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Carrol Joy was erroneously given three sets of shots after swearing into the United States Army Air Forces. His first...
Walter Ram went through basic training for the Army. He was discharged after a year in the Army. When the Japanese...
After he enlisted, Carroll Knutson was evaluated and selected for training as a pilot. His training began at Maxwell...
Irwin Stovroff got the call for service in the military, but it was not the assignment he anticipated. Instead of entry...
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...
Harold Gournay was born in Eunice, Louisiana in 1919. He grew up and attended school in Eunice. He graduated from high...
Glen Jostad had an abbreviated basic training before beginning radio training at Scott Field [Annotator's Note: near...
George Roberts was working a good job when he was drafted. He was called up in August and reported to Altoona,...
Francis Dymnicki attempted to become a pilot in the Air Force. Half of his friends wanted to do the same. Dymnicki was...
Frank Bostwick joined the ROTC [Annotator's Note: Reserve Officer Training Corps] for three years while he was in high...
David Fisher reported for active duty on 23 December 1943 at Camp Beauregard [Annotator's Note: in Pineville, Louisiana...
Antoinette Underwood signed up for the Army a day or two after Pearl Harbor. She had to go to West Point for an...
Opal Grapes joined the Army and reported for duty at Foster General Hospital in Temple, Texas. She underwent training...
Richard Scheerer was on the streets of Little Rock when he learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was...
Bruno Viani was asked by his company commander if he would consider applying for OCS [Annotator's Note: Office...
Oscar Otto Martin remembered that on his first day in combat, they were scheduled to attack at two in the afternoon,...
Raymond VanDuzer was inducted into the service then sent to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was not sure what he wanted...
Jimmy Doi spent his first day in the internment camp [Annotator's Note: Doi was interned at the Gila River Relocation...
Warren Nolan went to Pearl Harbor aboard a Navy troop transport ship. It took about six days to get there. He was then...
In addition to class learning, such as communication and radio navigation, Maynard David and the other cadets learned...
Robert Templet took his boot camp training in San Diego. The days started early for him. During his first week in...
Jack Thornhill was sent to San Diego for boot camp. There were a lot of guys from the Alexandria [Annotator's Note:...
The training Marines receive is to make sure that they are always ready. After boot camp, Keith Renstrom went into...
Harper Gruber found boot camp very rough, but very beneficial in terms of his physical conditioning. After school, his...
Henry Muller was in Papua New Guinea undergoing intensive training. Shortly after arriving, Muller was concerned about...
Donelson Houseman believes that the magnitude of the German offensive [Annotator's Note: the German Ardennes Offensive...
Sherwin Callander's voyage to Australia consisted of stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. It was winter and the ship...
Elmo Espree's troop ship sailed from Australia for the Bay of Bengal in India. In India, Espree went through the Ganges...
At Sioux City, the ground crew was completing their training and going on last leaves. One day, the first sergeant...
Francis J. Cook went from England to France in late September or early October 1944. The 106th [Annotator's Note: 106th...
Norman Neste left for Europe in October 1944 after the D-Day invasion [Annotator's Note: the Allied invasion of...
After being turned down by the Navy for being blind in one eye, Clifton Trahan was accepted into the US Merchant Marine...
Glen Kuskie was born in February 1924 on a dairy farm in Lincoln, Nebraska. When his family moved to town, his dad...
Lucien Paul Laborde was named after his grandfathers. He was the third boy in his family. Laborde was born in Vinton,...
James Marks arrived in Boston, Massachusetts from New York. He was shown to his room and was given a basketball. He...

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