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Dale Peterson volunteered for the Navy and was sent for training at the Farragut Naval Training Center in Idaho. He...
Remi Kidder was sent to San Diego, California for his basic training. He was used to hard work and discipline so that...
Theodore M. "Ted" Robinson enlisted in the Navy and was sent to a ship in the Hudson River to train on. He was supposed...
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....
Windom Joseph Burton went into Navy boot camp in Norfolk [Annotator's Note: Norfolk, Virginia] and was then sent for...
Robert Curl entered the Navy never having been very far from home. It was to be a different experience for him. He had...
Claude Clifton Cuniff, Junior was assigned to the USS General G.O. Squier (AP-130) out of San Francisco [Annotator's...
Alfred Rodrigues wanted to be an engineer in the Navy. He found that the engine room was very hot and he passed out in...
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...
Fermer Kellogg learned to swim, survive jumping in a burning pool, handle a rifle and march while training [Annotator's...
William Lee Barnes enlisted in the Navy and was given basic training at Great Lakes [Annotator's Note: Naval Station...
Otis Kight had his basic training for the Navy at Norfolk [Annotator's Note: Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia...
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...
Julian Trist Bringier McConnell was born in Memphis, [Annotator's Note: Memphis, Tennessee], where his father was...
William Leo Spaetgens enlisted in the United States Navy [Annotator's Note: on 22 October 1942]. His parents did not...
Walter Bud Gafford was born in April 1920. He joined the United States Navy in March 1941 so that he could see the...
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...
Jackson Augustus "Jack" Ashton, Senior volunteered for quartermaster school in the Navy. He was advised to sail on as...
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...
Ralph Marcarelli reacted badly to inoculations when he entered the Navy at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He missed boot...
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...
Paul Rothenheber went to Rhode Island for a six week boot camp. He did alot of marching and took many classes. He was...

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