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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...
Dale Peterson volunteered for the Navy and was sent for training at the Farragut Naval Training Center in Idaho. He...
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....
Mitchell Zimmer attended boot camp at Newport, Rhode Island. He went to special training in San Diego. He was assigned...
Major Cohn joined the Navy and originally thought of becoming a submariner. He mistakenly thought it would be romantic...
Troy Edwards entered boot camp in San Diego. It was a lonesome experience for him. He did find a friend to talk to...
Harry Lockhead was sent to Great Lakes for his Navy boot camp training. The discipline was no different than he had at...
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...
Ralph Hopkins wanted to join the Navy at 17 years of age, but his father refused. Hopkins could have gotten a job...
Rollins Rosenzweig had a rough boot camp experience in San Diego. He did not complain but rather took it as it came. It...
Harry McCauley joined the Navy and was sent to San Diego, California for his basic training. It was tough but easier...
Paul J. Frisco enlisted in the Navy because of his father's service during World War 1 and because of the Navy's...
Chester Biernacki went to Newport, Rhode Island for boot camp. He liked the discipline of boot camp. He handled lines...
Warren Schmitt was sent to San Diego after he was drafted. He had six weeks of training. Some of the young men could...
Lee Roy Dugas was sent to San Diego for his Navy basic training. It was his first trip out of Louisiana, having never...
When Claude Taylor turned 18, he enlisted in the Navy. His father had been in the Army in France in World War 1. The...
After five weeks of boot camp, Vernon Cummings was given leave and then reported for mechanical training at Great Lakes...
Herbert Fontenot went to Camp Wallace, Texas for Navy boot camp. He had no problem with the weather but wearing boots...
Harold Joslin joined the Navy around 1939. He liked the idea of going to sea. He also really wanted to get off the farm...
Joseph Daquarna enlisted in early 1945 and went to boot camp in San Diego. Afterward, he was assigned to a submarine...
Clarence Schilperoot took a train ride from his point of enlistment in Seattle to San Diego. He was awed in seeing the...
After enlisting, Richard Lockhart was sent to Fort Eustis, Virginia where he joined an antiaircraft unit with which he...
Howard Genrich qualified for ASTP [Annotator's Note: Army Specialized Training Program] training. Before ASTP, Genrich...
Allen Pedersen was inducted into the Army [Annotator's Note: on 20 August 1942 at a facility in Salt Lake City, Utah]....
Cleston Stell was born in Alvarado, Texas in 1926. The family moved to Fort Worth when he was young. During the 1930s,...
James Deal was inducted into the Army and sent to Fort Lewis, Washington. A tank battalion was formed out of the new...
After receiving his draft notice [Annotator's Note: in April 1944], Thomas Houdek was sent to Camp Hood, Texas where he...
William Epperson reported to Camp Wolters [Annotator's Note: in Mineral Wells, Texas] and found that many of the men...
William Greer had complications with his draft board registration. He moved several times and did not follow-up by...
Horace Sharp found himself in the Army on a troop train headed to the southeast [Annotator's Note: Sharp was inducted...

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