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Robert Oplinger joined the Navy, went through boot camp, and then was trained as a member of an underwater demolition...
Cleston Stell was born in Alvarado, Texas in 1926. The family moved to Fort Worth when he was young. During the 1930s,...
Henry Malec began his training in the Army in Camp Robinson near Little Rock, Arkansas. He was issued his uniform,...
John Raaen attended West Point. His father was a career officer who graduated from the Military Academy on 1 November...
James Jeter was drafted in 1944 but did not pass the physical examination at Fort Humbug [Annotator’s Note: in...
Stewart "Stu" Bass was born and raised in Western Montana, about 20 miles outside of Missoula. He was the middle child...
Arthur Staymates was born in 1925 in Murrysville, Pennsylvania which is about 20 or 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. He...
William Harvey grew up in Algiers near New Orleans, Louisiana. His family never went hungry because his father worked...
John Finn enlisted in the Navy in July 1926 and went directly into three months' training in San Diego, California....
Richmond Hamilton characterizes his aviation training as very thorough and shares a pair of anecdotes illustrating this...
James Jeter owns an apartment complex that serves military personnel. He has about two thirds of his 40 units used by...
[Annotator's Note: The interviewer re-starts the oral history at this point and asks the same questions as in the...
In 1953, Bernard Marcus was called into the office of General Lawton [Annotator’s Note: General Kirke B. Lawton] who...
Patrick Russell was aboard a cruiser [Annotator's Note: the USS Detroit (CL-8)] that performed a "pineapple run." It...
Harry Carlson was sent to the classification center in San Antonio, Texas. This part of his training was difficult as...
Harry Carlson's Basic Training lasted a month or two. He met friends there. They were separated into units by alphabet...
Following his graduation from Kings Point [Annotator's Note: the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York],...
Alonzo Emerson was born in April 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The oldest of three children [Annotator's Note: one...
Harry Carlson took his radar school training in Boca Raton, Florida. The system had been developed by the British using...
Catherine Long had her most memorable experience in World War II when the armistice was signed. She served because of...
Constance Negrotto saw a lot during the war that she had never expected to see. She helped the war effort by working...