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Wallace Jeffery entered service after receipt of his draft notice. He signed up at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [...
John Raaen saw the focus at the US Military Academy change after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It became obvious...
Leonard Lomell served with Company D, 2nd Ranger Battalion, United States Army. That Rangers were volunteers and aimed...
Barbara Pathe was disappointed that she missed the Normandy Invasion. She was sent by train to Brooklyn, New York where...
John Nicholas went into the service in September 1943. His half brother George was already in the Navy. Nicholas went...
Joseph Brannan was sent on a train to San Diego, California for boot camp after he enlisted in the United States Navy....
Jack Madden took his basic training for the United States Navy in Newport, Rhode Island. He originally signed up to...
Fulton Taylor chose the United States Navy because service there appealed to him. His older brother was already in the...
William Leo Spaetgens enlisted in the United States Navy [Annotator's Note: on 22 October 1942]. His parents did not...
Rollins Rosenzweig had a rough boot camp experience in San Diego. He did not complain but rather took it as it came. It...
Harold Joslin joined the Navy around 1939. He liked the idea of going to sea. He also really wanted to get off the farm...
Howard Genrich qualified for ASTP [Annotator's Note: Army Specialized Training Program] training. Before ASTP, Genrich...
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...
Horace Sharp found himself in the Army on a troop train headed to the southeast [Annotator's Note: Sharp was inducted...
Elmo Espree was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in September 1921. His family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1923...
Robert Huber read Mein Kampf in high school. It was his first introduction to Hitler [Annotator's Note: German Dictator...
John Poole was born in Mercy, Texas in 1923. The Great Depression represented hard times for Poole. His father had a...
Lawrence Brooks was drafted in 1940 and went for basic training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. By November [Annotator's...
Frank Maresca started his basic training in January [Annotator's Note: January 1944]. He was first sent to Fort Dix for...
Julian Siebert was drafted in May 1942. The next year was very long. He had his basic training in Camp Hood in Texas....
Elmer Knudsen was born in February 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in Camden, New Jersey. He had a...
John McConn was sent to Paris, Texas for basic training. That lasted about four months then he was sent to Kingsville,...
Norman Riggsby was drafted. He then went to an examination. Afterward, he went to a reception center in Michigan. From...
Henry Malec began his training in the Army in Camp Robinson near Little Rock, Arkansas. He was issued his uniform,...
Abe Milkis was called up soon after finishing high school. After being drafted, he found himself on bivouac in a tent...
After induction, Jack Barnes went to Camp Howze in Gainesville, Texas for nine months of training. He trained in...
Frank Fontana took his basic training in Camp Barkeley in Texas. It was miserable, desolate country. The training...
Burton Johnson entered into service at Clinton, Arkansas at age 18. At Fort Sill, Oklahoma, he was assigned to the 1st...
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...
Arthur Staymates had a typical, hard training before he left the States but it was not too difficult for him. He...
John Pogue was a capable typist when he entered the Army. He was told that with his ability to type 70 words per minute...
Mahlen Arledge received his draft notice in July 1943 and went into service the next month. He elected to go into the...
Gus Gikas considered enlistment to be good for him. Being an amateur radio operator, Gikas could fix just about any...
James Matthew Weller was born in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana in July 1922. Before the war, he attended college....

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