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Kenneth Wieland does not remember too much about his basic training but recalls there was a lot of marching and time on...
[Annotator's Note: Throughout this clip, a person off-camera answers a lot of the interviewer's questions or gives...
William Dabney notes that there was no mingling between white soldiers and black soldiers. When they got overseas they...
Henry Armstrong trained in artillery. He was six feet two inches tall. When they boarded the train after basic training...
Vernon Micheel sailed on a freighter manned by a crew from Ceylon [Annotator's Note: now Sri Lanka, November 1942]. He...
William Lansford and the other Marine Raider recruits were taken to Jacques Farm where they began their training. The...
One day Olen Grant was working on an airplane when a private notified him that someone was waiting to see him in the...
Norman Hatch [Annotator's Note: a photographer in the 2nd Marine Division] moved up to the next island because there...
Leading up to the test [Annotator's Note: Trinity test, code name for the first detonation of a nuclear device, 16 July...
Robert Payne was in Pittsburg, Kansas in 1944 in flight training. It was a small town. What they were doing was well...
Before that, while instructing in SB2As [Annotator's Note: Brewster SB2A Buccaneer light scout bomber], Clayton Fisher...
Edward Zarger was in basic training with two men who had been in prison for life. They were told if they completed...
Robert Kelso went to Vietnam as an advisor but was called to Saigon to run the Armed Forces Radio when it was learned...
The biggest problem on Rufus Harris' ship [Annotator's Note: the USS Miami (CL-89)] was a typhoon [Annotator's Note:...
Most of Bernard Smith's missions were to railroad marshalling yards. [Annotator's Note: SMith walks off camera for a...
James Fitzsmorris heard about German u-boat [Annotator's Note: submarine] attacks in the Gulf of Mexico but never knew...
Alexander White enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Fort Sam Houston in Texas. There he met his wife, a native of...
George Morgan was given a physical and sworn into the Navy along with many other men on Church Street. [Annotator’s...
George Wiswell was made a third-class diver in the Navy. Most repair jobs are figured out as they are done. He was in...
Donelson Houseman got a ten day leave and went home. After reporting back, he was assigned to Fort Fisher, North...
Richard Keller and the rest of the 37th Division took part in the Louisiana Maneuvers. They were bused into the area...
Shirley Chase Kruse loved flying the Stearman [Annotator's Note: Boeing-Stearman Model 75 Kaydet primary trainer...
Samuel Goss boarded the USS Bladen [Annotator's Note: USS Bladen (APA-63)] as it entered into a trial period prior to...
[Annotator's Note: Ervin Lloyd Rasmussen served in the Navy and was assigned to Pier 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in...
The Battle of the Philippine Sea was the end of Jack Glass' combat tour. They finished up the Marianas operation then...
Donald Wilson reported to San Francisco for duty assignment at Pearl Harbor aboard the USS New Orleans (CA-32). The...
Teaching was fine, and Frank Purvis knew how fortunate he was. He was reading about and seeing guys in the real war....
Theodore Vallas was happy to know that his ship [Annotator's Note: USS Wasp (CV-7)] was going into battle and that he...
After being accepted into the Navy V-7 program [Annotator's Note: V-7 US Navy Midshipmen Officer Candidates Program,...
[Annotators Note: Robert Kelso was serving as an officer in the 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment when it was sent to...
Francis Bucher was training pilots for night flying [Annotator's Note: at Naval Air Station Ellyson Field, Pensacola,...
Edward Bale was G4 of the 1st Marine Division and then Chief of Staff of that Division during the Vietnam War. As the...
After World War 2 and the Korean War [Annotator's Note: 1950 to 1953], William McCowen served in the Vietnam War. He...
Jerome Harold Black reported to Fort Sill [Annotator's Note: in Lawton, Oklahoma in February 1943] and for almost a...
When the United States dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Richard Ryan was at the naval air station on...
Towards the end of World War 2, John Carruth, serving in the Navy, was sent to Jacksonville [Annotator's Note:...

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