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Dell Lauderdale went home after completing his service in the Marine Corps. After six months out of the military, he...
Antoinette Underwood signed up for the Army a day or two after Pearl Harbor. She had to go to West Point for an...
Josephine Reeves was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 1919. Growing up, Reeves attended the West Catholic...
Richard Scheerer was on the streets of Little Rock when he learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was...
Joseph Hairston ended up going to artillery school. The rest of the Army was segregated, however, OCS [Annotator's Note...
For William Winter, basic training was different [Annotator's Note: different than his previous experiences at Ole Miss...
Bruno Viani was asked by his company commander if he would consider applying for OCS [Annotator's Note: Office...
Earl Tweed enlisted in the 29th Infantry Regiment in a heavy weapons company. He trained on all the various weapons...
Herbert Weatherwax was drafted into the military when he was 24 years old. He had a problem with alcohol while he was...
Catherine Long had boot training in the Navy. Her parents had no objection to her joining the service. Her father was...
Enrique Cervantes was the PX [Annotator's Note: post exchange] officer for Lowry Airbase in Denver, Colorado. There...
Raymond VanDuzer was inducted into the service then sent to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was not sure what he wanted...
At Wendover, there was a base regulation stating that there was never to be any ammunition present in an aircraft until...
Donald Long and his squadron [Annotator's Note: Patrol Squadron 12 (VP-12)] were transferred to the group that became...
Robert Templet took his boot camp training in San Diego. The days started early for him. During his first week in...
Edward Chinnis enlisted in the Navy on 11 November [Annotator's Note: 11 November 1942] in Raleigh, North Carolina then...
Claude Shannahan joined the 3rd Marines [Annotator's Note: 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division]. He went with the...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
While Richard Keller was in Miami he got a phone call from a major asking if Keller wanted to go to the Command and...
Following the end of the war, Patrick Russell flew in other carrier squadrons [Annotator's Note: after Composite...
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...
Gary Tate was born in December 1924 and graduated from high school at 16 years old before the Japanese bombed Pearl...
Norman Hatch finished his photography training in New York City sometime in April 1942 then returned to Quantico,...
Despite his excitement at being liberated from German custody, Rothacker Smith knew he was to return to a racist and...
[Annotator's Note: Richard Swanson was assigned to the USCGC Comanche (WPG-76) on escort duty for the troop transport...
From China, the USS Balduck (ADP-132) took Donald Dean and the rest of the crew back to Okinawa, then to Hawaii,...
Norman Ikari recalls Pearl Harbor very well. It was a Sunday morning and Ikari was sitting in his house in East Los...
In early 1954, Bernard Marcus was visited by a colonel with the Signal Corps in Washington. The officer had been told...
At Langley airbase, John Alison switched over to P-36 [Annotator's Note: Curtiss P-36 Hawk] pursuit aircraft. In a...
Clayton Fisher has a friend named Roy Russell who served in the same bomb group, Bombing Squadron 8 (VB-8), who is...
Robert Lewis Curl was born in 1925 in Warrior, Alabama. He had two brothers and one sister. All his siblings were...
Carl Peterson was born in Foraker, Oklahoma. He had three brothers and a sister and when his mother remarried he got...
Patrick Russell was born in Minneapolis in 1919. His wife was born there as well. He attended 14 different schools...
William Curtis was born in 1921 in a shack five miles outside of Hazlehurst, Mississippi in the Martinville Community....
Malcolm Hershel Higgins was born in April 1921. He was delivered by his grandfather. His father was a World War 1...

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