Military service stateside

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Daniel Farley has been back to Europe several times. It was not difficult for him to go back the first time because...
Bob Miksa [Annotator’s Note: Robert Miksa] was inducted into the service at Camp Grant, Illinois then sent to Camp...
Norman Hatch, along with a group of other servicemen, boarded a train for Washington DC on a Sunday morning. Most of...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
When Jack Sanders decided to enlist, he knew nothing about air operations let alone how hard it was to get into the air...
Joseph LaNier joined the United States Navy in February 1944. African-Americans prior to 1942 were not allowed to join...
Roy Boreen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 1920. During the Great Depression, his father worked as a cement...
Bruno Viani was in the 102nd Medical Regiment, Company B, 27th Infantry Division prior to the start of the war. As part...
Abe Milkis was called up soon after finishing high school. After being drafted, he found himself on bivouac in a tent...
James Matthew Weller was born in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana in July 1922. Before the war, he attended college....
Wayne Pierce grew up in the small farming community of Polo, Illinois. He was drafted in June 1941 six months before...
Billy Grieves was born in Liberty Center, Ohio. At a young age his parents moved the family to Detroit, Michigan for...
Josephine Reeves was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 1919. Growing up, Reeves attended the West Catholic...
Joseph Hairston ended up going to artillery school. The rest of the Army was segregated, however, OCS [Annotator's Note...
Bruno Viani was asked by his company commander if he would consider applying for OCS [Annotator's Note: Office...
At Wendover, there was a base regulation stating that there was never to be any ammunition present in an aircraft until...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
Sidney Philips remembers the whole platoon being sent away to Lejeune. Most of the men were put into the 1st Regiment....
Norman Hatch was asleep at his place in New York on the morning of 7 December 1941. He had preset his radio to turn on...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
Norman Ikari recalls Pearl Harbor very well. It was a Sunday morning and Ikari was sitting in his house in East Los...
Charles Fitts, Jr. was born in December 1924 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He lived there until he was about four years old....
John W. Marr was born in Johnson County, Missouri in May 1918. He grew up on a farm and moved farms twice during his...
James Weller picked the Army for enlistment because his father had served in World War I in a submarine. The submarine...
Tom Quigley grew up playing polo and riding horses and initially volunteered to serve with the cavalry in the army....
When Grant enlisted he volunteered for the Army Air Corps. He knew that he would end up going eventually and he wanted...
Kelly Kuwayama was drafted a year before Pearl Harbor and entered the Army. He was assigned to a coastal artillery unit...
Clinton E. Riddle was born in Loudon County, Tennessee in February 1921. He was the only child in his family and grew...
Joseph Hairston ended up at a camp 100 miles south of Tucson [Annotator's Note: Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona...
Richard O'Kane gave William Leibold a nice 35mm camera. O’Kane snuck it in the trunk of Leibold's car one day during a...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer and George Wichterich talking about a tank that was knocked out...
Frank Buschmeier went to armament school in Denver, Colorado. In Denver, the men were split into training groups for...

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