Enlistment

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Arthur Killam was born in San Francisco and lived there until he was six years old when he moved to San Jose,...
[Annotators Note: The interview begins with Guarnere and the interviewer talking about previous interviews Guarnere has...
Harley Reynolds served with the 1st Infantry Division from the time that he went in. He was in the 16th Infantry...
Byron Othello Wilkins, who goes by B.O. Wilkins, was named after his father. He grew up in northeast Arkansas in Luxora...
Roy Boreen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 1920. During the Great Depression, his father worked as a cement...
Russell Hoff was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in October 1924.  After a year, the family moved to Willow Grove,...
Josephine Reeves was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April 1919. Growing up, Reeves attended the West Catholic...
Robert Addison was born in Akron, Ohio in December 1922. Growing up he was very athletic and played many different...
Tom Quigley recounts how he was in church when the attack on Pearl Harbor took place and did not even know about the...
Edward Tipper was a member of a military group that received a tremendous amount of recognition. He was 18 or 19 when...
[Annotators Note: The interview begins mid conversation but gets on track shortly after the initial conversation.] Tom...
George Bernard Griffenhagen was in Plzen, Czechoslovakia on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Griffenhagen was born in Portland,...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with the interviewer discussing with Franklin Denius how he should answer questions...
Richard Higgins was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in Sims Hospital. Higgins moved to Harrison, Maine when he was...
Robert Freligh’s father died when he was two and a half years old. His mother worked full time as a pharmacist but was...
Raymond Wells was born in Eagle, Colorado in April 1922. He was living in Secora, New Mexico and remembers the day the...
David Roderick was born in Decatur, Illinois on 18 November 1923. Roderick had five brothers. His mother and father...
When Grant enlisted he volunteered for the Army Air Corps. He knew that he would end up going eventually and he wanted...
Wesley S. Trindal was with Company F, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He was born in Superior, Wisconsin...
Kelly Kuwayama was drafted a year before Pearl Harbor and entered the Army. He was assigned to a coastal artillery unit...
Fred Hirsekorn was born in Schonlanke, Germany in May 1924. There were about five generations of Hirsekorns who were...
Robert Freligh probably decided to join the navy because his brother was in the army and there was most likely some...
Richard O'Kane gave William Leibold a nice 35mm camera. O’Kane snuck it in the trunk of Leibold's car one day during a...
Sidney Philips remembers hearing about Pearl Harbor while sitting at a drug store counter on the corner of Dauphin and...
Joseph Motil was deferred for six months and then went into the service on 22 January 1942. Motil was born on 24 July...
Robert Freligh was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1921. He moved to Adrian, Michigan where he went to live in an...
In January or February 1942 President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which allowed for the internment of...
Daniel Farley tried to enlist in the Marine Corps but they turned him down. He then went to the army and they took him...
Gerard Halpern graduated from high school in May or June of 1943. He applied to City College and started classes there...
Norman Hatch graduated from high school when he was 17 years old. He grew up in both Boston, Massachusetts and...
[Annotators Note: Interview begins with Frank Guidone and the interviewer talking about Guidone contracting malaria and...
Romus Burgin was born in Jewett, Texas and stayed there until he graduated high school in 1941. He joined the Marine...
Richard Higgins joined the Marine Corps in 1940. He was set on the Marine Corps from the beginning. He never considered...
As a 13 year old, David Yoho did not have friends of draft age. He did keep company with older boys and took on a tough...
Robert L. Williams was born in Covington, Kentucky in 1922. He was raised in Park Hills. His life was fairly boring...
Joe Boitnott was born Monty Joe Boitnott in April 1921 and raised in Maxwell, Iowa. Boitnott’s mother was a housekeeper...

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