Military service stateside

The map only displays records that have geographic information. Switch to the grid view to see all records.

Map is loading...
Timeline is loading...

The timeline only displays records that have date information. Switch to the grid view to see all records.

Oscar Culp was born in May 1925 in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a young African-American, he saw some of the biases...
Ralph C. Franklin did not pass his first physical for the Marine Corps because he was underweight. He ate bananas and...
Despite his father's initial objection, William Hall was excited to be activated as a Marine. Hall was sent to San...
Thomas Joseph Lemme teamed up with a fellow named John Prentice Brown [Annotator's Note: Lemme was drafted into the...
Jean "Marian" Alva Yancey Landry first went to the Marine recruiter to merely find out what was involved with becoming...
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...
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...
John S. Johnson completed United States Marine Corps training and became an infantryman. He had military training prior...
[Annotator's Note: The interview starts with Martin Banyas mid-sentence talking about being drafted.] Banyas learned...
In 1940, David Heath graduated high school and went to work on a farm. Later that year, he joined the Marines [...
Roberta Randolph "Randy" Tidmore could go to officer's training after basic training [Annotator's Note: Marine Corps,...
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Edward Bale was sent to Philadelphia to the Marine Corps basic officer's course and...
Bryghte Davis Godbold joined the Marine Corps and attended the basic school for new officers in Philadelphia. The...
James J. Hill took all the Marine courses with no problem [Annotator's Note: during Marine Corps boot camp in late 1941...
Robert Addison joined the United States Marine Corps on 7 January 1942. He spent three weeks at Parris Island and then...
Bernard Friedenberg had his basic training at Fort Hancock. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he was working with his...
Andrew Kiniry went for his physical on 8 August 1942. Shortly after his induction on 22 August at Fort Dix, he traveled...
Russell Clark enlisted at a young age [Annotator's Note: shortly after he turned 18 years of age]. He went to basic...
After John DuBose signed on with the Merchant Marines, he was shipped to the Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg,...
Harold Buell attended Parsons College in Iowa [Annotator's Note: Fairfield, Iowa] on an athletic scholarship. He was an...
Ralph Weymouth graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1938. He was 12 years and old living in northwest Seattle in 1929...
Martin Carmody did his flight training at Corpus Christi, Texas. When he graduated nine months later he was sent to San...
Robert L. Rorschach enlisted in the Navy and attended Midshipman School at Prairie State, and spent time aboard the...
Leroy Fadem entered the Navy's training for sea duty in July 1942. He entered Midshipman School at Colombia [Annotator'...
Kenneth Theis completed midshipman training in two months and was commissioned an ensign in the Navy in November 1943....
Charles Littig was selected for PT school following his graduation in December 1942 as a Navy midshipman at...
From the time Robert Doolan was ten or 12 years old, he wanted to fly. He was in high school and you had to have some...
Charles Moore was born in Washington, D.C. on 14 May 1919. Growing up with five siblings, Moore had a twin sister....
Edward Field was accepted [Annotator's Note: into the United States Army Air Forces Aviation Cadet Program] and was...
John Howland had taken flight courses and was ready to join the Air Force but was restricted from becoming a pilot...
Alfred Taddeo is from Portland, Oregon. While there with a group of classmates at the University of Portland Oregon [...
Norman Sterrie finished flight training in the summer of 1940 [Annotator's Note: Sterrie had entered the Navy in...

Pages