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Kaliste Saloom entered service in Louisiana and was routed to Camps Beauregard and Claiborne. He was next shipped to...
John Pogue was a capable typist when he entered the Army. He was told that with his ability to type 70 words per minute...
Felix Polito was drafted into the Army in November 1942. He went to Camp Maxey for his infantry training and was there...
After induction into the Army, Norris Waddill went to Camp Crowder, Missouri for his basic training. Basic training was...
Clifford Albert Hahn entered basic training at Fort Lee, Virginia [Annotator's Note: he had enlisted in July 1942]....
Isadore Bronstein received his draft notification in late 1942 or early 1943. He had thought he would not be called up...
Jerome Paul DiFulco was sent to Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri [Annotator's Note: Fort Leonard Wood in Pulaski County,...
After high school, Melvin Linkous entered the field of radio. He interviewed Bob Hope's [Annotator's Note: Leslie...
Bernard Marcus did not anticipate that his color blindness would affect his entry into the service and receipt of his...
James "Jim" Geisler was inducted in Virginia and then transferred to Atlantic City [Annotator's Note: Atlantic City,...
Gus Gikas considered enlistment to be good for him. Being an amateur radio operator, Gikas could fix just about any...
Philip Sciortino entered the Army and went to Camp Beauregard [Annotator's Note: in Pineville, Louisiana] for his...
On 1 July 1943, Milton Moxon received his draft notice. He reported to Fort Hood, Texas for basic training after which...
Wayne Pierce grew up in the small farming community of Polo, Illinois. He was drafted in June 1941 six months before...
Frank Hartzell was a good student and maintained his high school deferment. After graduation, he entered the ASTP [...
Before he could finish his schooling, Philip Schmidt was drafted into the Army. He knew several people that had been...
Walter Halloran had never thought about joining the military until the attack on Pearl Harbor. He knew no one who had...
Vernon Alexander was sent to Fort Hood, Texas for his basic training. It was known as North Camp Hood at the time that...
Odell Wallace Vaughn was born in December 1921 in Greenville, South Carolina and grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina...
Jack Albert Del Monte was drafted in September 1942 and sent to Fort Dix [Annotator's Note: now Joint Base McGuire-Dix-...
Al Currier was sent to Fort Custer [Annotator's Note: Fort Custer Training Center, Kalamazoo County and Calhoun County...
Leon Hirsch enlisted in the Army Air Forces before high school graduation. He was inducted into service in August 1945...
Thomas Kingsley's departure for military training was an emotional family event. He had volunteered for the Army...
Clarence Derrington entered the service and went from Camp Shelby [Annotator's Note: near Hattiesburg, Mississippi]...
Thomas Kiyoshi Tsubota trained at Schofield Barracks [Annotator's Note: in Honolulu, Hawaii] as a member of the 298th...
William B. Hughes knew he wanted to be a soldier when he first saw his brother in uniform. He eventually joined the...
Billy Grieves was born in Liberty Center, Ohio. At a young age his parents moved the family to Detroit, Michigan for...
Mark Maynard entered the Navy and initially had training in Idaho and then Illinois. While he was at the second...
James Allen was 16 years old in the spring of 1942 and a junior in high when he decided to join the Navy. In March he...
Richard "Dick" Schneider was trained at various locations in the United States but spent most of his time at Gulfport...
Calvin Moret volunteered for the Army Air Corps. Following testing, he was accepted on 14 October 1943. He was sent for...
Lloyd Duncan enlisted in the Navy. He had chosen the Navy because he wanted to fly. He was sent to Memphis, Tennessee...
Helen Anderson Glass enlisted but could not enter active service until she was investigated by governmental security...
Carrol Joy was erroneously given three sets of shots after swearing into the United States Army Air Forces. His first...
Chester Strunk was recruited and enlisted [Annotator's Note: in June 1942] but then told to return to college and await...
Irwin Stovroff got the call for service in the military, but it was not the assignment he anticipated. Instead of entry...

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