annotator's Note: Carrier Aircraft Service Unit 14 (CASU-14)] loaded their equipment on...
James Moshovitis was sent to radio school in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He didn't like taking Morse code, and he fought the...
James Downing and a group of boot camp comrades signed up together for the USS West Virginia (BB-48). At six years old...
Carroll Knutson was captured by the Germans after his bomber was shot down. He and other POWs had to survive in...
William Myers, Jr. described submarine school at Pearl Harbor as good and not good; he hated training in the pressure...
When he set sail, Gerald West had never heard of Guadalcanal. He didn't learn about it until he was about to attack it...
William Laubner was in Stalag Luft III [Annotator's Note: near Zagań, Germany (now Poland)] as a POW [Annotator's Note...