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Irwin Stovroff got the call for service in the military, but it was not the assignment he anticipated. Instead of entry...
Russell Gackenbach had his Army Air Forces basic training in Florida. There were not enough uniforms for the recruits...
Dabney Montgomery was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps and sent to Kessler Field in Biloxi, Mississippi...
Albert Porche learned to take Army life as it came. He was in Jackson, Mississippi after his enlistment. People did not...
Robert Butler Whitcomb was born in Scipio, Indiana. When he was about six his family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where he...
David Fisher reported for active duty on 23 December 1943 at Camp Beauregard [Annotator's Note: in Pineville, Louisiana...
George Hood discusses his entry in the United States Army Air Forces. He recounts his training experiences in multiple...
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...
Thomas Tizzard was aboard the USS Denver (CL-58) when it went into dry dock to be repaired after being torpedoed. The...
After he returned to duty, Lloyd Dendy had a case come up where a member had a death in the family. The Red Cross is...
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...
Vincent DeSalvo was a barber in New Orleans and was at the hospital to visit a customer of his who had been in accident...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
Frank H. O'Leary and his unit [Annotator's Note: Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division]...
William McCool crossed the Rhine River. He and another soldier were sent forward as scouts. Hidden by grape vineyards,...
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...
David Verlander was given leave, and he went home to his family in New Orleans, Louisiana, after which he began a four...
Martin Brignac had no idea of what the Japanese were going to do along the coast. They had to try and do anything they...

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