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Edward Tipper enlisted in the Army. All paratroopers enlisted. None were drafted. He wanted to join the paratroopers...
Richard Boyd was born in November 1924 and grew up in York, Pennsylvania. During World War 2 he served in Company B,...
Revis Dale Haslett was born in July 1922 in Brownstown, Illinois. He lived in Illinois until after he graduated high...
Lowell Brueland had a normal flight training. He graduated in September 1942 and was assigned to the 20th Fighter...
Harry Bell and the rest of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 422nd Infantry Regiment [Annotator's Note: 106th Infantry Division...
John A. McCarthy was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His family moved to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. He was...
Joseph LaNier joined the United States Navy in February 1944. African-Americans prior to 1942 were not allowed to join...
John Nicholas went into the service in September 1943. His half brother George was already in the Navy. Nicholas went...
Roy Boreen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 1920. During the Great Depression, his father worked as a cement...
Cleston Stell was born in Alvarado, Texas in 1926. The family moved to Fort Worth when he was young. During the 1930s,...
William Epperson reported to Camp Wolters [Annotator's Note: in Mineral Wells, Texas] and found that many of the men...
Samuel Spector joined the United States Army Air Forces as a pilot trainee but he did not pass the advanced pilot...
Elmo Espree was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in September 1921. His family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1923...
John Poole was born in Mercy, Texas in 1923. The Great Depression represented hard times for Poole. His father had a...
Frank Maresca started his basic training in January [Annotator's Note: January 1944]. He was first sent to Fort Dix for...
Elmer Knudsen was born in February 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in Camden, New Jersey. He had a...
Cleveland Peterson was born in Baudette, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up there. Baudette is on the Canadian border in...
Abe Milkis was called up soon after finishing high school. After being drafted, he found himself on bivouac in a tent...
Gerald Vernon Leopold, known as Gerald V. Leopold in the Army, was born in Frankfurt, Germany in August 1923. When he...
James White was born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1925. As a junior in high school at the time of the Japanese attack on...
George Rudloff enlisted in December 1942 in the Enlisted Reserve Corps as a college student. In April 1943, a group of...
After he was inducted into the Army, Joseph Simpson first went to Camp Wolters in Mineral Well, Texas for about three...
Lewis Guidry had difficulty leaving his wife and son when he entered military service. He had moved them in with her...
Russell Hoff was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in October 1924. After a year, the family moved to Willow Grove,...
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...
Bernard Marcus did not anticipate that his color blindness would affect his entry into the service and receipt of his...
Charles Coolidge was born in August 1921 on Signal Mountain, Tennessee where his family spent the summer months. The...
James Matthew Weller was born in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana in July 1922. Before the war, he attended college....
Wayne Pierce grew up in the small farming community of Polo, Illinois. He was drafted in June 1941 six months before...
Before Arthur Seltzer was drafted into the Army, he had received multiple letters of commendation from the Army Signal...
Vernon Alexander was sent to Fort Hood, Texas for his basic training. It was known as North Camp Hood at the time that...
Harry Quinn entered Camp Shelby in September [Annotator’s Note: 1943] and stayed there for about a week. From there,...
Billy Grieves was born in Liberty Center, Ohio. At a young age his parents moved the family to Detroit, Michigan for...
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...

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