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Donald Dean went to Farragut, Idaho for boot camp then to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for fire control school where he...
Moses Hogan's basic training was in Norfolk, Virginia, and he shipped out from San Diego, California. He was assigned...
Harold Bergbower completed high school then entered the service at age 19. He was 21 years old when Pearl Harbor was...
Basic training for Robert Boyer was regimented, leaving little to chance. For 17 weeks he worked with the 57mm anti-...
Once Utah Beach was secured, Jack Gutman returned to England with the evacuees, and wound up in the officers' ward. His...
Having completed multi-engined flight training as an Army Air Force pilot, Alonzo Emerson reported to Greenville, South...
Edward E. Boyles recalled his various sleeping quarters when traveling overseas. When he was shipped out to Hawaii for...
After finishing his training, John Snyder was assigned to the USS Harry Lee (APA-10), which transported troops to North...
Frank Golemi was sent to the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center [Annotator's Note: Now Lackland Air Force Base, a part...
[Annotator's Note: Robert Addison served in the US Marine Corps as a mortar man in the 1st Marine Raider Battalion.]...
Robert Kelso went to Vietnam as an advisor but was called to Saigon to run the Armed Forces Radio when it was learned...
Donelson Houseman got a ten day leave and went home. After reporting back, he was assigned to Fort Fisher, North...
John Witmeyer was sent to Camp Pickett, Virginia where roll was called and men were assigned to various outfits. When...
After gunnery training, Clarence Lee "Jack" Dobbs was sent to a staging area in Lincoln, Nebraska, then to Harvard,...
On his first trip outside of New York, John Foy traveled to Fort Benning, Georgia for basic training. He had a...
James Flannigan was sent to Camp Carrabelle, Florida [Annotator's Note: after completing basic training at Fort Sill,...
Hugh Colbert's platoon sergeant was a man name Charles Hruby who was very good with the men and almost seemed like the...
Russell Clay was aboard the USS Helena (CL-50) when it departed California for Hawaii. She spent ten months there...
Kenneth Theis reached Pearl Harbor and discovered that he was to be the Supply and Disbursement Officer on the USS...
Everett Hyland was on the radio gang on the Memphis [Annotator's Note: USS Memphis (CL-13)]. They picked up 200...
Roy Boreen spent a year and a half as part of the USS Oklahoma's (BB-37) 3rd Division Deck Force. Every Friday was...
Mark Maynard traveled by train from New London, Connecticut to Mare Island which was a replacement depot for submarine...
Carroll George trained on the USCGC Danmark (WIX-283) [Annotator's Note: Danmark; full-rigged ship of Danish Maritime...
Donald Wilson took the train across country from San Francisco to Quincy, Massachusetts to report aboard the cruiser...
Walter Halloran packed up and left his family to serve his first tour of duty in Vietnam. He was not alone in pondering...
Carl Caffarel was at Columbia University in New York, taking final exams [Annotator's Note: which were abandoned], when...
Frank Maresca shipped out from the 54th Street Pier in Brooklyn aboard His Majesty's Ship Franconia, a converted luxury...
William Leo Spaetgens and his Navy crewmates aboard the Liberty Ship SS Leslie M. Shaw (MC-0440) were all new to the...
After a successful operation on Kwajalein [Annotator's Note: Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands], Edward E. Boyles...
William Ebersole went to a staging area in Tallahassee, Florida for about a month after finishing his pilot training....
William Hall reached North Island and was assigned to one of two Marine Corps fighter units being organized. Fighter...
Jack Skaggs was assigned to L Battery on Wilkes Island in the Wake Island atoll. The battery had an old 5 inch 51 gun [...
Lowell Rodrigue [Annotator's Note: after joining the crew of the USS Zeilin (APA-3)] headed north to Kiska in the...
Arthur Fishman is a World War 2 Navy veteran. He had three sons and several grandchildren, and his wife passed away. He...
William McCowen had little interaction with the local population while stationed at a replacement depot outside of...
Theodore Finkbeiner returned to Europe after being on leave. He carried bottles of whiskey with him to provide to his...

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